Trump, attorney skirmish at trial; judge says, ‘Stop it’
A federal judge admonished Donald Trump and an attorney questioning him today in federal court in Chicago, telling them to “catch their breaths” and stop bickering.
“You’ve been dancing around and boxing with each other for the last 45 minutes,” U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said outside of the presence of the jury. “You’ve got to stop it.”
Trump is defending himself against a lawsuit filed by Jacqueline Goldberg, 87, who contends Trump Tower reneged on revenue-sharing plans that were advertised as part of the 2003 development of the luxury high-rise at 401 N. Wabash.
Trump and Goldberg’s attorney, Shelly Kulwin, had knocked heads all morning, leading to multiple objections and motions to strike testimony.
St. Eve told Trump to answer the questions he was asked and instructed Kulwin to simplify his questions to the real estate mogul.
“I’m going to give you time to catch your breath,” she said during a break in testimony.