Trump Holds News Conference Following Appeals Court Ruling



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Former President Donald Trump held a press conference Monday afternoon in New York City to comment on Monday’s appellate court ruling slashing in half the bond levied against him in the case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

Former President Trump is expected to hold a press conference Monday afternoon in downtown Manhattan shortly after a New York Appeals Court slashed the bond due in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ case by more than half, and after a trial date was set in the case brought against him by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

Trump is set to hold a press conference at 40 Wall St. at 1:00 p.m. 

The former president and 2024 GOP presumptive presidential nominee said he would abide by the New York Appeals ruling, which requires him to pay $175 million bond in 10 days.

Trump was expected to announce he would abide by the appeals court ruling, which not only reduced the amount of the bond but also gave the former President 10 more days to pay.

The former president and 2024 GOP presumptive presidential nominee said he would abide by the New York Appeals ruling, which requires him to pay $175 million bond in 10 days. 

The deadline for Trump to post the initial judgment set by Judge Arthur Engoron of $464 million was Monday at 11:59 p.m. Engoron made the ruling in February, after a months-long non-jury civil fraud trial.


Previously on RedState: Trump Appears in NY Courthouse Seeking Criminal Trial Delay or Dismissal in Hush Money Case 

UPDATE: NY Appeals Court Reduces Trump Bond in Civil Fraud Appeal and Extends Deadline


Former President Trump spent much of Monday morning in court, attending the proceeds of a related case, also brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

The judge presiding over that case, Judge Juan Merchan, denied Trump’s motion to further delay the hush-money payments trial. Merchan announced the trial will begin on April 15. 

The trial was initially set to begin Monday — March 25 — but Merchan pushed jury selection to mid-April after the Justice Department turned over more than 15,000 records of potential evidence from a previous federal investigation. Merchan wanted to give the defense time to go through those documents.

It’s interesting to note that the ongoing legal cases vexing the former President don’t appear to be hurting his approval ratings or his standing in the 2024 election polls. As of this writing, the RealClearPolitics average has former President Trump leading current President Biden by 1.7% in the general election, while swing-state polls have been pulling the former President’s way for some time now as well. Whatever the legal cases against Donald Trump may be intended to accomplish, they do not appear to be affecting his chances of regaining office in November.

This is a developing story, and RedState will bring you further coverage of the news conference as events warrant.

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