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Trump claims he saved United States from nuclear war

Former President Trump is currently the GOP frontrunner in the 2024 presidential election. FILE PHOTO

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump claims that while he was in the White House, he saved the United States from nuclear war, according to testimony in his New York fraud case, in which he’s being accused of inflating his business assets.

“I think you would have a nuclear war, if I weren’t elected,” he said in April, referring to his dealings with North Korea. “And I think you might have a nuclear war now, if you want to know the truth.”

Transcripts of Trump’s testimony were released this week. In the 479-page document, the former president also tells New York Attorney General Letitia James, who says he overstated his net worth by more than $2 billion, that his company has plenty of cash.

Trump says the enterprise is so liquid that he’s often wooed by banks, “because I’m rich,” and that his name carried him to the presidency.

“I became president because of the brand, OK,” Trump said. “I became president. I think it’s the hottest brand in the world.”

Trump is currently facing a slew of state and federal charges, including racketeering, conspiracy and filing false documents. While legal analysts are torn about whether Trump will serve prison time if he’s convicted, he is is theoretically facing more than 500 years behind bars.

Donald Trump is currently the Republican frontrunner in the 2024 presidential election.

City Tribune will have more on this story as it develops.