Trump Champions the Revitalization of Nick Sandmann's $250 Million Lawsuit Against 'The Washington Post': 'Go Nick!'

President Donald Trump smiles during a meeting with Chilean president Sebastian Pinera, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

 

 

On Wednesday, President Trump took to Twitter to dance a jig for Nick Sandmann, championing the cause of his $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post.

As I covered Monday, a federal judge in Kentucky reversed course on his previous halt to the suit (here).

Judge William Bertelsman ordered that the discovery phase can proceed.

Although 30 statements argued by Nick’s attorneys as libelous were declared not so, William allowed statements 10, 11, and 33 to go forward.

From USA Today:

“These three statements state that (Sandmann) ‘blocked’ Nathan Phillips and ‘would not allow him to retreat,’” the order reads.

In light of the fact, the Commander-in-Chief cheered like a face-painted sports fan:

“A Federal Judge is allowing the Nick Sandman [sic] libel suit to move forward against the thoroughly disgusting Washington Post (which is no longer available at the White House!). He could now have a good chance of winning. Go Nick!”

Thanks to coverage by the Post and other outlets — which suggested Nick had engaged in racist and intimidating behavior toward Nathan Phillips at a D.C. Right to Life March in January — the Covington Catholic High School student got to taste goodies such as these:

Trump Champions the Revitalization of Nick Sandmann's $250 Million Lawsuit Against 'The Washington Post': 'Go Nick!'

Trump Champions the Revitalization of Nick Sandmann's $250 Million Lawsuit Against 'The Washington Post': 'Go Nick!'

Just what every growing boy needs.

Therefore, the adolescent’s attorneys claimed the Post had used “its vast financial resources to enter the bully pulpit by publishing a series of false and defamatory print and online articles…to smear a young boy who was in its view an acceptable casualty in their war against the President.”

However, in July, Judge William decided the Post’s “words…contain[ed] no reflection upon any particular individual.”

Furthermore, said the ruling, the paper employed First-Amendment-protected “loose, figurative,” and “rhetorical hyperbole.”

But now the suit’s back in business, Trump’s got his popcorn, and onward goes the war fought on the battleground of Fake News.

-ALEX

 

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