This is super ironic as Melania Trump claims to be the most bullied person in the world.
From the most powerful bully pulpit in the world, Donald Trump called Stormy Daniels “Horseface” Tuesday morning, as he mocked her for the lawsuit she filed against him after her defamation suit against the president was dismissed because Trump’s threats against her were protected by free speech laws.
“Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.” @FoxNews Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
Trump insulted Daniels just days after his wife Melania Trump claimed she might be the most bullied person in the whole world because people were outraged when she wore a jacket saying “I really don’t care, do u” as she claimed to be vising children in detention centers.
Melania actually didn’t even do that, she actually went to a shelter to visit children, a place that offered much better photo ops than a detention center, but due to the change in plans, it was widely and conveniently reported as a detention center.
But Melania said in an interview that she actually wore that jacket to get at the “left”– you know, half the country. Which is totally not appropriate for a First Lady to say and of course not appropriate on a visit to jailed children your husband separated from their parents.
A judge dismissed Stormy Daniels’s defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday and ordered her to pay his attorney’s fees, saying his attack calling her “fake news” was protected by free speech. Trump has obviously taken that to mean he gets to say whatever he wants. It’s the rest of us who are supposed to be silent, lest he calls us a “Democratic mob” for thinking women shouldn’t be raped.
Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti said they would appeal the decision. Daniels also has a lawsuit over the $130,000 hush money agreement.
Free speech is okay for the President of the United States, according to conservative persecution complexes, but not okay for citizens.
This is actually the opposite of the way our country is supposed to work, but then it has always been assumed we would not have someone in office who insulted citizens like a third grader, but we do. Conservatives love him because of the way he insults people. This is their level, their guy. This is their version of caring about women and babies.
Melania Trump has always had problems understanding why no one takes her raging against bullying of women and children seriously. Here you go. It’s because unlike Democrats, she doesn’t stand up for women and children on the “other side”; they have to be her or close to her to matter.
That’s not how values work.
These are the people in the White House. The President calls a citizen fake news and horseface, while his wife whines about being bullied for wearing an insulting coat to see children her husband took from their parents.
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