Trump could pay smaller bond in civil fraud case as Judge Hush sets April date for money trial

12:52 pm ET, March 25, 2024

Trump says he will post a $175 million bond within 10 days

Former President Donald Trump returned to court in New York on Monday, March 25, after a break in a pre-trial hearing.

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Donald Trump praised an appeals court ruling that reduced the required amount to $175 million, giving him 10 more days to post his bond as the former president appeals a civil fraud conviction against him.

Outside his private hush money hearing in New York, Trump commented on the ruling, saying he respected the court's decision “to a great extent.”

The former president said he would release the $175 million “very quickly within 10 days in cash or bonds or security or whatever.”

“It's my honor to go on the record,” Trump added as he left the courtroom at the end of Monday's hearing. When questioned by a reporter at the time, Trump said he would use the money for bailouts.

Trump also attacked Judge Arthur Engron, who ruled that the former president must pay the full $464 million judgment in the civil fraud case.

“What he did was a disgrace and should never have been allowed. New York State suffered because of his decision,” Trump said. “Judge Ngoron is a disgrace to this country,” he said.

CNN's Christina Scuglia and Nikki Brown reported for this post.

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