Donald Trump Jr. asked the courtroom sketch artist to make him “look sexy” in her illustrations while appearing in court to testify in the fraud trial against his family business in New York on Thursday. The artist, Jane Rosenberg, told the story to Reuters, before Don Jr. confirmed it on social media afterward.
Rosenberg explained that Don Jr. referenced a fake drawing of former cryptocurrency CEO Sam Bankman-Fried. “I said, ‘That’s fake,’” Rosenberg told the outlet. “It doesn’t look anything like him, doesn’t look anything like Sam Bankman-Fried … and there’s no one in the courtroom drawing that.”
Donald Trump Jr. During His Father’s Civil Fraud Trial
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: Donald Trump Jr. steps out for a break at former President Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial on November 02, 2023 in New York City. Trump’s children, Donald Jr., Eric and daughter Ivanka, are all expected to testify at their father’s trial in the coming days. The former president may be forced to sell off his properties after Justice Engoron canceled his business certificates and ruled that he committed fraud for years while building his real estate empire after being sued by Attorney General Letitia James, seeking $250 million in damages. The trial will determine how much he and his companies will be penalized for the fraud. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
Trump reacted to the story in a post on Twitter. “True story. I mean this was the SBF sketch. I mean give me a f$&@ing break!?! Seems like a reasonable ask. LOl,” he wrote. In another post, this time on Instagram, he shared his own courtroom sketch with the caption: “Follow up to yesterday’s post. WTF Fat slob SBF gets to look like a superhero Zac Efron and I look Kermit the fricken frog in our courtroom drawings… It ain’t right.”
Don Jr. Shares His Courtroom Sketch
New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) brought the lawsuit against the Trump family, claiming they inflated and deflated the value of their various assets to receive lower taxes and improved insurance coverage. Be on the lookout for further updates on the case on HotNewHipHop.