Trump Slapped With A Lawsuit for Screaming Fake News To His Foes

President Trump was served with a lawsuit yesterday October 16th, on the anniversary of the Million Man March, by an organization who represents writers and literary professionals called PEN America.  The lawsuit accuses the President of using his political power to attack journalists and media outlets alike for exercising their rights of free press.

Examples of the allegations against Trump were cited in the filings; one stating “Through his actions, Defendant Trump has intentionally conveyed to all writers and journalists that if he objects to their coverage, they may be subject to retaliation by the federal government.”  Many may recall the hugely controversial tweet that essentially cost well-known sports journalist, Jemele Hill, her job resulting from Trump’s disdain of her perspective on the NFL Boycott.  According to this lawsuit, “Through his actions, Defendant Trump has intentionally conveyed to all writers and journalists that if he objects to their coverage, they may be subject to retaliation by the federal government.”

The plaintiffs, PEN America, are an organization who represents writers and literary professionals, are seeking a declaration that Trump did indeed violate the 1st Amendment and a ruling that blocks him from interjecting political value against any speech or press that criticizes his administration.  Trump has been known to block members of the press from attending press conferences and viewing his tweets.  Apparently, legal lines need to be drawn as the President rejects opposition after getting a taste of his own medicine.

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