Former President Donald Trump and his sons criticized New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) on Wednesday for “weaponizing her office” ahead of the midterm elections, following the filing of a civil fraud action against Trump, his three eldest children, and his businesses.
Former President Trump said on Truth Social, “Another Witch Hunt by a racist Attorney General, Letitia James, who failed in her run for Governor, getting almost zero support from the public, and now is doing poorly against Law & Order A.G. candidate, highly respected Michael Henry.” Trump was referring to a Trafalgar/Insider Advantage survey conducted last week that placed James 1.2% behind his Republican opponent Michael Henry.
“I never thought this case would be brought — until I saw her really bad poll numbers. She is a fraud who campaigned on a ‘get Trump’ platform, despite the fact that the city is one of the crime and murder disasters of the world under her watch!” Trump said.
Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, who are also implicated in the legal action, also commented online.
“Letitia James is not working for the Attorney Generals office — she is working for the [Democratic National Committee]… 49 days before her election (newest poll has her tied with a Republican in New York State),” Eric Trump, the third eldest child of the former president, released a video compilation of James swearing to fight Trump.
Donald Trump Jr. referred to the lawsuit as “disgraceful” and stated that James is “now desperately trying to fire up her leftwing base with this BS.”
Ivanka Trump, who is also mentioned in the lawsuit, has not provided a public online reaction to James’ case.
The more than 200-page complaint alleges that all Trump enterprises were riddled with fraud and that the Trump Organization misled regulators on property prices.