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Elderly woman on Trump: Somebody had to stand up to him

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CHICAGO -- An 87-year-old who alleges Donald Trump cheated her in a bait-and-switch has told jurors she had qualms about suing the developer-turned-TV star given his power and influence.

But asked as she testified Monday about why she still decided to take Trump to court, Jacqueline Goldberg said firmly, “Somebody had to stand up to him.”

Goldberg says the “Apprentice” star enticed her into buying two condos at Chicago’s Trump International Hotel & Tower with an offer to share profits of the entire building.

But she told jurors at the civil trial in Chicago that Trump withdrew the profit-sharing plan after she bought the condos and that she felt “conned.”

Testifying last week, Trump denied the allegations. He also told reporters later that Goldberg was the one “trying to rip me off.”

 

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