Don faced questions under oath TODAY after Jon Stewart slams media ‘mistake’


DONALD Trump answered questions in an ongoing lawsuit today.

Former President Trump reportedly gave a videotaped testimony on a case “brought by protesters about his security team’s efforts to crack down on a protest during the early days of his first presidential campaign in 2015”, according to Fox News.

The protest at the core of the suit took place on September 3, 2015, and was in response to comments Trump made about Mexico and Mexican immigrants.

A number of protesters claim they were assaulted while the demonstration was being broken up, and have sued Trump,  the Trump Organization, his 2016 campaign, and security officials. 

The deposition came after comedian Jon Stewart criticized the media coverage of Trump.

“I think we make a mistake focusing this all on Donald Trump, as if he’s Magneto and some incredible supervillain that has changed the very nature and temperature of the U.S.,” Stewart said on CNN.

“He’s just been an effective vessel, but he’s not singing new songs. I think it’s a mistake to focus it all on this one individual.”

Read our Donald Trump live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • DEPOSITION CONCLUDED

    Trump’s deposition reportedly concluded after several hours on Monday.

    “NEW: Former president Donald Trump’s deposition for a 2015 lawsuit filed by several protesters who allege they were assaulted by Trump’s guards has concluded,” a repoter shared on Twitter around 3pm ET.

    “Ben Dictor, one of the attorneys who represents those protesters says Trump took questions for several hours under oath.”

  • WHERE WILL TRUMP GIVE HIS DEPOSITION?

    Former President Donald Trump returned to New York City for the deposition.

    He is set to record his deposition Monday in Trump Tower. 

  • HAS TRUMP BEEN DOING RALLIES?

    Trump has continued making appearances and holding rallies with supporters.

    For example, he spoke at a widely publicized “Save America” rally in Georgia in late September.

  • TRUMP SUING TWITTER, CONTINUED

    Trump’s lawyers say that Twitter is censoring the former president and violating his First Amendment rights.

    Twitter “exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate,” Trump’s lawyers said in a filing.

    Trump was indefinitely suspended from Twitter in January after the shocking US Capitol riot that left five dead. 

    The social media platform said Trump violated the platform’s policy barring “glorification of violence”. 

  • IS TRUMP SUING TWITTER?

    Donald Trump is suing to get his Twitter account restored, claiming the tech giant caved in to pressure from his rivals.

    The former US President asked a federal judge in Florida to request Twitter restore his account – which was removed nearly 10 months ago.

    Trump has now filed a request for a preliminary injunction against Twitter in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    He claims that the tech giant was “coerced” by members of Congress to suspend his Twitter account.

  • WAS TRUMP IN NEW YORK CITY ON 9/11 THIS YEAR?

    In an interview with Fox News on September 10, Trump said he would visit Ground Zero on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

    However, Donny opted out of visiting Ground Zero and instead toured the New York City Police Department’s 17th precinct in Manhattan.

    The former president was seen talking to first responders and taking photos.

  • TRUMP ‘LIABILITY’ FEARS

    Any Donald Trump’s endorsement could be a liability in a general election, warns the Associated Press

    He lost narrowly in Georgia last year.

    Plus, Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue lost runoffs for Senate seats to Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff by wider margins in January.

    Some Republicans have said Trump’s insistent claims that the November 2020 election was rigged depressed GOP runoff turnout, delivering US Senate control to Democrats.

  • TRUMP ARRIVED MONDAY MORNING

    Photos on Twitter reportedly showed Trump arriving at Trump Tower for the deposition on October 18.

  • ‘DIDN’T TURN OUT TOO GOOD FOR TRUMP’

    People on social media have been commenting on Trump’s deposition, taking place Monday.

  • ‘ALREADY BEEN WON’

    Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich told Fox News before the former president’s deposition that “most of the lawsuit has already been won.

    But Budowich added, “further comment will be provided in due time.” 

  • LAWYER’S STATEMENT

    “This is a case about Donald Trump’s security guards assaulting peaceful demonstrators on a public sidewalk,” a lawyer for the plaintiffs, Benjamin Dictor, told the Associated Press.

    “We will be taking the trial testimony of Donald Trump, under oath, on Monday after years of the defendants’ dilatory attempts to shield him from this examination.”

    “We look forward to presenting the video of Mr. Trump’s testimony to a jury at his trial.”

  • WHO IS BEING SUED?

    Six protesters of Mexican origin said they were assaulted at the protest.

    They sued Trump, the Trump Organization, his 2016 presidential campaign, and security officials.

  • WHAT DID JON STEWART SAY ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, CONTINUED

    “But I think it’s a mistake to focus it all on this one individual, and not to focus it more on the idea that power is its own reward, whether it be in the financial industry or in government,” Stewart added, according to Rolling Stone.

    “Like, power doesn’t cede itself.”

  • WHAT DID JON STEWART SAY ABOUT DONALD TRUMP?

    During an appearance on CNN, Jon Stewart said of Trump, “I think we make a mistake focusing this all on Donald Trump, as though he’s, I don’t know, Magneto, and some incredible supervillain that has changed the very nature and temperature of the United States.”

    “He’s just been an effective vessel. But … he’s not singing new songs … He’s maybe singing them a little better than Goldwater.”

  • TRUMP’S NET WORTH, CONTINUED

    These include the Trump Tower in New York, the Trump World Tower in Manhattan, the gold-plated Trump Hotel Las Vegas, a Palm Beach estate in Florida and 16 golf courses around the world including Trump Turnberry in Scotland.

    However, when real estate dropped amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Trump lost vast quantities of his wealth.

  • WHAT IS TRUMP’S NET WORTH?

    Former president Trump said his net worth was $10billion before the 2017 election, but it was found to be far less than that.

    In 2016, his net worth was $4.7billion, but since then it has dropped to $2.5billion, according to Forbes.

    This is down by $600million since the pandemic started in early 2020.

    The Trump Organization, of which he serves as president and chairman, owns plush resorts, residential towers, real estates and golf courses.

  • DEPOSITION WILL BE USED IN TRIAL

    The videotaped deposition Trump is participating in is being conducted inside Trump Tower.

    That’s where the six protesters were demonstrating in September 2015 about Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants when he ran for president, NBC News noted.

    The deposition will be used as testimony when the case goes to trial.

  • TRUMP’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL MOMENTS AS PRESIDENT

    Some of Trump’s most controversial moments include:

    • When he tweeted telling four minority US congresswomen to “go back” to their “crime infested” countries
    • Separating migrant children taken from their parents at the US border
    • When he responded to the Charlottesville violence by saying “Very fine people on both sides”
    • He still hasn’t released his tax returns
    • The Mueller investigation into alleged Russian collusion
    • His ‘Muslim travel ban’
    • Attempts to build a wall on the southern border
    • The longest ever government shutdown
    • The Stormy Daniels scandal
    • When he mocked Christine Blasey Ford in front of a cheering audience
    • His “nuclear button” tweets about North Korea
    • When he signed an order banning most transgender troops from serving in the US military.
    • Suspending the White House press pass of CNN journalist Jim Acosta following 2018 midterms.
    • His rift with London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
    • When he tweeted calling now former UK ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch “very stupid”
    • Crossing the Korean border in June 2019.
    • Dismissed the UN’s request to investigate the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    • Becomes third President to be impeached but acquitted by the Senate.
    • Repeatedly describing the coronavirus as the “China Virus”.
    • When he suggested injecting disinfectant to treat coronavirus.
    • Stoking “birther” conspiracy theory about presumptive Democrat VP nominee Kamala Harris.
  • WHAT HAS TRUMP SAID ABOUT THE PROTESTS?

    Former President Trump said in an affidavit in 2016 that he has no knowledge about the situation at the protest, according to NBC News.

    He has also claimed he wasn’t directly involved in hiring security personnel.

    His lawyers have tried to keep him from testifying but the judge involved says his testimony was “indispensable.”

  • WHEN WAS THE PROTEST TRUMP IS BEING QUESTIONED ABOUT?

    The deposition comes as part of a lawsuit brought after a September 2015 protest outside Trump Tower in New York City.

    It took place on September 3 of that year.

    The demonstrators were protesting comments Trump made about Mexico and Mexican immigrants, Fox News reported.





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