Donald Trump has arrived at a New York court where he faces a civil lawsuit and a fine of 250 million dollars for alleged fraud committed through the Trump Organization.

The former president spoke outside the courtroom where he denied the allegations and called the lawsuit a politically motivated “witch hunt”.

Judge Arthur Engoron found Trump liable for one fraud claim last week and the same judge will now weigh up six more claims.

New York prosecutors claim Trump deceived banks, insurers and others by largely overvaluing his assets and exaggerating his net worth.

The NY attorney general is seeking a hefty fine and a ban on Trump from doing business in his home state.