Anyone and anything who says something bad about President Trump is now in his lawsuit radar.
Democrats' impeachment inquiry into Trump has coincided with him pledging to sue several congressmembers leading the probe. And now, after threatening a suit against CNN with a not exactly intimidating letter, Trump is seeking to sue MSNBC, The Washington Post, and other news outlets, two people close to Trump tell The Daily Beast.
So far, Trump has pledged a few times to sue House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), and threw in a promised suit for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for good measure. That, along with the slightly more concrete plan to sue CNN for "misrepresentation," are examples of how Trump is getting ready to sue "everybody who pisses him off," one senior White House official told The Daily Beast.
Of course, Trump's lawsuit streak is nothing new. He promised suits against his entertainment rivals back in his TV business days: HBO's Bill Maher, Rosie O'Donnell, and MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, to name a few. He's even threatened former ally Stephen Bannon and current ally Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Yet even though Trump has pledged to sue dozens of people and inanimate objects over his lifetime, it's safe to say most of those promises never came through. Kathryn Krawczyk