Trump Compares His $354 Million Dollar Court Ordered Fine to Fate of Russian Dissident Navalny

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Donald Trump referred to his recent civil fraud case and $354 million fine as “a form of Navalny” on Tuesday, shortly after the passing of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in a penal colony at 47.

At a Fox News town hall featuring Trump, host Laura Ingraham weighed in on the matter.

“During this campaign, a huge amount of your time has been spent in court, in the courtroom, in New York and so forth. Now in this New York civil fraud case, this judge Arthur Engoron ruled against you for almost half a billion dollars plus interest that runs every day. When I first read it was like $87,000 a day. How will you put up that kind of money? Because you have a bond to put up, even if you appeal you got to put up escrow money. That’s– it’s a lot of dough.” Ingraham said.

“It is a form of Navalny.  It is a form of communism or fascism. The guy is a nut job. I have known this for a long time and I’ve said it openly.” Trump replied.

“No jury, no anything. Letitia James is a horrible attorney general in New York. Campaigned on, ‘I will get Trump, I will get Trump.’ We went through a trial, it turned out we’re totally innocent on everything, and he fined me $355 million plus interest and other things, 355.” he added.

“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted,” Trump continued, as he pulled out a copy of the 8th amendment from his pocket.

“It’s such a huge amount of money. You have to decide whether you’re going to put up that bond and escrow to appeal,” Ingraham said.

“I do,” Trump remarked in reply.

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