NY Judge Facing Backlash Over Trump Ruling

Several Republicans on social media criticized New York Judge Arthur Engoron on Friday for issuing a fine of over $350 million to former President Donald Trump and banning him from doing business in New York for three years.

Blasting the ruling, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK) said, “The New York case against President Trump is a farce.” He added, “And the continued lawfare isn’t about justice or the law — it’s pure politics. It’s more fitting in a banana republic than America.”

Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) wrote “This is what lawfare looks like. This isn’t justice — this is injustice.”

Former Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich also agreed that the ruling was unfair, “Of course the Trump family got screwed in the NY court by Judge Engoron, the partisan Democrat political hack. Trump never had a chance. It’s another example of a politicized court butchering the rule of law, suffocating justice, and turning America into a fascist country.”

Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich called the ruling “An absolutely despicable political persecution with zero basis. Blatantly unAmerican.”

Conservative entertainer and podcast host Chad Prather blasted the case as a “WITCH HUNT.”

“Corrupt Judge Engoron has ordered a total fine in the Trump New York Fraud case to be $364M and a 3-year ban on real estate in New York. Trump’s support will go higher. Don’t do biz in a blue state,” he added.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton also weighed in on the ruling, calling it a “massive scandal.” According to him, Engoron and New York Democrat Attorney General Letitia James, who brought the case against Trump, “have misused their public offices to try to rig an election and violate the civil rights of Trump and his family.”

“Engoron’s outrageous decision to impose unprecedented fines on Trump, while effectively destroying his business, is one of the worst abuses of judicial power in modern American history,” Fitton added.

Speaking to Fox News himself, Trump slammed Engoron as a “crooked New York judge working with the very corrupt attorney general of New York State, who ran on the basis of ‘I will get Trump’ before knowing me — before even knowing anything about me — just ruled that I have to pay a fine of $355 million based on absolutely nothing.”

“No victims. No damages. Great financial statements, with full disclaimer clauses, only success,” he said.

The GOP presidential candidate also told reporters outside Mar-a-Lago that he will be appealing the court’s decision.

Defending himself against the allegations, he stated, “So I just want to say this: You build a great company. There was no fraud. The banks all got their money, 100 percent. They love Trump. They testified that Trump is great, great customer, one of our best customers. They testified beautifully, and the judge knows that. He is just a corrupt person and we knew that from the beginning. We knew it right from the beginning because he wouldn’t give it to the commercial division.”