Trump’s CNN town hall didn’t get big ratings, but it potentially landed him a new libel lawsuit from E. John Carroll.
The New Times reported:
Ms Carroll said Thursday morning she fell asleep while Mr Trump spoke about her on the town hall program. She said her attorney, Roberta A. Kaplan, sent her the transcript of her remarks and she only read the first paragraph.
“It’s just stupid, it’s just disgusting, despicable, disgusting, it hurts people,” Ms Carroll said in an interview with The New York Times, adding that she had been “insulted by better people”.
On Thursday, Ms Kaplan said no decision had been made on whether a new defamation suit would be filed in light of Mr Trump’s latest comments.
“It’s all on the table, obviously, and we need to think about it seriously,” Ms Kaplan said. “We have to weigh the pros and cons and we will make a decision in the next few days, probably.”
Trump did not deliver the big marks he promised. The Former President was watched by roughly the same number of viewers who tuned in to an average episode of Tucker Carlson’s show. There was nothing earth-shattering in the ratings that would suggest Trump is some sort of dominant force with a large audience that deserves free airtime on cable and broadcast networks.
CNN took a ton of heat for allowing Trump to lash out.
The only thing Trump could get out of town hall is being sued again by E. Jean Carroll because the former president appears to have defamed her.
Trump and his team are happy with how things turned out, but E. Jean Carroll finds herself if she sues Trump again for defamation.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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