A reporter then asks, “But does it not show disrespect to the court?” and Trump walks away. (Trump is not required to appear in court as it’s a civil proceeding, nor is Trump required to testify.)


When asked about Trump’s imminent return to New York, his attorney was concise: “No,” Tacopina said when asked by New York Daily News.

On Wednesday, Trump’s legal team told the court they would not be calling any witnesses, including the former president. And the other anticipated witness, a psychiatrist, will no longer come, the New York Daily News reported. The case is expected to go to the jury by the end of the week or early next week.