Former President Donald Trump has had quite a day. First, the twice-impeached one-term president filed a lawsuit in New York state court against his niece, Mary Trump, as well as several New York Times journalists, over the bombshell report that was published nearly a year ago that discloses his tax information. The lawsuit reportedly seeks “damages in an amount to be determined at trial, but believed to be no less than One Hundred Million Dollars.” The lawsuit further alleges that the former president’s niece violated a 2001 settlement agreement among the Trump family. So, then Trump decided that more lawsuits are on the horizon, including against the “fake news media,” and we’re not sure how that works, but OK.
Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell had a good laugh Tuesday night over an error on the first page of the lawsuit.
“But on page one, it says, “The defendants’ actions were motivated by a personal vendetta and their desire to gain fame, notoriety, acclaim and a financial windfall and were further intended to advance their political agenda,” Maddow said. “Then it says this: ‘The brazenness of the defendants’ actions cannot be understated.’”
“That’s page one of the lawsuit! Cannot be understated. OK. How can you not understate brazenness?! I’m sorry,” she added.
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“He has the lawyers who think the way he does,” O’Donnell said.
Obviously, Trump’s attorneys meant “overstated,” and not understated.
“Only the best.” Watch Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell have a delightful time mocking Donald Trump’s lawsuit against Mary Trump. pic.twitter.com/3G88YhYpNO
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 22, 2021
When asked about the lawsuit, Mary Trump told The Daily Beast that her uncle is a loser. “I think he is a fucking loser,” she said. “As is always the case with Donald, he’ll try and change the subject.”
The lawsuit isn’t likely to get anywhere, and Trump is probably trying to distract us from something. It’s what he does. And he’ll burn this country down rather than admit that he lost the election over 10 months ago to President Joe Biden.
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