Trump, lawyer warned in court during real estate trial

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Donald Trump took the stand for a second day in a Chicago courtroom.  He’s being sued by an 87-year-old Chicago woman who claims he owes her money on a condo deal gone wrong.

Trump was feisty, candid and all business as he testified in federal court today. He calls the plaintiff a sophisticated investor with lots of money and even more know-how. He says he feels like he is the victim and claims the woman, Jackie Goldberg, is taking him for a ride.

The two are tussling in court over a half million dollars. Goldberg lives at Trump Tower and invested in the hotel there. Trump says she wants her deposit back from the investment after the market changed. He calls the suit a disgrace. They have been tied up in a legal dispute here for years.

Trump and Goldberg’s attorney had a heated exchange before the jury today. The back and forth prompted judge  U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve

to send the jury out of the room then reprimanding the two men, saying, “You’ve been dancing around and boxing with each other for the last 45 minutes.  You’ve got to stop it.”

Trump’s testimony concluded today.  The trial will most likely continue in to next week next week.

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