Trump calls the NY attorney general ‘Letitia ‘Peekaboo’ James’ and revives claims that she’s ‘racist’ after she sued him for fraud

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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022.

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  • Donald Trump lashed out at NY AG Letitia James on Truth Social after she filed a lawsuit against him.
  • The lawsuit alleges fraud and names Trump, his business and his three eldest children.
  • Trump nicknamed her “Peekaboo” and accused her — again — of being “racist.”

Former President Donald Trump claimed — yet again — that New York Attorney General Letitia James is “racist,” blasted her crime-fighting abilities, and called her “Peekaboo” in an angry rant on Truth Social after she filed a fraud lawsuit against him, his business and his three eldest children.

“Another Witch Hunt by a racist Attorney General, Letitia James, who failed in her run for Governor, getting almost zero support from the public, and now is doing poorly against Law & Order A.G. candidate, highly respected Michael Henry,” he wrote. 

Dubbing her “Attorney General Letitia ‘Peekaboo’ James,” Trump said she is “a total crime fighting disaster” who is spending time “fighting for very powerful and well represented banks and insurance companies, who were fully paid, made a lot of money, and never had a complaint about me…”

James’ office said “Trump falsely inflated his net worth by billions of dollars to further enrich himself and cheat the system.”

James said the conduct detailed in her suit may violate state and criminal law, including “issuing false statements to financial institutions and bank fraud.” She said state investigations would refer these allegations to the US attorney for the Southern District of New York and the IRS. 

Trump blasted James’ “lack of talent in the fight against crime” and called her “a fraud who campaigned on a ‘get Trump’ platform, despite the fact that the city is one of the crime and murder disasters of the world under her watch!”

Trump has repeatedly called James “racist” in his long-running battle with her. Others have noted that he has a pattern of attacking Black women with insults, including calling Vice President Kamala Harris a “monster” — a term he had previously reserved for terrorists and murders, according to NPR.

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