NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Video has been released of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump testifying under oath about business deals that fell through.
CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports Trump’s previous controversial comments about Latinos resurfaced in a video of him in June testifying under oath.
The deposition was related to lawsuits against two celebrity chefs who backed out of restaurant deals for Trump’s D.C. hotel after he called Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists.
“They caused me damages, because, you know, they made such a big deal out of it and they didn’t have to make a big deal out of it and that was disappointing. That’s what I meant. They wanted to be politically correct by doing what they did. I think they made a mistake,” Trump said in the video.
Trump also said in the deposition that his success in the primaries proved his credibility is solid.
“If I said something that was so bad, then they couldn’t have had me go through all these people and win all these primary races,” Trump said.
Campaigning in Michigan Friday, Trump stood inside a replica of the Oval Office at the Gerald Ford Museum in Grand Rapids.
This comes as Trump launched a third day of attacks when he launched a flurry of tweets against former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, who claims Trump called her “Miss Piggy” when she gained wait.
In an early-morning tweet storm, Trump wrote, “Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M. become a US citizen so she could use her in the debate?”
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton responded hours later, “What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?”
Clinton was in Florida, where a new poll taken after the debate has her up by four points in the crucial swing state.
At a lunchtime rally, she urged greater participation in national and community service.
“We are exceptional because of the generosity and ingenuity of our people,” Clinton said.
Also, the Commission on Presidential Debates said there were “issues” regarding Trump’s audio that affected the sound level in the debate hall at Hofstra University on Monday night.
Trump hinted previously about a conspiracy, but the commission said nothing about that.