A GoFundMe has been started to help pay for Trump's legal fees

An investor's wife A GoFundMe To fund former President Trump's mounting legal costs following Friday's verdict in a New York fraud case.

The GoFundMe has a goal of $355 million — almost the fine that Judge Arthur Engoron ordered Trump to pay in a civil fraud case. As of Saturday night, the GoFundMe had already raised more than $185,000 with more than 4,000 donors.

With interest, Trump and his business could pay more than $450 million, according to the New York attorney general's office.

The online fundraiser was started by entrepreneur and investor Elena Cardone, wife of investor Grant Cardone.

“I stand steadfastly with President Donald Trump in the face of what I consider to be an unprecedented and unfair action by certain judicial elements in New York,” Elena Cardone wrote on the GoFundMe page.

He continued, “The recent legal battles he faces are not only an attack on him, but an attack on the principles of fairness and due process that every American deserves.”

Trump writer E. Friday's financial penalty comes shortly after Trump ordered Jean Carroll to pay $83.3 million when a judge ruled last month that she had defamed him. Trump previously ordered Carroll to pay $5 million last year.

Trump's lawyers blasted Friday's ruling as a “politically motivated witch hunt” and said the former president would appeal the ruling.

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