Trump's lawyers put on screen in a single sentence two of Trump's lies about the height and location of The Trump Building. Team Trump cannot resist unnecessary exaggeration.
11:34 a.m.: The Trump team displays misleading information on the screen in the court room. “In 1995, Donald J. Trump acquired 40 Wall Street, now renamed The Trump Building, which is a 72 story landmark building in the Financial District, directly across from the New York Stock Exchange,” one slide says. In fact, 40 Wall Street is 63 stories, according to documents filed with New York City and the Securities and Exchange Commission. And although Trump’s building is very close to the New York Stock Exchange, it is not directly across from it.
12:15 p.m.: The exaggeration is not limited to 40 Wall Street. Trump’s team pulls up a slide about Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor, New York, saying the property is “located just 30 minutes outside of Manhattan.” Even if someone started in Harlem, at the northern edge of Manhattan, Google Maps says it would take that person 41 minutes to arrive at the moment.
12:28 p.m.: Trump’s team pulls up a slide about the Trump International Hotel in Las Vegas, which it calls a “64-story glistening tower.” But an architectural drawing show the floors jumping from what appears to be the eighth level to the 16th, allowing the top floor to be numbered 64, even though the building actually seems to have fewer levels than that.
11:09 a.m.: The Trump team even brings up assets that the Trump Organization no longer owns. A photo of the Plaza Hotel appears on the screen. “My father saw an opportunity to buy what was one of the great, iconic projects in New York City,” Don Jr. says. He does not mention that the Plaza Hotel reportedly went bankrupt on his father’s watch.