Just read an article in the paper (though, of course, the online version is much longer) called Trump and the “I’ll Sue You” Effect. It goes into Trump’s history of making threats to sue for defamation, few of which have actually gone anywhere. While some people have been intimidated into backing down, some have not.
It’s yet more proof that Trump is just a thin-skinned, big bully, dishing it out but not able to take it himself. He’ll call people losers and rip on their looks and their personal habits like a schoolyard bully, but if you fight back with comments about him being a bully etc., he goes into a conniption fit.
In fact, I’ve known people like this. I’ve even gotten a threat of a lawsuit, but I refused to back down, and it never materialized. As Bill Maher said about Trump,
“Plainly, the guy uses lawsuits as a tool of intimidation and doesn’t care how much he clogs the courts with nonsense.”
The article goes on to state:
“Donald Trump has repeatedly attempted to silence his critics over the years through frivolous lawsuits,” said Mascagni, citing Makaeff’s winning claim as one example. “If you really examine some of these cases, it becomes pretty obvious that Trump didn’t file these suits to seek justice. Rather, he filed them to intimidate, harass and silence his critics.”
This is a common tactic used by abusers and narcissists. I’ve seen all sorts of abuse bloggers claim to have been threatened with lawsuits or even sued.
As for Trump as president–Are you ready for World War III–but with us as the aggressor this time?
Not that Hillary is much better. Recent revelations have even liberal Democrats getting upset and saying, “Hillary lied!” I have a little hope that, because of this, she’ll drop out and let Bernie take over.
Otherwise, get ready for President Johnson. Or President Stein. This race may actually make a third-party president conceivable.