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Trump deposition LIVE – Donald faced questions under oath TODAY on video after Jon Stewart comments on ex-president

DONALD Trump answered questions in an ongoing lawsuit today.

Former President Trump reportedly gave a videotaped testimony on a case "brought by protesters about his security team's efforts to crack down on a protest during the early days of his first presidential campaign in 2015", according to Fox News.

A number of protesters claim they were assaulted while the demonstration was being broken up, and have sued Trump,  the Trump Organization, his 2016 campaign, and security officials. 

The deposition came after comedian Jon Stewart criticized the media coverage of Trump.

"I think we make a mistake focusing this all on Donald Trump, as if he's Magneto and some incredible supervillain that has changed the very nature and temperature of the U.S.," Stewart said on CNN.

"He's just been an effective vessel, but he's not singing new songs. I think it's a mistake to focus it all on this one individual."

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  • DEPOSITION CONCLUDED

    Trump's deposition reportedly concluded after several hours on Monday.

    "NEW: Former president Donald Trump's deposition for a 2015 lawsuit filed by several protesters who allege they were assaulted by Trump's guards has concluded," a repoter shared on Twitter around 3pm ET.

    "Ben Dictor, one of the attorneys who represents those protesters says Trump took questions for several hours under oath."

  • WHERE WILL TRUMP GIVE HIS DEPOSITION?

    Former President Donald Trump returned to New York City for the deposition.

    He is set to record his deposition Monday in Trump Tower. 

  • HAS TRUMP BEEN DOING RALLIES?

    Trump has continued making appearances and holding rallies with supporters.

    For example, he spoke at a widely publicized “Save America” rally in Georgia in late September.

  • TRUMP SUING TWITTER, CONTINUED

    Trump's lawyers say that Twitter is censoring the former president and violating his First Amendment rights.

    Twitter "exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate," Trump's lawyers said in a filing.

    Trump was indefinitely suspended from Twitter in January after the shocking US Capitol riot that left five dead. 

    The social media platform said Trump violated the platform's policy barring "glorification of violence". 

  • IS TRUMP SUING TWITTER?

    Donald Trump is suing to get his Twitter account restored, claiming the tech giant caved in to pressure from his rivals.

    The former US President asked a federal judge in Florida to request Twitter restore his account - which was removed nearly 10 months ago.

    Trump has now filed a request for a preliminary injunction against Twitter in the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

    He claims that the tech giant was "coerced" by members of Congress to suspend his Twitter account.

  • WAS TRUMP IN NEW YORK CITY ON 9/11 THIS YEAR?

    In an interview with Fox News on September 10, Trump said he would visit Ground Zero on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

    However, Donny opted out of visiting Ground Zero and instead toured the New York City Police Department's 17th precinct in Manhattan.

    The former president was seen talking to first responders and taking photos.

  • TRUMP 'LIABILITY' FEARS

    Any Donald Trump’s endorsement could be a liability in a general election, warns the Associated Press

    He lost narrowly in Georgia last year.

    Plus, Republicans Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue lost runoffs for Senate seats to Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff by wider margins in January.

    Some Republicans have said Trump’s insistent claims that the November 2020 election was rigged depressed GOP runoff turnout, delivering US Senate control to Democrats.

  • TRUMP ARRIVED MONDAY MORNING

    Photos on Twitter reportedly showed Trump arriving at Trump Tower for the deposition on October 18.

  • 'DIDN'T TURN OUT TOO GOOD FOR TRUMP'

    People on social media have been commenting on Trump's deposition, taking place Monday.

  • 'ALREADY BEEN WON'

    Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich told Fox News before the former president's deposition that "most of the lawsuit has already been won.

    But Budowich added, "further comment will be provided in due time." 

  • LAWYER'S STATEMENT

    "This is a case about Donald Trump’s security guards assaulting peaceful demonstrators on a public sidewalk," a lawyer for the plaintiffs, Benjamin Dictor, told the Associated Press.

    "We will be taking the trial testimony of Donald Trump, under oath, on Monday after years of the defendants’ dilatory attempts to shield him from this examination."

    "We look forward to presenting the video of Mr. Trump’s testimony to a jury at his trial."

  • WHO IS BEING SUED?

    Six protesters of Mexican origin said they were assaulted at the protest.

    They sued Trump, the Trump Organization, his 2016 presidential campaign, and security officials.

  • WHAT DID JON STEWART SAY ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, CONTINUED

    "But I think it’s a mistake to focus it all on this one individual, and not to focus it more on the idea that power is its own reward, whether it be in the financial industry or in government," Stewart added, according to Rolling Stone.

    "Like, power doesn’t cede itself.”

  • WHAT DID JON STEWART SAY ABOUT DONALD TRUMP?

    During an appearance on CNN, Jon Stewart said of Trump, "I think we make a mistake focusing this all on Donald Trump, as though he’s, I don’t know, Magneto, and some incredible supervillain that has changed the very nature and temperature of the United States."

    "He’s just been an effective vessel. But … he’s not singing new songs … He’s maybe singing them a little better than Goldwater."

  • TRUMP'S NET WORTH, CONTINUED

    These include the Trump Tower in New York, the Trump World Tower in Manhattan, the gold-plated Trump Hotel Las Vegas, a Palm Beach estate in Florida and 16 golf courses around the world including Trump Turnberry in Scotland.

    However, when real estate dropped amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Trump lost vast quantities of his wealth.

  • WHAT IS TRUMP'S NET WORTH?

    Former president Trump said his net worth was $10billion before the 2017 election, but it was found to be far less than that.

    In 2016, his net worth was $4.7billion, but since then it has dropped to $2.5billion, according to Forbes.

    This is down by $600million since the pandemic started in early 2020.

    The Trump Organization, of which he serves as president and chairman, owns plush resorts, residential towers, real estates and golf courses.

  • DEPOSITION WILL BE USED IN TRIAL

    The videotaped deposition Trump is participating in is being conducted inside Trump Tower.

    The deposition will be used as testimony when the case goes to trial.

  • TRUMP’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL MOMENTS AS PRESIDENT

    Some of Trump's most controversial moments include: