Trump Blasts Fox News for Reporting His $454M Fine: Claims It Should Be $0

Trump Family Challenges Legal Financial Assessments Publicly.

by Nouman Rasool
Trump Blasts Fox News for Reporting His $454M Fine: Claims It Should Be $0
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Former President Donald Trump has publicly expressed his dissatisfaction with Fox News over their coverage of his pending $454 million debt, which also includes additional interest. The debt is due on Monday, and Trump, venting on Truth Social, insisted that the amount owed "should be $ZERO." In a post shared on Sunday afternoon, Trump criticized the network without specifying which program irked him, stating, "Don't Like the way Fox News is reporting the Letitia James Election Interference Scam.

They don't want to discuss how ridiculous the Corrupt Judge's fine of 450 Million Dollars is. It should be $ZERO. The only fraud was the valuation of Mar-a-Lago at $18,000,000 by the Crooked Judge in order to help his already fully debunked narrative.

They should pay me damages for what they have done, and ultimately will. THESE ARE NOT THE PEOPLE THAT MADE AMERICA GREAT, THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE DESTROYING AMERICA!" The root of Trump's fury seems to be divided between Fox News, the judge, and New York Attorney General Letitia James, as his post conveyed deep resentment toward all parties involved.

Mar-a-Lago Valuation Clash

Echoing his father's sentiments, Eric Trump appeared on "Sunday Morning Futures With Maria Bartiromo," commenting on the difficulty of securing a half-billion-dollar bond and criticizing the valuation of Mar-a-Lago.

Donald Trump also reiterated this claim, accusing the judge in the New York case of fraudulently undervaluing Mar-a-Lago to fit a "fake narrative." Fox News highlighted the bipartisan congressional response to the potential seizure of Trump's assets, amid his grievance over the significant debt looming over him.

Despite this, Trump planned to celebrate at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, where he expected to receive trophies for club championships, showcasing a moment of triumph amidst legal and financial challenges.

If Trump fails to arrange payment for the hefty fine, he risks the seizure of various assets, including homes and luxury vehicles. Legal experts suggest that Attorney General James might direct New York banks to freeze Trump's accounts as a preliminary step before moving to confiscate properties.

This process, particularly complex in New York, involves notifying the sheriff's office and advertising the auction publicly, with properties becoming available for auction 63 days later. Seizing properties outside New York would entail additional legal hurdles, underscoring the complexity of the situation.