Many have referred to the prosecution calling former President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka to testify against her father in his New York civil trial as a low blow.
Ivanka was dismissed as a defendant by an appeals court in June, and when she took the stand to testify, Judge Engoron reportedly quipped, “Who’s she?”
Adding to the perception that members of the Trump family are not being treated fairly are unflattering courtroom sketches of Ivanka Trump on the witness stand.
A professional artist, Jane Rosenberg, was paid to capture key moments and figures in court as cameras were banned.
Ivanka, 41, well-known for her beauty and poise, was depicted as a gaunt Cruella-de-Villain character.
The surprising depiction sparked outrage from many on social media. One X user wrote: “This sketch artist should be charged with a crime!”
Another wrote: “Damn what did Ivanka Trump do to that court sketch artist cause this feels like a grudge.”
Another wrote: “Someone else who’s insanely jealous of Ivanka Trump and her breathtaking beauty must have drawn this court sketch.”
Attorneys for the former president attempted to block the court’s demand to have Ivanka testify, noting that Jared Kushner, Eric Trump and Donald Trump were available to testify in court.
Wednesday’s court appearance by Ivanka resulted in nothing useful for the prosecution beyond as Page Six reported, making “Donald pissed.”
Amid backlash, the courtroom artist, Rosenberg, told the New York Post that she thought Ivanka was “stunningly beautiful.”
“It’s very hard to capture the subtleties of her likeness in such a short time,” Rosenberg explained. “She’s smooth and perfect! Tell my models to hold still and give me more time! Apologies to Ivanka!”
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