CHICAGO, IL – Real estate tycoon Donald Trump received some stern words from a federal judge in Chicago on Wednesday. Trump was in court for the second day of a civil trial where he’s accused of making false promises to an investor. The 66 year old real estate mogul and reality TV star went head-to-head with the lawyer questioning him. It became so contentious between the two, Judge Amy St. Eve stopped the proceedings, stood up and told Trump and Shelley Kulwin, “This is not a boxing match.”
St. Eve demanded that Trump and Kulwin get control of themselves and take a deep breath.
Kulwin represents Jackie Goldberg. The 87 year old, mother of four, is suing the Trump organization for an alleged bait and switch job over two hotel condo units Goldberg wanted to buy in the Trump Tower. Goldberg claims she was told the deal would include profits from the hotel’s hospitality business.
She says the trump organization reneged on the deal after she plucked down over half a million dollars in a non refundable deposit.
The big haired billionaire says he’s the victim in this case. “She’s trying to rip me off. She put up a deposit, the market changed and now she wants to get her deposit back. So she concocted this whole situation.” said Donald Trump.
Goldberg decided not to buy the hotel units after she says the terms of the deal changed. The 87 year old is suing to get her $500,000 back and more.
Trump continued to blast Goldberg after he concluded his testimony.
“Nobody that I’ve ever seen has played the age card better than her. She’s got a lot of money, she’s made a lot of money, she knows everything that’s going on, and it’s disgraceful.” said Donald Trump.