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The Trump campaign says it's suing Cliff Sims. Here are 24 Trump lawsuits that never happened.

Former White House staffer Cliff Sims has written a tell-all book about his time working for President Trump. Unsurprisingly, Trump insulted Sims in a tweet, and his campaign director is now threatening to sue Sims for allegedly violating a nondisclosure agreement.

If history is any indication, that's not going to happen. Here are 24 lawsuits Trump threatened that we still have yet to see.

1. Way back in 2011, Trump tossed around the idea of suing MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell.

2. Trump, freshly arrived on the campaign trail, said he'd sue Univision for "hundreds of millions of dollars" in June 2015.

3-4. A campaigning Trump said he'd sue ex-Ohio Gov. John Kasich for negative campaign ads and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for "not being a natural-born citizen."

3-20. In October 2016, Trump railed against his sexual assault accusers, saying these "liars will be sued after the election is over." NPR counts 18 of them.

21-23. Like Sims, Michael Wolff similarly wrote an exposé of the Trump administration. Trump sent a cease and desist letter to the Fire & Fury author, his publisher, and former adviser Stephen Bannon.

24. The Democratic National Committee sued the Trump campaign. Trump said "we will now counter" in April 2018.

Honorable mention: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Trump told her to "sue the E.U." last July.

Even if Trump does follow through for once and sue Sims for what he calls "made-up stories and fiction," NBC News' Jonathan Allen has a good point. Kathryn Krawczyk