Thus far into his presidency, President Donald Trump has mostly kept all of his campaign promises. In fact, just two promises come to mind as far as them being unfulfilled.
We still don’t have a border wall, though that remains a top priority.
And we’re still not sick of winning, despite Trump’s prediction otherwise.
Trump picked up another win on Monday when a federal judge threw out porn star Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against the president, as the Los Angeles Times reported. That’s a win.
The dismissal was enough for Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, to essentially throw a hissy fit. That’s another win.
Trump then revealed another one of his famous derisive nicknames for Daniels. Yet another win. And I’m still not sick of it.
“Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.” @FoxNews Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
“Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!” Trump said in a scathing tweet.
Ouch. Far be it for me to insult a woman’s appearance, but if you’re going after the king of biting nicknames, you’d best not miss.
Daniels’ original defamation suit was centered on a Trump tweet that attacked her credibility.
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
Trump referred to the circus surrounding Daniels and Avenatti as a “total con job.”
“If this court were to prevent Mr. Trump from engaging in this type of ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ against a political adversary, it would significantly hamper the office of the president,” Judge S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles wrote. “Any strongly-worded response by a president to another politician or public figure could constitute an action for defamation. This would deprive the country of the ‘discourse’ common to the political process.”
In simpler terms, Trump’s rhetoric is fully protected as free speech under the Constitution.
Even Trump’s lawyer, Charles J. Harder, piled onto Daniels and Avenatti.
“No amount of spin or commentary by Stormy Daniels or her lawyer … can truthfully characterize today’s ruling in any way other than total victory for President Trump and total defeat for Stormy Daniels,” Harder said according to the Times.
In fairness, the Times also notes that this latest setback for Daniels and Avenatti has nothing to do with her ongoing legal fight to void her nondisclosure pact so she can speak publicly about her alleged sexual encounter with Trump.
Perhaps the most satisfying part of Trump’s latest win was the reaction it got from Daniels and Avenatti.
It’s well-established that Avenatti is already an overgrown child. Daniels proved she wasn’t much more mature with her Twitter response.
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present your president. In addition to his…umm…shortcomings, he has demonstrated his incompetence, hatred of women and lack of self control on Twitter AGAIN! And perhaps a penchant for bestiality. Game on, Tiny. https://t.co/6DpDD5ELtj
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) October 16, 2018
Daniels’ best response to losing her defamation suit against Trump was to make juvenile insinuations and a bizarre bestiality joke.
Now, was Trump’s “horseface” comment the most mature thing in the world? Clearly not.
But from a different perspective, it would be possible to argue that Trump should be lauded for his restraint. I can think of a few choice words much harsher than “horseface” if a porn actress and her sham of a lawyer were trying to sully my good name with little to no evidence.
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