President Donald Trump has had about enough of the New York Times and it constant stream of lies, so now he is suing the paper for libel.
The Trump campaign’s complaint insists that the Times was “well aware” it was printing false information about collusion between Russian and Trump’s 2016 campaign.
“The Times’ own previous reporting had confirmed the falsity of these statements,” the complaint added. “But the Times published these statements anyway, knowing them to be false, and knowing it would misinform and mislead its own readers, because of The Times’ extreme bias against and animosity toward the Campaign, and the Times’ exuberance to improperly influence the presidential election in November 2020.”
The suit centers on a March 2019 opinion article that Trump claims had the “intentional purpose” of damaging the Trump campaign.
In other words, Trump is accusing the paper of working for a political purpose and not practicing journalism.
The campaign’s senior legal adviser Jenna Ellis said that the paper’s articles were “100 percent false and defamatory.”
The statute of limitations for libel in New York is one year from the act, which means the campaign was running out of time to file suit. https://t.co/7iUcToeqOD
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) February 26, 2020
The campaign, which is seeking millions of dollars in damages, said The Times falsely reported “as fact a conspiracy with Russia” in the op-ed written by Max Frankel, which was published on March 27, 2019 under the headline “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo.”
Frankel is a former executive editor of the newspaper.
The Times had no immediate comment on the lawsuit, which was filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan.
Reached at his home, Frankel declined to comment.
“No, I’m going to leave that to The Times,” he said.
Let’s hope Trump wins this. The fake news spewing from the lie-filled media is really just too much.
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