Both supporters and detractors alike are in for a treat now that the deposition of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been made available to the public. Trump was forced to give a deposition in July of this year due to a lawsuit involving restaurant owner Georffrey Zakarian. The Internet is already buzzing after viewing the deposition which a judge ordered to be released, which was against the Trump campaign’s fervent wishes.
The deposition lasted 90 minutes, and Trump was asked about why he made derogatory comments about Mexicans. Considering Trump was present to discuss his lawsuit against the Zakarian, a Food Network Star, for pulling out of an agreed upon restaurant deal, Trump seemed shocked to be asked about his comments on the campaign trail. Trump said, “It’s not like I’ve said anything that could be so bad because if I said something that was so bad they wouldn’t have had me go through all these people and win all of these primary races.”
For his part Zakarian said in an interview in March 2016 he no longer wished to do business with Trump because of Trump’s comments, as he believed Trump’s image ofbeing anti-Mexican would hurt business. Zakarian said, “We share a different set of morals and values. My whole life is spent with Mexican-Americans. Seventy-five percent of my staff is Mexican-American. They’re my backbone. That’s a family. … I stand by what I did. I’m very happy I did it. I sleep very well at night.”
Watch the deposition below: