March 25, 2024

Election Expert Believes Asset Seizure Could Re-elect Trump

Monday was a big day for Donald Trump and Democrats.

Everyone was waiting to see what would happen if Trump failed to meet the deadline imposed by Judge Engoron and New York Attorney General Letitia James to make payment on the massive judgment that was issued last month.

According to one expert, if Trump failed to pay the settlement and James moved ahead with asset seizure, she might as well hand Trump the keys to the White House.

Hand Trump the Win

Pollster Frank Luntz believes that James would be making a big mistake by seizing Trump’s properties.

He stated, "I want you to remember this moment, and don't forget it.

"If the New York attorney general starts to take his homes away, starts to seize his assets, it's all going to be on camera….You're going to create the greatest victimhood of 2024, and you're going to elect Donald Trump."

"If they take his stuff, he's going to say that this is proof that the federal government and the establishment and the swamp in Washington…that this is a conspiracy to deny him the presidency.

"He's going to go up in the polls just like he went up every single time they indicted him."

Trump attorney Clifford S. Robert went a bit further, stating, "It would be completely illogical — and the definition of an unconstitutional Excessive Fine and a Taking — to require Defendants to sell properties at all, and especially in a ‘fire sale,’ in order to be able to appeal the lawless Supreme Court judgment, as that would cause harm that cannot be repaired once the Defendants do win, as is overwhelmingly likely, on appeal.”

It turns out, Robert was right, at least partially.

Trump’s appeal to fight the bond was decided upon only hours before the deadline hit for Trump to make payment.

The appellate court not only slashed the bond by more than 50% but also extended the deadline for Trump to make good by 10 days.

Trump, while not happy, did celebrate the lowering of the bond, which he should be able to easily obtain now.

He also slammed Engoron for the ridiculous settlement.

After Trump got a partial win in the appeal, he stated, "We will abide by the decision of the Appellate Division, and post either a bond, equivalent securities, or cash.

"This also shows how ridiculous and outrageous Engoron’s original decision was at $450 Million."

The good news for Trump is after he posts the $175 million bond, he will be able to move forward with the appeal, where he fully expects the original ruling to be either reversed or significantly lowered.

Trump has been masterful at turning these situations into fundraising windfalls, and I fully expect him to do the same here.

Honestly, the way this case has gone, regardless of how it all winds up, Trump is likely to come out of this more popular than when he went in.

If he loses his appeal, he gets to play the victim. And if he wins the appeal, he gets to go on about the unfairness of the charges and his win shows the courts were weaponized against him.

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