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Judge rules woman can't sue Trump over calling her a "dummy" on Twitter
cbsnews.com ^ | 1/11/17 | cbsnews

Posted on 01/11/2017 12:06:04 PM PST by ColdOne

NEW YORK -- Donald Trump can’t be sued for defamation by a political strategist who said her reputation was trashed after then-candidate Trump called her a “dummy” on Twitter during last year’s presidential campaign, according to a judge’s decision made public Tuesday.

Manhattan state Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe ruled that though Mr. Trump’s tweets about public relations strategist and Republican consultant Cheryl Jacobus were “rife with vague and simplistic insults,” they were expressions of opinion protected by the First Amendment.

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1 posted on 01/11/2017 12:06:04 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

“Dummy”

Please. Hillary called us racist xenophobic homophobic irreedmable deplorable nazis.


2 posted on 01/11/2017 12:07:42 PM PST by Organic Panic (Rich White Man Evicts Poor Black Family From Public Housing - MSNBCPBSCNNNYTABC)
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To: ColdOne

3 posted on 01/11/2017 12:08:34 PM PST by freedomlover
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To: ColdOne

She’s a dummy just for trying to sue over this.


4 posted on 01/11/2017 12:09:03 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Aaron0617
[Judge] Jaffe wrote in a 20-page decision signed Monday.

What? how is that 20 pages? Its a simple freedom speech issue. Waste of paper.

5 posted on 01/11/2017 12:10:27 PM PST by Aaron0617
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To: ColdOne

You can bet Jacobus was in on the peegate saga - she’s besties with Rick Wilson.


6 posted on 01/11/2017 12:10:27 PM PST by major-pelham
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To: ColdOne

The court agreed with Trump... she is a dummy.


7 posted on 01/11/2017 12:10:48 PM PST by D Rider
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To: ColdOne

She (or her lawyer) was probably thinking Donald Trump with his wealth would just settle out of court, throw $100,000 her way and be done with it (as many wealthy people do). They didn’t realize that’s not how Donald Trump plays ball, he’ll gladly spend $1 million in legal fees to make sure you don’t win $10,000....


8 posted on 01/11/2017 12:11:20 PM PST by apillar
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To: ColdOne

Cultural marxists are sick people!


9 posted on 01/11/2017 12:13:30 PM PST by Lopeover (The 2016 Election is about allegiance to the United States!)
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To: ColdOne

Should have gone to trial. Can you imagine the discovery process? Having her subpeonad to participate in professional evaluations of her competency. Deep examination of the label ‘dummy’ - is it being a little stupid, generally foolish, or ‘hold muh beer’ full tilt retard? Lots of legal fees, could have been awesome.


10 posted on 01/11/2017 12:13:55 PM PST by Made In The USA (Rap music: Soundtrack of the retarded.)
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To: ColdOne

First Amendment...you big Dummy!!!


11 posted on 01/11/2017 12:15:25 PM PST by DannyTN (F)
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To: Made In The USA

>>Should have gone to trial. Can you imagine the discovery process? Having her subpeonad to participate in professional evaluations of her competency. <<

That would be a hell of a judgement:

“Plaintiff cannot prevail because in slander and liberal cases truth is an absolute defense and Plaintiff is, indeed, a dummy.”


12 posted on 01/11/2017 12:16:54 PM PST by freedumb2003 (obozo: not just the worst president in American history - worst *American* in American history (turf)
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To: D Rider

13 posted on 01/11/2017 12:17:21 PM PST by workerbee (America finally has an American president again.)
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To: ColdOne

So this Cheryl Jacobus sued over being called a dummy on Twitter? Not only does she deserve to lose, but she should be forced to pay Trump’s legal fees too. This is beyond ridiculous.


14 posted on 01/11/2017 12:20:15 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: ColdOne

See, Cheryl. You are a dummy.


15 posted on 01/11/2017 12:25:15 PM PST by snarkytart
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To: ColdOne

Truth is always the best defense.


16 posted on 01/11/2017 12:27:55 PM PST by gdani
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To: ColdOne
If you look like a dummy, talk like a dummy, and walk like a dummy...

You might just be a dummy.
17 posted on 01/11/2017 12:39:59 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (I was conceived in liberty, how about you?)
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To: ColdOne
Why does Republican Strategist seem like "Aspiring Rapper"?


18 posted on 01/11/2017 12:42:55 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: ColdOne

The Deplorable Army needs to get on Twitter and send a barrage of tweets calling her a dummy!!


19 posted on 01/11/2017 12:44:25 PM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: Aaron0617

It comes from renewable trees. Rest easy.


20 posted on 01/11/2017 12:47:06 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Politics ain’t beanbag.

That said, Donald isn’t normally one to flatly turn down any kind of reasonable deal. He discussed dozens of positions, some of them with dozens of people. Is she complaining about not getting considered, or about losing out afterwards? Besides his appointees need to be able to put up with a certain amount of guff. If “dummy” throws her off balance, what would millions of Democrats do?


21 posted on 01/11/2017 12:50:32 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: ColdOne

Jacobes has always been at the bottom of the list of “inspiring” GOPE yakkers, since GHW BUSH.

She’s just short of a Leftist and unimpressive at best and never has been on any network’s A List, as a guest yakker.


22 posted on 01/11/2017 1:08:42 PM PST by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Education/Academia is the farm team for more Marxists coming.... infinitum.)
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To: ColdOne

What a DUMMY!


23 posted on 01/11/2017 1:33:52 PM PST by ZULU (We are freedom's safest place!!!! #BOYCOTT HAMILTON!!! #BOYCOTT NEW YORK CITY!!!!!!!)
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To: ColdOne

Truth is the best defense against slander. Surprised no one else posted that.


24 posted on 01/11/2017 1:38:25 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Freedom Trumps Fascism)
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To: ColdOne

Cheryl Jacobus, you should have quit with this a long time ago. How much money did you waste on such frivolous pursuits?


25 posted on 01/11/2017 1:53:05 PM PST by SoFloFreeper (Isaiah 25:8)
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To: freedomlover

rofl....i was just thinkin’ this...


26 posted on 01/11/2017 2:05:35 PM PST by SteveinSATX (Anti-liberalism 24/7)
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To: RightGeek

In context, it could be argued that Trump was referring to her making a bad decision to become hostile after being turned down, thus burning all her bridges.

27 posted on 01/11/2017 2:15:00 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (Big government is attractive to those who think that THEY will be in control of it.)
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To: ColdOne

At least in the era of “fake” she is a real dummy. :)


28 posted on 01/11/2017 2:20:01 PM PST by Leep (Stronger without her!)
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