KEY POINTS
  • Donald Trump claimed to have nearly half a billion dollars in cash — after his lawyers said he doesn't have enough money to post a bond for his $464 million civil fraud appeal.
  • The apparent contradiction could be serious: Trump has just a few days left to get an appeal bond.
  • Trump also claimed he plans to spend the money to bankroll his presidential campaign, the first time Trump has suggested he might use his own money to fund his White House bid.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks after exiting the courtroom as he attends his Manhattan courthouse trial in a civil fraud case in New York, October 18, 2023.

Donald Trump on Friday claimed to have nearly half a billion dollars in cash — after his lawyers said he doesn't have enough money to post a bond for his $464 million civil fraud appeal.

The apparent contradiction could be serious: Trump has just a few days left to get an appeal bond that would stop New York Attorney General Letitia James from starting to collect on the massive judgment.