The hits just keep coming for Donald Trump this week. All he wants to do is kick back and call his pals at Fox & Friends for another awkward gossip sesh, and instead he’s got to deal with Sarah Huckabee Sanders smearing her signature smoky grey eye shadow on his shoulder while she cries over meanie Michelle Wolf, and another lawsuit. Luckily for him, the lawsuit is from Stormy Daniels, so he kind of already knows what it’s going to be about. No pesky reading and comprehending for him!
TMZ says that Stormy has filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump, all stemming from her story about being approached by a goon in a fitness center parking lot in 2011. Stormy claimed that as she was getting her baby daughter out of her car, she was approached by a man who threatened her to keep quiet about her 2006 affair with Trump. After Stormy showed the sketch of the man on the news, Trump tweeted the following:
A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)! https://t.co/9Is7mHBFda
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
According to Stormy’s lawsuit, the language used in Trump’s tweet – like “nonexistent man” and “con job” – essentially calls her a liar. And she accuses him of lying by saying the man doesn’t exist. Stormy says that Trump calling her a liar is defamatory, and he also defamed her by accusing her of committing a crime (since falsely accusing someone of a crime is a crime). Stormy claims in her lawsuit that because of Trump’s twitter accusations, she’s been receiving death threats.
In the first lawsuit she filed against Trump in March, she claimed that the NDA she signed was null and void because Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen forgot to have Trump sign it. A few weeks later she added Micheal Cohen as a defendant to that lawsuit, accusing him of defamation. I hope Michael Cohen explained to Trump back then what defamation meant, because I could see this latest lawsuit freaking him out. Someone at the White House better grab him before he tweets: “Defamation? I can assure you there is no pee tape, and there certainly isn’t a defamation tape either.”