Donald Trump continues to face multiple legal challenges as he embarks on a mission to reclaim the White House in 2024.
The 77–year–old former president is suing his sexual assault victim E. Jean Carroll for defamation – a case which now brings the total number of ongoing court cases facing Trump to seven. Carroll made shocking allegations in 2019 that Trump had raped her inside a New York department store in the mid–90s, and in May 2021, a jury found that he sexually abused and defamed her, ruling that he must pay $5 million in damages.
However, this result is not sitting well with Trump, who is now seeking a retraction of the original ruling, as well as punitive and compensatory damages, calling Carroll’s accusation ‘false and defamatory’. But according to Roberta Kaplan, who is representing Carroll, ‘Trump‘s latest effort to delay accountability is nothing more than a thinly–veiled scare tactic.’
Despite these ongoing legal issues, Trump has expressed plans to make a fresh run for the White House in 2024, a prospect which looks even more uncertain with so many cases to juggle. However, a legal adviser close to Trump, who chose to remain anonymous, told Fox News that ‘our team is confident that we will be able to manage all of these cases simultaneously and efficiently. It’s just a matter of staying organized and staying focused.’
The adviser went on to express confidence that Trump can remain a ‘viable candidate’ for the election in 2024, despite the numerous legal woes he is currently facing. With the upcoming months set to be crucial for Trump if he is serious about his plans to run for another term as president, he‘ll have his hands full dealing with the long list of ongoing court proceedings as well as his presidential campaign.
All eyes are now on Donald Trump to see whether he will be able to continue his mission to reclaim the White House in the face of multiple ongoing lawsuits.