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Trump to cut Doonbeg trip short to ‘confront’ accuser in New York rape case

The former US President labelled the case a “political scam”

  • May 4, 2023
Donald Trump claims he was “falsely accused” of assaulting E. Jean Carroll in a dressing room in 1996. Picture: GC Images

Former US president Donald Trump has said he is cutting his trip to Ireland short so he can return to “confront” his accuser in a New York civil rape case, which he described as a “political attack”.

Trump - who touched down in Shannon on Wednesday evening - said he would “probably attend” the hearing as he spoke to reporters while golfing at his resort outside the village of Doonbeg, Co Clare.

His visit to Scotland and Ireland has coincided with the second week of a civil trial in Manhattan over accusations, denied by Trump, that he raped former magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll in a department store dressing room in 1996.