Melting Snowflake Denied Lawsuit Against President Trump
A New York appeals court Tuesday denied a snowflake Republican consultant’s attempt to revive her $4 million defamation case against President Donald Trump, whining that he had hurt her career after he called her a “real dummy” on Twitter, reports Fox News.
Cheryl Jacobus filed a million-dollar lawsuit against Trump after her appearance on CNN last year in February where she criticized the campaign for lack of transparency.
The appearance prompted Trump to attack Jacobus on social media, calling her a “real dummy” who “begged” for a job with his campaign.
And now with this twit losing her lawsuit, you have been proven to be 100% correct!
— overpasses4America (@o4america) December 13, 2017
In another tweet, Trump said Jacobus “went hostile” after not getting a job with his campaign, adding “Major lose, zero credibility!”
The consultant claims then-candidate Trump’s comments cost her TV appearances and inspired a bullying campaign from his supporters.
A lower court in Manhattan dismissed the suit in January, saying that although Trump’s “intemperate tweets are clearly intended to belittle and demean plaintiff,” they would not prevent her from continuing her job as a political consultant. The court also found that Trump’s statements were opinion, not fact.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2016
Jacobus continued to pursue the defamation case and tried to appeal the dismissal, but to no avail.
A five-judge appeals court panel in New York upheld the January decision, saying her lawsuit “was correctly dismissed in the absence of actionable factual allegations that tended to disparage her in the way of her profession, trade or business,” the New York Post reported.
The appeals panel found that “the alleged defamatory statements are too vague, subjective, and lacking in precise meaning (i.e. unable to be proven true or false) to be actionable.”
Jay Butterman, who represents Jacobus, said they are exploring the possibility of taking the case to the state’s highest authority, the Court of Appeals. “It’s not a happy day for democracy in my opinion,” the lawyer said, according to the Post.
Trump’s attorney, Lawrence S. Rosen, said the president was pleased with the decision. “Here Ms. Jacobus was very critical of the president during the campaign, on air, then candidate Trump was certainly within his rights to rebut her attacks and offer his opinion as to what her motivations were,” Rosen added.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
December 13th, 2017
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