Though Trump did not seem too aware how his Truths contributed to the damages owed. Just minutes after the verdict was read out in court, Trump posted on Truth Social “I have absolutely no idea who this woman is. The verdict is a disgrace - a continuation of the greatest witch hunt of all time.”

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Trump never testified at the trial despite his invite being extended through last weekend. He did provide some comments in a video deposition where he further claimed Carroll was “not my type.”


Trump’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, reportedly told the jury that Carroll’s account was “unbelievable” and that she had used the accusation to sell a 2019 book where she originally accused the former president of sexually abusing and raping her at a department store in 1996.

The former president has been on a Truth Social kick as of late, repeatedly proclaiming he was the subject of some great “witch hunt” against him after he was charged with using campaign funds to pay affair hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels. He further called Daniels, AKA Stephanie Clifford, “Horseface” and tried to paint the federal charges as an “extortion plot.”


Though Trump is contractually obligated to post on the social media platform he helped found, Truth Social itself isn’t doing too well. The company is under the cloud of a federal investigation, and the company has warned it could lose its place on the Nasdaq stock exchange due to not paying its necessary fees.

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