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“Shakes the whole country”: Eric Trump defends his father against “litigation” in a fraud case in New York

Eric Trump railed against the massive half-billion-dollar bond his father must secure in New York’s civil fraud case by Monday’s deadline or risk having his Empire State fortune seized by Attorney General Letitia James .

“This is legal right,” he said during a discussion with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo on Sunday. “This whole case is crazy. You had an out-of-control judge who just ruled against something that the Appellate Division had already rejected in 85% of this case, but that’s not the point…”

“They only want to hurt one man and they shock the whole country.”

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Eric Trump

Eric Trump, Executive Vice President of Trump Organization Inc., speaks to the media as he leaves former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial in which he testified before the New York State Supreme Court in New York City on November 3, 2023 . (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Trump Organization’s executive vice president weighed in on the issue on “Sunday Morning Futures” as news of the impending deadline dominated headlines.

Last week, the former president and current GOP front-runner said he had amassed nearly $500 million in cash, suggesting he has enough money to post bail required by a judge.

His legal team, meanwhile, has filed an appeal and requested a stay of his $454 million civil fraud judgment.

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Letitia James

New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks during a press conference on September 21, 2022 in New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman, File)

Eric Trump stressed on Sunday that those behind the outcome of the case are aiming to “bankrupt” his father and “severely harm” him. He also insisted that the end result will be different than hoped.

“It’s going to backfire because he’s going to win this in November and everyone in this country knows exactly what these people are doing,” he said.

For the Trump team, the fight is far from over. His lawyers insist the massive $454 million bond is “unprecedented for a private company.” His legal team also previously confirmed to Fox News Digital that they intend to “explore all options.”

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Former US President Donald Trump

Former President Donald Trump faces confiscation of his assets in New York if he fails to secure the massive bond on Monday. (SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images)

The ruling in the Trump case also raised concerns among some who want to do business in the Empire State.

“People all over the world are watching the farce. If they see that, America will lose its standing in the world,” the younger Trump told Bartiromo on Sunday.

“People around the world are investing in America because they know that we are the safe haven, that nothing like that can and does not exist, and now they see that there is something like that in the United States. Do you know? What damage will be done to our country?”

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Trump lawyer Clifford S. Robert wrote a letter to the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court arguing that Attorney General James’ efforts were “unconstitutional.”

If Trump fails to raise bail, Attorney General Letitia James and her staff are prepared to seize his property in New York.

Brooke Singman of Fox News contributed to this report.

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