Trump Targets ‘Racist’ Letitia James at MI Rally for ‘Attacking’ Him, Says NYC ‘Falling Apart’ From Crime

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President Donald Trump attended a rally in Michigan where he called out New York State Attorney General Letitia James for concentrating on him rather than the challenges facing New York.

Trump said, “They’re all attacking me, including the racist A.G., attorney general, in New York, whose state is falling apart from murders, rapes, robberies, drug deals, and every other form of record-breaking crime.”

He continued, “The homeless are sadly but dangerously roaming all over the streets of New York City, and the city is filthy, as is [the] racist A.G. She is just as bad as you get.”

Trump explained, “You know what her campaign was? I didn’t know her. She didn’t know me. ‘I will get Donald Trump.’”

“And she beat a big field of candidates with a small vote. And then, you know, she ran for governor. She got like two percent or something. And then she went right back. I said, does this mean she’s leaving the state from the attorney general’s office because she’s terrible.”

Trump said, “She’s terrible on crime unless it’s Donald Trump we can get in some form. But then they sued me, even though there was no victim. You know, there’s no victim. She was trying to protect banks, but the banks got paid. They never even defaulted. The fact is I made a lot of money. We have a lot of cash.”

“We have a great company. I paid off the banks. I think she thought the banks were taken advantage of. No, the banks have the best lawyers in the country. Believe me. I know that. They’re very smart. We don’t need her protecting banks. We need her protecting the people of New York from being murdered.”

In another statement, Trump said, “Another Witch Hunt by a racist Attorney General, Letitia James, who failed in her run for Governor, getting almost zero support from the public, and now is doing poorly against Law & Order A.G. candidate, highly respected Michael Henry.”

Trump said, “I never thought this case would be brought — until I saw her really bad poll numbers. She is a fraud who campaigned on a ‘get Trump’ platform, despite the fact that the city is one of the crimes and murder disasters of the world under her watch!”

In a press conference, Letitia James argued, “Mr. Trump and the Trump Org repeatedly and persistently manipulated the value of assets to induce banks to lend money to the Trump Organization on more favorable terms than would otherwise have been available to the company to pay lower taxes, to satisfy continuing loan agreements, and to induce insurance companies to provide insurance coverage for higher limits and at lower premiums.”

“Donald Trump falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to unjustly enrich himself, and cheat the system, thereby cheating all of us,” she added.