Former President Donald Trump recently spent his Thursday morning sharing screenshots of E. Jean Carroll’s old social media posts and interviews in an attempt to discredit her accusations of sexual abuse.
A New York jury found Trump liable for defamation and sexual abuse last May, awarding Carroll $5 million in damages. Later this month, Trump will be in court again for another civil trial in Manhattan, where a judge will determine how much he needs to pay Carroll in monetary damages after previously ruling that his 2019 statements met the criteria of defamation.
Trump’s social media posts on Truth Social on Thursday first saw links to negative stories from right-wing media outlets, including The National Pulse, Breitbart, and the Gateway Pundit accusing Carroll of being a “Democrat megadonor” and a “wackadoodle.” The next few hours, the former president’s social media feed consisted only of old quotes and online posts from Carroll.
It has been noted that Carroll’s lawsuit against Trump claimed he assaulted her 27 years ago in the luxury department store Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue in New York City, where he “seized Plaintiff E. Jean Carroll, forced her up against a dressing room wall, pinned her in place with his shoulder, and raped her,” according to the complaint.