‘This is the thanks he gets?!’ Eric Trump breathes fire after $354M judgment against father

Eric Trump, the son of former President Donald Trump, slammed Judge Arthur Engoron’s “horribly sad” ruling late Friday on Fox News.

Appearing on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” he responded to Engoron imposing a nearly $355 million fine on his father and the Trump Organization.

“You have a company like ours that has paid over $300 million in taxes to a city. My father built the skyline of New York City — and this is the thanks he gets?!” he said.

“For doing absolutely nothing wrong? Not a dollar financial loss. The exact opposite. Hundreds of millions of dollars in financial gain,” the younger Trump added.

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Trump also directed fire at New York Attorney General Letitia James for filing the complaint that led to Friday’s decision by Engoron.

“She campaigned on that [getting his father], she fundraised on that — we didn’t have a chance,” he said. “We just didn’t have a chance in New York because it’s a rigged system. And you could not have a better real estate company than ours. You could not have a more professional real estate company than ours.”

The younger Trump continued by slamming New York state.

“I caution anybody — I caution anybody even thinking about moving to New York to just be careful,” he said. “This is not the state that my father grew up in. This is not the state that we grew up in. This is the demise of a politically weaponized system. And it’s horribly sad.”

“New York is a hopeless place at this point. It’s so sad. This judge ruled against my father before we even went to trial. He ruled against our entire family. It was a setup from the very beginning. This was never supposed to be in that court. It was supposed to be in the commercial division. They would never allow it to get there,” he added.

Dovetailing back to the supposed case against this father, he argued that “every single witness” had testified against the allegations.

“Every single witness testified we have nothing to do with this,” he said. “They went in, witness after witness, this is not what they did in the company. It didn’t matter to this guy. You know, we were trophies on a wall for this guy. This is the state of New York.”

The latter accusation against Judge Engoron seems legit when you factor in the way the judge behaved after issuing his ruling:

Trump went on to draw an equivalence between the corruption seen in dictatorships like China and Russia, and the corruption being seen pouring forth from the Biden administration and its allies.

“They are doing everything they possibly can—no different than impeachment one, impeachment two, the Russia hoax, the spying on his campaign, the going after Kavanaugh,” he said.

“This is Russia, this is China, this is the same game. It all comes out of the DOJ. It all comes out of Biden,” he added.

He also alleged that his father’s only being targeted because of his decision to run for reelection.

“They would not be doing this if Donald Trump wasn’t the frontrunner for president, beating Joe Biden in every single poll, absolutely blowing Nikki Haley out of the water,” he said.

“That’s why they’re attacking him. They’re attacking him civilly and criminally. They are doing everything they possibly can,” he added.

All this said, Trump vowed that an appeal is in the works.

“I paid approximately $300 million in taxes as the migrants come in and they take over New York. We’ll appeal. We’ll be successful, I think, because frankly if we’re not successful, New York state is gone. People are moving out of New York state, and because of this, they’re going to move out at a much faster rate,” he said.

In addition to fining Trump’s father hundreds of millions of dollars, Engoron also ruled that he may not serve as an officer or director of ANY company in New York for at least three years.

And Engoron came for the former president’s sons.

“He … imposed a two-year ban on the former president’s adult sons and ordered that they pay more than $4 million each,” according to The New York Times. “One of them, Eric Trump, is the company’s de facto chief executive, and the ruling throws into doubt whether any member of the family can run the business in the near term.”

Vivek Saxena

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