It turns out that Melania Trump is just as petty and obsessed with revenge as her husband.
In an apparent effort to kill the First Amendment and silence the press, Melania Trump has hired an attorney to viciously target any media organization that publishes an unflattering story about her, even if the story is true.
As you may recall, Charles Harder is the lawyer who shut down Gawker with the help of billionaire dipshit Peter Thiel for reporting on Hulk Hogan’s sex tape.
Over the course of this 2016 campaign, Melania was the subject of many reports. For instance, Melania may have illegally immigrated to this country and illegally worked as a model. She plagiarized Michelle Obama’s 2008 DNC speech to use in her 2016 RNC speech. And she lied about earning a college degree in her campaign biography. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Now Melania has hired an attack dog lawyer to file libel lawsuits against the media every time she wants to punish them for a story she doesn’t like, which isn’t very First Lady-like at all.
And Melania has already chosen her first two targets.
Melania’s lawyer just filed a $150 million defamation lawsuit against The Daily Mail and a blogger from Maryland for reporting on the rumor that Melania worked as an escort.
Winning such a lawsuit is going to be difficult because the standard for proving libel is high, set by the Supreme Court in 1964. So Harder wants the Supreme Court to reverse that decision so the Trumps can file libel lawsuits at will without having to do much to prove that there was any actual libel. This would open the floodgates and bog the court system down with frivolous lawsuits that are only being filed to silence the media and prevent journalists from doing their job.
And who knows how far Trump would go if the libel laws are changed.
We’re talking about a woman whose husband constantly whines about the way he is portrayed on Saturday Night Live. Weaker libel laws could allow Trump to file suit against NBC claiming that the satire is libelous even though it’s just a comedy show. Because Donald Trump and his wife are obsessed with revenge against anyone who criticizes them in any way.
Harder has complained about the courts being pro-First Amendment. Of course, that’s what most Americans expect from our judiciary branch. The First Amendment is our most sacred right, which is why the Supreme Court voted 9-0 for an “actual malice” standard that prevents the kind of revenge libel lawsuits Harder and his client want to file.
Donald and Melania Trump are petty children who want to intimidate media outlets from saying bad things about them. They want to crush freedom of speech and freedom of the press like tyrants.
Free speech and free press are a check on the kind of government power the Trumps are seeking. They are cornerstones of our democracy. And now those cornerstones are under attack by a thin-skinned power-hungry couple who whine every time someone says something mean and true about them.
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