Last updated on August 15, 2020
A judge has freed Mary Trump from a gag order, allowing the president’s niece to speak freely about her family and promote her book. Lots of MSM schedulers burning up the phone lines. for interview slots.
A New York judge on Monday lifted the temporary restraining order that had prevented Mary Trump from publicly discussing a tell-all book set to be released July 14 about her uncle, President Trump.
Why it matters: Mary Trump, a trained psychologist, portrays the president as a dangerous sociopath and alleges in her book that Donald Trump’s sister Maryanne had concerns about her brother’s fitness for office, among other things.
- The president’s younger brother Robert Trump filed a lawsuit against their niece, the daughter of their deceased elder brother Fred Trump Jr., to prevent the tell-all book from being published.
- However, the restraining order did not apply to publisher Simon & Schuster, which planned to go ahead with publication regardless of the lawsuit. The judge’s decision will now allow Mary Trump to do interviews promoting the book.
What they’re saying:
“The court got it right in rejecting the Trump family’s effort to squelch Mary Trump’s core political speech on important issues of public concern. The First Amendment forbids prior restraints because they are intolerable infringements on the right to participate in democracy. Tomorrow, the American public will be able to read Mary’s important words for themselves.”
— Mary Trump’s attorney Ted Boutrous
“Notwithstanding that the Book has been published and distributed in great quantities, to enjoin Mary L. Trump at this juncture would be incorrect and serve no purpose. It would be moot. … To quote United States v. Bolton, 2020, ‘By the looks of it the horse is not just out of the barn, it is out of the country.'”
— Judge Hal Greenwald, in his decision on Monday.
Bonkers Trump claim 1: "Biden and Obama stopped their testing. The just stopped it." The coronavirus didn't exist during the Obama presidency.
Bonkers Trump claim 2: "When you test you create cases. So we've created cases." Covid-19 exists independently of US government testing. https://t.co/RCyG41tXsa
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) July 13, 2020
Trump: "We have the lowest mortality or just about the lowest mortality in the world."
JHU database: Only six countries have a higher mortality rate from the coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/evZduJpodo
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) July 13, 2020
When I said I'd take Cuomo over DeSantis any day and that I was glad to be living in the sensible northeast, the anti-anti-Trumpers had a conniption.https://t.co/vUXkjh21qm
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) July 13, 2020
Coming to a graveyard near you, courtesy of Betsy DeVos, Trump and the GOP: pic.twitter.com/NT4saw0V3e
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) July 13, 2020
And by doing so, gas prices are going through the roof, with 20 million out of work.
— Tom O'Brien (@SFGiant59) July 13, 2020
In May and June, Donald Trump issued executive orders directing national agencies to ignore federal regulations and environmental laws if they burdened the economy—in many instances, the companies were told that they just had to act “in good faith.” https://t.co/tHn5CNq6li pic.twitter.com/ROZzNdh4H4
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) July 13, 2020
Well, luck be a lady! G, I wonder who it could be…
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) July 13, 2020
Trump had crappy apt in NYC he used to house his models (4-6 per room) stacked in bunk beds w/ no A/C. He charged girls up to $2500 rent and kept their ‘earnings’ to pay off travel/visa costs. One model woke to homeless man peeing on her thru the window bars. @realDonaldTrump
— NoelCaslerComedy (@CaslerNoel) July 13, 2020
A nugget in John Bolton's book may explain a war powers q that arose in 2018 after Trump's strike on Syria: what was the admin legal team's analysis for how it complied with international legal constraints on using force? Their thinking consisted of "LOL." https://t.co/0xjQfgBbdl pic.twitter.com/ze5941cesB
— Charlie Savage (@charlie_savage) July 13, 2020
All of them say vote against Donald Trump, even if that means holding your nose and voting for Joe Biden.
Are they all 'liberal sellouts'? Are they all Establishment stooges?
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) July 13, 2020
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