Ivanka Trump, the daughter of former President Donald Trump, has been the subject of online ridicule after her lawyers' request to delay her testimony in a New York civil fraud trial was denied.
The court's decision came despite her legal team's argument that appearing in court during a school week would cause her "undue hardship."
This is reported by Newsweek.
The trial, which stems from a $250 million lawsuit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James last year, alleges that Donald Trump, his organization, and his adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, inflated the value of the former president's assets to secure better loan and insurance terms. The Trump family has denied these accusations, with the former president dismissing the lawsuit as a politically motivated attack.
While Ivanka Trump is no longer a defendant due to statute of limitations issues, she remains a key witness. Her involvement is notable as she was a primary contact with Deutsche Bank for three significant loans central to the case. Despite her departure from the Trump Organization in 2017 to serve as a White House adviser, her ties to the family business remain a focal point.
The mockery ensued after her attorney's failed attempt to postpone her testimony, citing childcare during a school week as a significant burden. This plea was met with sarcasm and criticism on social media, highlighting the perceived disconnect between her situation and the challenges faced by average working Americans.
Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump have already testified, denying any fraudulent activities. Ivanka is scheduled to follow, with her father expected to testify shortly after. The family's legal battles continue to draw public attention and commentary, particularly on platforms like Twitter.