Trump Sued More Than Last 3 Presidents Combined In Less Than 4 Months
During Trump’s speech when he signed the religious freedom executive order, he congratulated a group of nuns who won a court case, and asked if he could use their lawyers because, as he said, ‘I need good lawyers.”
It was a strange comment, but like many of Trump’s bizarre offhand remarks, it’s true.
Since taking office, Donald Trump has already been sued 134 times, as the Boston Globe reported last Friday.
To put this in perspective, that is almost three times more lawsuits than Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton had at this point in their tenures—combined.
Obama was sued 26 times, George W., seven, and Bill Clinton had been sued 15 times.
According to the Globe, Trump is averaging one lawsuit every day of his still-fresh presidency. But he’s pretty familiar with being sued, having been involved in over 3,000 legal cases in the past.
He also publicly claimed that legal battles would be a part of his presidency.
And he loves to threaten lawsuits.
When the courts blocked his Muslim ban, he threatened to sue…the court:
SEE YOU IN COURT, THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION IS AT STAKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2017
On Friday, Trump’s lawyers requested that a federal judge dismiss two cases filed by a Korean War veteran, and a white supremacist.
Both claim that Trump “inspired” them to attack protestors at a campaign rally in Louisville.
And several anti-Trump protestors filed suits saying that their attackers were instructed by Trump when he said: “get ‘em out of here!”
After all, he did tell his supports to “knock the crap” out of another protestor.
This is just the tip of the iceberg for Trump’s legal trouble.
He might soon be spending more time in court than he does in Mar-a-Lago.