‘Democrat fascism’: Trump posts a massive bond after judge gives him DAYS to cough up $83 MILLION

Donald Trump had until Monday to either fork over an exorbitant $83.3 million to “defamed” opportunist E. Jean Carroll or post bond after a federal judge denied on Thursday his request to delay the “damages” enforcement pending the former president’s appeal.

As BizPac Review reported, a New York jury awarded the attention-seeking Carroll the staggering sum in January.

Trump immediately began mounting his appeal — one potentially made easier by the fact that the judge presiding over the case, Lewis Kaplan, was like a “mentor” to Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan (no relation), when the two worked together at the same high-powered law firm in the early 1990s.

“It was never disclosed. It’s insane and so incestuous,” Trump’s attorney, Alina Habba said following the stunning verdict. “This is news to us. We are going to include this in our appeal and take appropriate measures. The fact it wasn’t disclosed is an ethics violation.”

On Thursday, Kaplan denied the GOP frontrunner’s administrative stay and ordered him to either cough up the fortune or secure a bond.

“Mr. Trump’s current situation is a result of his own dilatory actions,” Kaplan wrote, according to Fox News Digital.

The former president “has had since January 26 to organize his finances with the knowledge that he might need to bond this judgment, yet he waited until 25 days after the jury verdict,” he added.

Trump has not “made any showing of what expenses he might incur if required to post a bond or other security, on what terms (if any) he could obtain a conventional bond, or post cash or other assets to secure payment of the judgment, or any other circumstances relevant to the situation,” the judge stated. “Accordingly, his present application for a temporary administrative stay is denied.”

Steven Cheung, communications director for Trump’s campaign, called the order “a continuation of a totally lawless Witch Hunt.”

“President Trump filed a timely motion to stay the ridiculous judgment, and many courts, including the Second Circuit, recognize the importance of temporary administrative stays while such motions are considered,” Cheung told Fox News Digital. “We look forward to continuing to litigate the case and to complete vindication of the Truth.”

On X, Kaplan’s order is sparked outrage among Trump’s supporters.

Many on the social media platform believe the order to pay up has less to do with Carroll’s claims and more to do with the 2024 election.

“It’s absolutely election interference,” stated one user, “they’re trying to drain Trump’s coffers before the election!”

UPDATE: Trump ended up posting a 91.6 million bond on Friday morning despite appealing the case.


Melissa Fine


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