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After Trump blasts 87-year-old, her turn on stand

Published: Friday, May 17, 2013 3:05 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013 3:11 p.m. CDT
(M. Spencer Green)
Donald Trump arrives at federal court Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Chicago. Trump is set to testify at a civil trial where he's accused of enticing investors to buy condos at his Chicago skyscraper with promises of profit-sharing, then quietly reneging on them. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

CHICAGO (AP) — An 87-year-old woman who provoked "Apprentice" host Donald Trump's ire by accusing him of cheating her has started testifying at a civil trial.

Jacqueline Goldberg took the stand in Chicago federal court on Friday — two days after Trump finished testifying. Goldberg is describing how Trump allegedly baited her to buy condos at his Trump International Hotel & Tower and then changed the terms after she committed to a deal.

Trump told reporters outside court Wednesday that he's the victim, not Goldberg. He added that, "She's trying to rip me off."

The 66-year-old Trump went on to accuse Goldberg of trying to curry sympathy by highlighting she's nearly 90. He said, "Nobody played the age card better than her."

Jurors are expected to begin deliberations early next week.

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