Now the trial is looking at the finer details of the civil lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, including six remaining claims and the question of damages.
Speaking to reporters outside the courtroom, Trump criticised the trial and protested his innocence, branding the case a “sham”, “scam”, “witch hunt” and a “disgrace”.
“[I would] love to be campaigning instead of doing this.
“This was for politics. Now, it has been very successful for them because they took me off the campaign trail ‘cause I’ve been sitting in a courthouse all day long instead of being in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or a lot of other places I could be at.
“I want to watch this witch hunt myself. I’ve been going through a witch hunt for years, but this is really now getting dirty,” he said.