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white_wolf

(6,238 posts)
Tue Aug 23, 2016, 04:30 PM Aug 2016

You know what really pisses me off about Trump threatening to sue over the Melania stories? [View all]

The unadulterated hypocrisy of it all. This is a man who accused a rival's dad of helping kill JFK, who slandered Elizabeth Warren and raised questions about her heritage, who claims Obama founded ISIS and keeps calling Hillary "Crooked Hillary." This is the same guy who prefaces half his comments with "many people are saying." Yet, the moment media outlets start saying anything about his wife, even outlets that make it clear they are simply reporting on an investigation done by the Daily Mail, they threaten to sue. It's just more evidence that Trump and his family think they are better than the rest of us.

I'll freely admit that I write for one of the outlets that Trump threatened to sue. We immediately took down the story and published a retraction simply because Trump has the money to sue us out of existence even if we could win the suit. I'm not even mad over that so much as worried about the chilling effect. If, Gods help us, Trump manages to become POTUS then I worry he will try to make it very difficult to criticize him.

Also, I'll now be donating and volunteering for Clinton's campaign because, despite strong support for Sanders, she has proven she is a responsible, intelligent adult who believes in the First Amendment. I can't say the same about Trump. Plus, I legitimately do think Clinton will be a strong progressive if we can get her a Congress that will pass anything. I can't wait to see that smug smirk wiped off Former Speaker Paul Ryan's face. Any chance of a Dem taking his spot this year?

Sorry this OP kind of devolved into a rant about the GOP in general, but they just suck so much.

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