Trump has proven in the past that he fears nobody when it comes to suing them, even as president.
After having previously filed a lawsuit against The New York Times, Trump’s attorneys just announced they have filed another lawsuit against the Washington Post for “false and defamatory statements.”
For the better part of three years, the mainstream media has only offered Donald Trump about five percent positive coverage.
The media has ignored or downplayed achievements while latching onto negative narratives and devoting their entire front page to them.
The media has also downplayed negative reports for Trump’s opponents.
Look at the lack of reporting on the Avenatti as proof of that.
We can also look at the lack of negative coverage for Joe Biden during this campaign-related the numerous possible scandals surrounding his family and its finances.
Trump has apparently hit his breaking point, and now his campaign is challenging the freedom of the press in court.
The Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. Senior Legal Advisor, Jenna Ellis, stated, “The statements were and are 100 percent false and defamatory.
“The complaint alleges The Post was aware of the falsity at the time it published them, but did so for the intentional purpose of hurting the campaign, while misleading its own readers in the process.”
The complaint centers around an article that was published by Greg Sargent on June 13, “Trump just invited another Russian Attack. Mitch McConnell is making one more likely.”
There was a second article on June 20 published by Paul Waldman with the headline, “Trump: I can win reelection with just my base.”
In that article, Waldman made the comment, “Who knows what sort of aid Russia and North Korea will give to the Trump campaign, now that he has invited them to offer their assistance?”
Free Shouldn’t Mean Dishonest
This will be touted as a way for Trump to silence the media, but that is not really the case here.
Nobody is looking to stop opinion blogs, just that the base of the article be rooted in fact.
These articles along with the “opinion” piece in The New York Times are littered with statements that had already been debunked as false, which we simply cannot allow.
Remember, these are national publications with serious influence, not some random conspiracy blog that only a few thousand people see.
All we ask is that the mainstream media report the truth, nothing else.