I think Teddy would consider our current president unpatriotic and morally treasonable. Trump is doing “vewy, vewy, baaad thing”.
“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
“If you read it, you’ll see. It’s beyond an opinion. That’s not an opinion. That’s much more than an opinion,” the president said. “They did a bad thing, and there will be more coming.”
- Donald Trump
Trump is evidently going forward with the suit because he did not like the opinion written in the NYT after the Mueller report.
Aside from the fact the Trump is a very public figure who libels the press everyday, this is political persecution. And totally unconstitutional.
The Times can afford to defend itself against the president in the courts. And it will prevail. He doesn’t yet own the courts and be able to rely on his mentor’s favorite question “who’s the judge?”. A ploy used by Roy Cohn to effectively fix the trial.
But what about a small town paper that writes a scathing editorial, or a popular blog site or even me. The cost alone would be devastating even we prevail.
What about the time Trump encouraged is followers to boycott Harley-Davidson because it still planned to manufacture overseas? Or insulting “li’l Adam Schitt” to 40 million fans and probably 100’s of million more around the world?
Talk about damages for libel in one and economic losses in another. Yet that drek wants to sue the media.
Sorry Collins, et.al., Trump did learn a lesson from you and his spineless senator supporters. The lesson: that he is “king of the world”.