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Eric and Donald Trump Jr. Take the Stand

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Eric Trump departs from the first day of testifying at former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial on November 02, 2023 in New York City. Trump’s children, Donald Jr., Eric and daughter Ivanka, are all expected to testify at their father’s trial in the coming days. The former president may be forced to sell off his properties after Justice Engoron canceled his business certificates and ruled that he committed fraud for years while building his real estate empire after being sued by Attorney General Letitia James, seeking $250 million in damages. The trial will determine how much he and his companies will be penalized for the fraud. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

Eric and Donald Trump Jr. Take the Stand

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Eric Trump departs from the first day of testifying at former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial on November 02, 2023 in New York City. Trump’s children, Donald Jr., Eric and daughter Ivanka, are all expected to testify at their father’s trial in the coming days. The former president may be forced to sell off his properties after Justice Engoron canceled his business certificates and ruled that he committed fraud for years while building his real estate empire after being sued by Attorney General Letitia James, seeking $250 million in damages. The trial will determine how much he and his companies will be penalized for the fraud. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

Eric and Donald Trump Jr. Take the Stand

The two older sons of former President Donald Trump spent Thursday in a New York courtroom testifying in the civil fraud case against them and their father. The trial accuses the two brothers, as well as their father, of knowingly committing fraud by submitting statements of financial condition that inflated the value of their properties and other assets. During testimony, Eric and Donald Jr. repeatedly distanced themselves from The Trump Organization's fraudulent financial statements and declarations to banks. NPR's Andrea Bernstein and Ximena Bustillo report on the trial and what's at stake for The Trump Organization. Email us at considerthis@npr.org

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 02: Eric Trump departs from the first day of testifying at former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial on November 02, 2023 in New York City. Trump’s children, Donald Jr., Eric and daughter Ivanka, are all expected to testify at their father’s trial in the coming days. The former president may be forced to sell off his properties after Justice Engoron canceled his business certificates and ruled that he committed fraud for years while building his real estate empire after being sued by Attorney General Letitia James, seeking $250 million in damages. The trial will determine how much he and his companies will be penalized for the fraud. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

 

The two older sons of former President Donald Trump spent Thursday in a New York courtroom testifying in the civil fraud case against them and their father.

The trial accuses the two brothers, as well as their father, of knowingly committing fraud by submitting statements of financial condition that inflated the value of their properties and other assets.

During testimony, Eric and Donald Jr. repeatedly distanced themselves from The Trump Organization's fraudulent financial statements and declarations to banks.

NPR's Andrea Bernstein and Ximena Bustillo report on the trial and what's at stake for The Trump Organization.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org

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