On Wednesday (21 September), James brought the civil suit against the Trumps and the Trump Organization after a two-year-long investigation into the values of Trump properties in New York.
The attorney general accused the former commander-in-chief and his business of committing fraud by "grossly inflating" the cost of properties, lying to lenders and insurances for over a decade.
"For too long, powerful, wealthy people in this country have operated as if the rules do not apply to them. Donald Trump stands out as among the most egregious examples of this misconduct," James said in a statement.
"With the help of his children and senior executives at the Trump Organization, Donald Trump falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to unjustly enrich himself and cheat the system.
Following Michael Cohen - Trump's former lawyer - testifying under oath that the former president had inflated assets in his 2019 financial statements, James then opened up a civil investigation into the Trump Organization's finances.
The lawsuit seeks a $250m judgement and removal of Trump and his children from their positions in the Trump Organization, and wants to ban them from future leadership roles in New York.
Once this news hit the social media streets, people couldn't help but poke fun, mock and critique Trump and the potential fall of his Trump empire.
One person created a scenario of Trump melting down over the news, illustrating the moment with an edited video of him angered with journalist Leslie Stahl
\u201cSpeaking of Trump Meltdowns...\n\n #TrumpMeltdown\u201d