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Trump Backtracks on Testifying: Social Media Mocks Reversal in Fraud Trial

Donald Trump’s decision to not testify in his New York civil fraud trial has sparked a wave of mockery and criticism on social media. This reversal follows his earlier testimony in November, where he claimed to have “very successfully and conclusively” testified, leading to varied reactions from critics and legal experts.

Trump’s Decision Against Testifying

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Trump announced on his Truth Social platform that he sees no need to appear again in the trial, having testified in November.

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Christopher Kise’s Statement

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Trump’s counsel, Christopher Kise, stated that Trump’s testimony, along with others, established compliance with accounting standards and that banks viewed Trump as a prized client.

Criticism on Social Media

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Trump’s critics on X (formerly Twitter), however, were quick to respond, with Ben Meislas of MeidasTouch calling Trump a “coward.”

Ben Meislas’ Post

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“Predicting Trump was not going to testify on direct examination at the New York Attorney General trial was obvious,” Meislas , labeling him a “malignant narcissist” and a “total coward.”

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Earl Stephens’ View

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Stephens, a retired Managing Editor of Stars & Stripes, criticized Trump for being scared to testify and face the truth.

George Conway’s Response

Conservative lawyer Conway posted a GIF of a chicken, mocking Trump’s decision.

Neutral Social Media Reactions

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However, some comments were more neutral, acknowledging the strategic decision behind Trump’s announcement.

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Harry Litman’s Analysis

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Legal expert Litman called Trump’s decision smarter, with little to gain and much to lose by testifying. “Trump now says he won’t testify tomorrow. I called this on (MSNBC host) @AlexWitt his morning. Just sayin’ It is the smarter decision – little to gain and lots to lose.”

Alina Habba’s Advice

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Previously, Fox News had reported that Trump’s attorney Habba had advised him to boycott appearing.

A Tumultuous Legal Battle

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Trump’s decision not to testify adds another layer to his ongoing legal challenges, with public opinion sharply divided and social media buzzing with reactions.

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