Donald Trump questioned by lawyers as protesters allege his security agents violently attacked them

Donald Trump questioned by lawyers as protesters allege his security agents violently attacked them

Donald Trump was questioned under oath in a trial in which protesters allege they were violently attacked by his security agents.

The former US president testified at Trump Tower in New York for several hours on Monday, and a video of his testimony will be shown before a jury if the case goes to trial.

Five New Yorkers of Mexican origin claim that his bodyguards assaulted them outside his Manhattan skyscraper in September 2015.

A number of protests have taken place outside the Trump Tower over the years. Photo file

They were protesting after the then presidential candidate declared Mexican immigrants to be criminals and rapists.

During a speech, Mr. Trump said: “They bring drugs, they bring crime, they are rapists. “

A lawyer representing his accusers said Mr. Trump was questioned on a variety of topics – including comments at campaign rallies where he appeared to be encouraging security guards to treat protesters harshly.

Benjamin Dictor said: “The President was exactly as you expected him to be, he answered questions the way you would expect Mr. Trump to answer questions, and behaved like a in a way you would expect from Mr. Trump. “

Those suing Mr. Trump want the billionaire to pay punitive damages and argue that he should have known that the security guards would be acting “in a negligent or reckless manner.”

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Lawyers representing the former commander-in-chief had objected to his sitting for the deposition. However, a judge denied their request because the allegations occurred outside of his tenure.

After the deposition, Mr Trump said: ‘After years of litigation, I was happy to have had the opportunity to tell my side of this ridiculous story – just another example of baseless harassment of your favorite president. . “

The 75-year-old, who is considering another presidential bid in 2024, faces a number of civil lawsuits related to his alleged conduct before and during his tenure.


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