Why did Donald Trump consider a lawyer “disgusting”?
What could have aroused the presidential candidate and real estate and television mogul to become so indignant by a lawyer?
Simple answer: A request by the lawyer to take a medical break to pump breast milk for her three month old daughter.
The New York Times reports that lawyer Elizabeth Beck said the pause was urgent and revealed her pump to emphasize her point.
“You’re disgusting,” Trump allegedly told Beck before leaving the room. Trumpk’s lawyer Alan Garten did not dispute Beck’s account, but said it “was in no way a statement about her decision to breast-feed or pump.”
Garten contends Beck was looking to buy more time to come up with new questions. Revelations from Trump’s testimony in a series of lawsuits since 2007 also revealed the businessman admitted to sometimes inflating the value of his properties and even basing the value of a parcel on land on his feelings. “I’m no different from a politician running for office,” he said. “You always want to put the best foot forward.”
Among the hundreds of pages of sworn testimony by DonaldTrump over the past decade he has made claims under oath that – as the Times reports – are shown to be hyperbolic overstatements, and others to be shadings of the truth or even outright misstatements. And in rare instances, he turns boorish and demeaning.
The testimony, drawn from a series of lawsuits since 2007, reveals much about the personal preoccupations and business tactics of the developer-turned-candidate.
It showcases Mr. Trump’s fixation with his image as a financial success, and lays bare his hypersensitivity to any suggestion of failure. It chronicles his methodical cultivation — and elbows-out defense — of a brand name he has licensed around the world for millions of dollars in fees; and it at times displays a lack of sympathy for ordinary consumers who have lost money on the purchase of Trump-branded products.
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