Former Republican President Donald Trump issued a Mother's Day message that included an insult aimed at "racist" liberal judges that has garnered heavy criticism online.
Trump, writing on his social media network Truth Social, wished a Happy Mother's Day to everyone "including Racist, Vicious, Highly Partisan, Politically Motivated, and Very Unfair Radical Left Democrat Judges."
He also lashed out at "prosecutors, district attorneys, and attorney general" who he says "campaign unrelentingly" against him "without knowing a thing."
Trump described himself as a victim of "years of persecution" that he noted even "the Fake News says there's no case or, at best, it would be very hard to bring."
You can read Trump's message below.
Trump's statement appeared to reference his legal troubles, notably a recent move by a New York Supreme Court Justice to hold him in contempt of court and fine him $10,000 a day for not complying with the New York Attorney General Office's subpoena for his records and documents.
Many have criticized Trump for–as he does best–making anything, even a holiday celebrating mothers, all about him.
New York Attorney General Letitia James accused the Trump family business of engaging in “fraudulent or misleading” practices by misrepresenting the value of its assets.
In her filing, James argued the Trump Organization "has used delay tactics and litigation in an attempt to thwart a legitimate investigation into its financial dealings" for the last two years and sought a court order that would enforce testimonial subpoenas issued to former President Donald Trump, and two of his children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump.
Trump sued James himself in December 2021, arguing that her investigation violates his constitutional rights.
His lawsuit claims that James' investigation is "in no way connected to legitimate law enforcement goals, but rather, are merely a thinly-veiled effort to publicly malign" him and his associates. Trump insisted that her investigation is motivated by "political animus."
James's filing marks the first time that her office has leveled specific accusations against the Trumps, highlighting details that the family's assets were “generally inflated as part of a pattern to suggest that Mr. Trump’s net worth was higher than it otherwise would have appeared" to lenders, insurers and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).