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Defense: Personal attacks on Trump not evidence

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(M. Spencer Green)
FILE - In this May 14, 2013 file photo, Donald Trump arrives at federal court n Chicago 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. On Monday, May 20, 2013, Jacqueline Goldberg, 87, who alleges Trump cheated her in a bait-and-switch scheme has told jurors she had qualms about suing the developer-turned-TV star given his power and influence. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Donald Trump's attorney says lawyers for an 87-year-old who claims the "Apprentice" star cheated her resorted to personal attacks on Trump because of a weak case.

The comments came Wednesday as Trump's attorney delivered his closing at a civil trial focused on a condo deal at Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago.

Goldberg alleges Trump wooed her into buying condos by promising her a profit-sharing plan, then reneged after she committed to buying.

Goldberg attorney Shelly Kulwin said in his closing he was repulsed by Trump. He told jurors, "The thought of my grandma being in the same room with that guy. Yuck!"

But Trump attorney Stephen Novack said such personal attacks reveal an absence of evidence. He said Goldberg knew a contract stipulated the profit-sharing could be canceled.

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