April 22, 2024

U.S. President Donald Trump listens to a question while speaking to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Trump mostly stifled his fury toward the impeachment witnesses who detailed, over hundreds of hours of testimony, the turmoil wrought by his handling of Ukraine policy. Now that he's been acquitted of two impeachment charges, they're bracing for payback. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

A video of a deposition given by former US president Donald Trump as part of his civil rape trial has been released by the court.

The roughly 48-minute video shows Mr Trump, 76, mistaking his accuser E Jean Carroll for his ex-wife Marla Maples in a photo.

It also shows him repeating his denial of Ms Carroll’s allegations by claiming she is “not my type”.

Lawyers for both sides rested their case on Thursday.

Mr Trump has not been present in New York for the trial and his lawyers called no witnesses before resting their case.

Video of his deposition, recorded last October, was shown to jurors on Thursday and publicly released for the first time on Friday after an application by media organisations.

During the deposition, Mr Trump is shown the leaked Access Hollywood tape, which was published by the Washington Post during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Mr Trump can be seen shifting uncomfortably in his seat as he is heard on the tape saying “you can do anything” to women “when you’re a star”.






Credit: By Sam Cabral
BBC News

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