Trump in Twitter war with Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti



A federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday dismissed Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to pay for the presidents’ legal fees. Judge S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court said in his opinion that the comments made by President Trump in the tweet in question was unquestionably an opinion protected by the First Amendment.

“The tweet in question constitutes ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ normally associated with politics and public discourse in the U.S.,” the judge’s ruling says. “The First Amendment protects this type of rhetorical statement.”

President Trump’s attorney, Charles J. Harder declared the ruling a “victory” in a statement, and added that “No amount of spin or commentary by Stormy Daniels or her lawyer, Mr. Avenatti, can truthfully characterize today’s ruling in any way other than total victory for President Trump and total defeat for Stormy Daniels.”

President Trump was also quick to showcase Daniels’ defeat on Twitter, referring to Daniels as “Horseface.”

Daniels immediately fired back from her own Twitter account:

Of course, Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti had to join in and make sure he would get his fair share of media attention, using personal insults against the president as he commonly does.

While Daniels’ lawsuit was fairly dismissed, President Trump’s reaction on Twitter serves as a distraction from the policy he aims to implement. Democrats could very well have used this distraction to gain ground and talk policy. But instead, Daniels and Avenatti hit back and further ensued the childish Twitter war.


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