Judge orders Trump to give videotaped testimony in a lawsuit from Mexican protesters who allege his security detail ‘attacked’ them during the 2015 Trump Tower march by Oct.
- Donald Trump was ordered by a Bronx judge to appear Monday for a videotaped statement related to a protest outside Trump Tower in September 2015
- Former president to appear before impeachment at the end of October
- Four men of Mexican descent allege they were attacked by Trump’s security and their First Amendment freedoms were violated
- They protested the then-candidate’s comments about Mexicans being criminals and rapists, while promoting strict immigration policies
- Footage from outside Trump Tower that day shows former Trump security chief Keith Schiller in a physical fight with Mexican protester Efrain Galicia
- Trump faces several other civil and criminal investigations
Donald Trump is due to appear Monday for a videotaped statement as part of a lawsuit related to a demonstration outside his New York City building during his 2015 campaign, a Bronx judge ordered.
“Donald J. Trump will appear for a statement on Oct. 18, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.,” said Judge Doris Gonzalez’s order, “or, in the event of illness or emergency, at another mutually agreed date on or before Oct. 31, 2021.” ‘
A group of Mexican protesters claims they were attacked outside Trump Tower.
The lawsuit names several suspects, including Trump, his campaign and his former head of security Keith Schiller.
Donald Trump was ordered by a Bronx judge to appear Monday — or by the end of October — for a videotaped statement related to a protest outside Trump Tower in September 2015
Trump’s former security director and bodyguard Keith Schiller (right) reaches out to protester Efrain Galicia (in blue shirt center) on Sept. 3, 2015.
Footage from outside Trump Tower that day shows Schiller in a physical battle with Galicia. The plaintiffs allege that Trump’s security guards attacked them and infringed on their First Amendment freedoms
The protesters allege in the lawsuit that Trump’s security guards attacked them and infringed their freedom of speech by demonstrating peacefully.
Prosecutors also allege that Schiller hit Efrain Galicia, one of the protesters, on the head. It also claims he tried to remove a sign that read “Trump: Make America Racist Again.”
Several images from that day in New York show Schiller and Galicia in a struggle.
The protest in question took place in September 2015 when then-candidate Trump issued a blanket statement claiming that Mexican nationals illegally entering the US are criminals and rapists. This was the pinnacle of Trump promoting his future administration’s tough illegal immigration policies, including building the Southern Border Wall.
The four men of Mexican descent who protested outside Trump Tower wore Ku Klux Klan suits, according to The Washington Post. However, the image of Galicia does not show that he is wearing the white robbed robe.
The men say in their lawsuit that during their protest, Trump’s security guards came out of the building, grabbed and pushed their plates before hitting Galicia on the head.
Here Schiller is shown talking to Galicia before it got physical
Several lawsuits are pending against the former president.
Trump’s tax returns and businesses are under investigation by prosecutors in Manhattan and New York State.
He is also facing another possible impeachment towards the end of 2021 in connection with a defamation lawsuit filed by Summer Zervos, a former ‘Apprentice’ contestant.
Zervos alleges that Trump sexually assaulted her at the Beverly Hills Hotel in 2007 and claims she was vilified when he denied the alleged assault during his presidential campaign.
Elle columnist E. Jean Carroll is also suing Trump for defamation after he accused her of lying about a 1990s rape allegation in a dressing room in Bergdorf Goodman.