If Donald and Melania are the king and queen of cruelty, then Jared and Ivanka are the prince and princess of cluelessness. They don’t like having their words come back to haunt them. The Lincoln Project, in yet another epic troll, put their likenesses on two billboards in Times Square and so they ran and called their lawyer. And what a lawyer. We’re going to stroll down memory lane.
A legal response will be coming soon.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 24, 2020
If you’re going blind over the tiny print, it says:
“I am writing concerning the false, malicious and defamatory ads that the Lincoln Project is displaying on billboards in Times Square. Those ads show Ms. Trump smiling and gesturing toward a death count of Americans and New Yorkers, and attribute to Mr. Kushner the statement that “[New Yorkers] are going to suffer and that’s their problem” (alteration in original), with body bags underneath.”
“Of course, Mr. Kushner never made any such statement, Ms. Trump never made any such gesture, and the Lincoln Project’s representation that they did are an outrageous and shameful libel.”
“If these billboards are not immediately removed, we will sue you for what will doubtless be enormous compensatory and punitive damages,”
The fact is, Ivanka did make such a gesture — she was just shilling for Goya Beans at the time. And Jared did in fact make such a statement — “Cuomo didn’t pound the phones hard enough to get PPE for his state…. His people are going to suffer and that’s their problem.”
And the real fact of the matter here is that the truth is an absolute defense to defamation. So let’s see on what basis they’re going to get “enormous” damages.
This is a real hoot. This is such a great troll, because Jared and Ivanka have probably been dreaming of their return to New York and that’s all it is, is a dream. The Trumps are hated in New York, all of them, except probably for Barron because he’s too young. They should all go become missionaries in deepest Africa, where their faces aren’t so well known.
But you know what is really a hoot? The fact that Marc Kasowitz is representing them. If his name has slipped your mind, he’s one of the lawyers that Trump hired to defend him with respect to Russia Russia Russia back in the day. Kasowitz resigned after he was caught sending a drunken threatening email to somebody who had sent him an email suggesting he resign over security clearance issues. ProPublica:
The man, a retired public relations professional in the western United States who asked not to be identified, read ProPublica’s story this week on Kasowitz and sent the lawyer an email with the subject line: “Resign Now.’’
Kasowitz replied with series of angry messages sent between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Eastern time. One read: “I’m on you now. You are fucking with me now Let’s see who you are Watch your back , bitch.”
In another email, Kasowitz wrote: “Call me. Don’t be afraid, you piece of shit. Stand up. If you don’t call, you’re just afraid.” And later: “I already know where you live, I’m on you. You might as well call me. You will see me. I promise. Bro.”
Spoken like a true Trumpite, always keeping it classy.
ProPublica confirmed the man’s phone number matched his stated identity. Technical details in the emails, such as IP addresses and names of intermediate mail servers, also show the emails came from Kasowitz’s firm. In one email, Kasowitz gave the man a cell phone number that is not widely available. We confirmed Kasowitz uses that number.
The exchange began after the man saw our story featured last night on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC. We reported that Kasowitz is not seeking a security clearance even though the Russia case involves a significant amount of classified material.
That was a good ProPublica scoop. Now here’s mine. Take a look at Marc Kasowitz.
Now take a look at this guy.
I would say that
Exeter Marc Kasowitz could take Jared and Ivanka back to Metaluna, but that’s even more bombed out than Trump world right now.
This is going to be hilarious.