'Got to be parody': Trump trolled as he calls NY fraud case ‘Ludacris’ in misspelled Truth Social post

'This has got to be a parody': Internet trolls Donald Trump as he calls NY civil fraud case ‘Ludacris’ in misspelled Truth Social post
Donald Trump was brutally trolled for mistakenly using the word 'Ludacris' in his recent Truth Social post (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Former president Donald Trump accidentally name-dropped one of the most iconic rappers of the 2000s while ranting against New York's Attorney General Letitia James.

Taking to his social media platform, Truth Social, on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, Trump lambasted the civil fraud case against him in New York, for which AG James has demanded that he be penalized $370 million.

Trump described the penalty as "Ludacris" in his recent post.


“Even my Political Opponents Have Spoken Against the Ludacris Demands of NYS AG Tish James…” Trump posted, misspelling the word “ludicrous".


The unintentional error cracked up US Rep Jared Moscowitz, who tagged the rapper and wrote, ".@Ludacris he forgot to tag you."

While Ludacris, whose real name is Chris Bridges, did not respond to the Florida Democrat, he has been a vocal proponent of voting rights for Black Americans and spoken against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd's death.

He criticized the Trump administration in 2020. “I feel like all the Trump administration is causing more dissension instead of unity,” the rapper told CNN at the time.

Social media in splits after Trump's 'Ludacris' post

Social media was inundated with a barrage of reactions to Trump's "Ludacris" post.

"This has got to be a Parody...Ludacris?" one posted on X (formerly Twitter).

"Ludacris? The rapper? What’s he got to do with your crimes?" another wrote.

"Ludacris. Wow. Just wow. Is that like Covfefe?" someone else added.

"Does Ludacris know how ludicrous you are, genius?" a comment read.

"@ludacris How tired are you of people telling you Trump can’t spell," another quipped.






Closing arguments imminent

It's worth noting that Trump's Truth Social post comes ahead of closing arguments in the trial, where the former president is accused of inflating his net worth to obtain favorable financing terms fraudulently.

James has called for a $370 million penalty and for him to be permanently banned from working in New York real estate.

An attorney for Trump is said to have informed Judge Arthur Engoron earlier this week about the former president's desire to address the court himself during closing arguments.

Despite the fluidity of his legal team's strategy, sources close to Trump report his determination to personally contribute to the closing arguments.

The decision to allow Trump to speak during closing arguments was approved by Judge Engoron, according to insiders who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity.

(Photo by Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images)
An attorney for Donald Trump is said to have informed Judge Arthur Engoron about the former president's desire to address the court himself during closing arguments (Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump, who denies any wrongdoing in the fraud case, has condemned the proceedings both in the courthouse hallway and on his Truth Social platform.

He dismissed the case as a 'hoax', criticized the proceedings as a "pathetic excuse for a trial", and targeted the judge and attorney general, both Democrats.

While it's common for defendants to have attorneys deliver closing arguments, Trump's eagerness to personally address the court adds a unique twist to the proceedings. Closing arguments provide both sides with an opportunity to present their interpretation of the evidence and persuade the judge.


Trump, although not a lawyer himself, has several legal representatives. His plans for the trial have shifted previously, as evidenced by his cancellation of scheduled testimony in December.

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