Why Trump loves to sue people

Why Trump loves to sue people 1

 

President Donald Trump has a habit of lashing out legally against those who go against him, whether it is former national security adviser John Bolton, or his own niece, Mary Trump. Chris Cillizza explains the pattern behind Trump’s legal actions.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
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93 Comments on "Why Trump loves to sue people"

  1. Hey, Chris here – when do you think the President should sue someone?

  2. David Juarez | July 9, 2020 at 11:25 AM | Reply

    The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.

    • That’s a very ignorant statement.

    • I love ❤️ confidence

    • @dozzer009

      There were eight (8) agents of FBI covered protected
      by the two (2) men to hide the documents from the questioners so their investigation and attacks can last till 2018 so the Democrats could rig the vote and won the House, Facts of rigged, they captured trucks of voting in Florida, Miami to throw them in the garbage field in the pit cover by so many trucks of garbage and mixed the garbage by the bulldozers !
      Tried to get FISA for the (spy events) of President Trump but were denied 16 times by the judge of the secret court of fraud President obama !

      And arrested the General Flynn the FBI told him : You don’t need a lawyer it is not that important the reason of your questionning, but they blackmailed him that his son will also be arrested if he didn’t do what FBI tell you too, he pleaded “GUILTY” to protect his son …!

      Also the FBI did a raid at the Mr Roger Stone very early morning
      and don’t worry they called the Media to be “recorded on DVD”, they tried to charge him of ?, but got
      “Lost case” for the FBI !
      All ordered by the fraud President *44 obama Sotoero, the Traitor with VP Mr. Joe Biden around of the meeting in the secret room with all members who were there !

    • Arrogance is nothing compared to malignant narcissism. Trump is absolutely a narcissist.

    • MusicMadMaurice | July 9, 2020 at 9:46 PM | Reply

      @Roland
      Your words:
      “… the Democrats have the two adjectives since the 17th century”.

      That’s amazing, given that the Democratic Party wasn’t formed until January 1828.

  3. Trump loves to sue people. Great negotiator that he is, he either sues to get want he wants or files bankruptcy.

  4. Marine Marine | July 9, 2020 at 11:27 AM | Reply

    He loves to sue people because he gets sued all the time. He’s not a billionaire!!! 💆🏻‍♂️💆🏻‍♂️💆🏻‍♂️

    • @Josh Witte
      smith can tell us where the missing billions are from the stimulus dished out in May, which munchkin promised for April
      and why businesses and those still waiting for their May checks are all still waiting for one penny.
      repuglicants are hanging out the July one that will be vetoed, so as everything ends the end of the month and August will be as black as hell with MILLIONS with no money. and no jobs. and another 100K with no life.

    • Omar Aguirre | July 9, 2020 at 5:25 PM | Reply

      @Tony Smith Actually he has profited handsomely from his 250+ golf trips to his golf resort. His hotel charges foreign government officials 5× the normal rate and they gladly pay and get “Extra” rooms to gain favorable accessibility to Trump. This is all true. I’m a Republican but not a Trumptar. I honestly think he will go to jail if he loses

    • muskokaliving | July 9, 2020 at 6:22 PM | Reply

      Tony Smith free! That’s a laugh. The cost to the country can hardly be termed ‘free’

    • Tony Smith you get what you pay for.

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  5. Trump and his family have been kicking old lady’s out of their houses for a long time, Trump sues everyone

  6. Trump only knows how to be a bully

    “I am going to sue you”
    “I am taking away your money”

    • @Logic B4Religion Like you “handle”. Or, maybe Spiritual Love B4 Religous Bigotory.

    • katherine A. Rodgers | July 9, 2020 at 2:49 PM | Reply

      @Robert Clawson Dear Gawd! Your comment is snark. Right?

    • @Logic B4Religion

      Yes I believe that fraud President*44 Obama called for emergency BC he sold USA and wants the legal citizens to die out of work, that was his plan’s agenda!

    • @9神赠礼

      Please English translation !

    • @Penny Yeomans

      I heard that on the web site and it was from private security who tried to kill the President Trump !

  7. Plus 97% of his cases he lose

    • Ken White 🥃🥃🥃🥃🍺🍔🍟🧀 i’m a drunk and I just don’t give a shieeeet

    • Trump 2020❤️🇺🇸🍺

    • CNN never tells you all the bass has President Trump wins though.. I think your math is all fake time

    • @Mike Smith you tell us… how many he won, how many he lost and how many ended in none of the above. Come on, Mr. Know Everything.

    • @Walter Bo Just the facts, because he is a bigly loser. By the way he STILL CLAIMS on air that he NEVER SETTLES, except…….. when he does.
      25 million for trump university. That settlement was truly a slap on the wrist considering how much he stole.

  8. Will he sue the virus for ruining his presidency?

    • he didnt need any virus……
      the FED were keeping the economy going since last year.

    • Dan yulicious | July 9, 2020 at 3:43 PM | Reply

      i mean, he wanted to nuke a hurricane… wouldn’t at all be surprised if he tried to sue a virus

    • Francis Conners | July 9, 2020 at 4:33 PM | Reply

      MJ, he just might try

    • @Dan yulicious I can’t quit thinking about that nuke and that hurricane…and the tanks in the street and senility setting in and he is really cranky…sending babies back to school??? Touching statues….declaring all the BLM as terrorists and then back to the nuke and a hurricane Not making sense> I hope not

    • He’s working on it…that’s why he keeps trying to start the conspiracy theory that it was created in a lab, deliberately released by China, and that they are responsible for his incompetent response.

  9. Hannah Lauritsen | July 9, 2020 at 11:41 AM | Reply

    Trump is accused of raping a 13 year old girl. Along with Jeffery Epstein. Please do not let that story get lost and buried in the ground. Thank you CNN for your hard work ❤️

    • NoName 1234 | July 9, 2020 at 4:50 PM | Reply

      @Dregoth are you serious you are getting your beliefs from google

    • voodooblue61 blue | July 9, 2020 at 7:12 PM | Reply

      @Dregoth Anyone else would be arrested for that alone!

    • Hannah lauritsen::::that has been hidden from the news since December 2016, never heard any thing more about those 2 thrown/ dropped out of court charges since , was she bought off, was she and her family threatened ,,, where are the reporters, journalists media has failed the people

    • ​@Hannah Lauritsen Trump made vulgar comments about Arianne Zucker, actress.

      “I’ve gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”

      “And when you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump said. “You can do anything.”

      “Grab them by the p—y,” he added. “You can do anything.”

      PREDATOR- A PERSON OR GROUP THAT RUTHLESSLY EXPLOITS OTHERS.

    • @Mike Smith Trump made vulgar comments about Arianne Zucker, actress.

      “I’ve gotta use some Tic Tacs, just in case I start kissing her,” “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”

      “And when you’re a star they let you do it,” Trump said. “You can do anything.”

      “Grab them by the p—y,” he added. “You can do anything.”

      PREDATOR- A PERSON OR GROUP THAT RUTHLESSLY EXPLOITS OTHERS.

  10. He is a narcissist. Cant take responsibility for anything. Never seen him own up to any mistakes he has ever made.

  11. Lauren-Kate Kush | July 9, 2020 at 12:53 PM | Reply

    His voice is so annoying yet here I am 🤷‍♀️

  12. The Jezebel Resistance | July 9, 2020 at 1:07 PM | Reply

    I think we have the title for the next Lincoln Project video: “Frivolous.” I cannot wait.

  13. anne-marie Andrews | July 9, 2020 at 1:17 PM | Reply

    ever notice that trump moves his body not his head? trump swivels.

  14. Stephen Kimbell | July 9, 2020 at 1:20 PM | Reply

    I sincerely hope the rest of his miserable life in court, and his rampant scumbaggery will be exposed.

  15. For someone who repeatedly claims to be so smart, he’s always whining on twitter. “It’s not fair”, “the Democrats”, now “the Supreme Court” are so unfair, Wah!!! tRumps tan lotion can’t even absolve him of how pathetic he sounds, or how unattached from reality his heinous is. tRumps entire presidency, is an embarrassment for the US. Sad, but true!!!

    • Francis Conners | July 9, 2020 at 4:30 PM | Reply

      Angela, there is a name for that….’crybaby’

    • Wereweize Crusader | July 9, 2020 at 5:02 PM | Reply

      Exactly. If hes President he should act more presidential and not Brag, say jokes, and other things. Why is he so scared if he has the greatest biggest movement? And hes got son in law and ivanka trying to manipulate our government decisions. And about preserving historical cultural sites, well just months ago he was tweeting that US military should attack Iran’s cultural sites.

    • christopher weise | July 9, 2020 at 8:19 PM | Reply

      Angelina – I’ve never, ever seen an “innocent” person go to such great lengths to HIDE their innocence. You’d have to be dumber than a bag of hammers not to figure out what that means. aka: Trumpers.

    • Hopingfor peace | July 9, 2020 at 9:34 PM | Reply

      Its about connecting to feelings amongst followers, not about truth or him feeling anything.

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  16. For every new subscriber i give money to charity | July 9, 2020 at 1:30 PM | Reply

    “Voting is the best revenge” – Barack Obama

  17. laksh nayyar | July 9, 2020 at 2:08 PM | Reply

    The most surprising part about all of this is that Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, the very Justices that Trump appointed, ruled that Article II and the Supremacy Clause can’t shield the President from a state criminal subpoena. The President is not a King who is above the law.

    • For such a stable genius with over 4000 lawsuits in his history I think he still sees the law as a personal thing. He doesn’t understand that even to his handpicked conservative justices the law is blind.

    • Talent Caldwell | July 9, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

      Yeah but Chris’s point still holds here. Those tax documents wouldn’t be released before the election so he’s still bought himself time.

  18. James Pickering | July 9, 2020 at 2:21 PM | Reply

    I hope that there will be mountains of lawsuits against him for negligence and wrongful deaths when he gets kicked out of office.

  19. His strategy is simple, as they say it in the military:
    “The best defense is a good offense”
    I guess he is overusing the strategy. He is always on the offensive mood like a rabid dog.

    • Hildebeast Clinton | July 9, 2020 at 9:39 PM | Reply

      @Damn Feds
      The left is illiterate
      In October 2016, the FBI released their files on the Clintons.
      People who read these voted for Trump, and Russia had nothing to do with it.
      https://vault.fbi.gov/hillary-r.-clinton
      https://vault.fbi.gov/william-j.-clinton-foundation

    • @Jimmy MacKinnon I know my uncles enough to write some books about them, I guess you do as well. We can put the element of doubt in every subject. I can ask:
      how do you know Trump has not abused women when tens of women claim the exact opposite?
      How do you know Trump is not financially corrupt when he hides his tax returns and despite the fact he had promised to disclose them after being elected?
      How do you know Trump is fit for presidency when he has turned the global superpower into the global pandemic hotspot?
      At least I brought a reason for every question I asked. I believe if there are too many reasons, documents, and witnesses against a person, he is either Jesus surrounded by terrible people, or a terrible person surrounded by undeniable facts. These are the only choices. It’s up to you to decide.

    • Jimmy MacKinnon | July 9, 2020 at 10:09 PM | Reply

      @Mohsen ? 😂 Scared of the facts because you can’t answer my one question? Well, then here is a reality check for you. Lets answer all of your questions from your previous comment, something you didn’t think I would do.

      If the women who accused Trump of abuse were telling the truth, then why wasn’t he proved guilty in the court of law? If those women had proof and were so passionate in what they claimed, then they all should’ve won their cases. If I asked you what 2 + 2 is, you would know what the answer is and you would tell me it confidently without hesitation and you would have solid proof to back up your answer.

      Next question, Trump did return over 100 pages of his tax returns and guess what they showed? He’s a rich person. What was your ridiculous question about? Here is Rachel Madhouse making herself looking like a clown, like she always is, showing Trump’s tax return.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/rachel-maddows-not-so-big-reveal-of-trumps-tax-returns/2017/03/15/35985290-099e-11e7-bd19-fd3afa0f7e2a_video.html

      To answer your third question, you are clearly missing multiple factors. One of them is the sheer size of the country and the population of the country. Second of all, have you looked at how much of a clown some of the governors and mayors are? Third of all, Trump did close down the country due to covid and placed a travel ban on the country early enough for clowns like the WHO and Joe Biden to call him “xenophobic.” Do you really trust Biden with healthcare when he called a travel ban, which is in place to help stop the virus from spreading, “xenophobic?” Open up your eyes bud.

      I hope you understand what I am after. I have all the facts to back up my case while you, on the other hand, whine and cry while asking stupid and moronic questions. You don’t even understand what you even asked. Don’t talk about topics that you don’t understand as it makes you look really bad. Now, lets ask you two questions.

      First of all, can you please answer my question from the previous comment? Second of all, why are you supporting Biden? He has quite an extensive history of being a racist. Again, I have more than enough facts to back up that case.

    • Jimmy MacKinnon | July 9, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

      If you don’t answer my questions, then you are clearly not in a position to act like you know everything.

    • @Jimmy MacKinnon Obviously you don’t see whatever you don’t like to see. That’s why you support such a disaster.

  20. Uhhh,to get free money,like he has his whole life.

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