President Donald Trump has reacted to Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit in pure Trumpian fashion, and his response has gone megaviral. Yesterday a federal judge tossed out Daniels’ lawsuit against President Trump, citing First Amendment rights, and ordered her to pay his attorney fees. In reaction to the news, Trump mocked Daniels in a way only he could, and one word in particular has people going crazy.
“Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.” @FoxNews Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
Reactions to the tweet were split across ideological lines as you’d expect. Trump supporters generally found the comment to be hilarious, while liberals and “nevertrump” establishment Republicans pretended it was misogynistic because Trump made fun of a woman.
You are a disgusting misogynist and an embarrassment to the United States. Bring everything you have, because we are going to demonstrate to the world what a complete shyster and liar you are. How many other women did you cheat on your wife with while you had a baby at home? https://t.co/npOKOEFju6
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 16, 2018
Trump is positioning Republicans as the anti-woman party.
“Horseface” is an insult that only a true misogynist could overlook. https://t.co/P9DIo8cYRR
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) October 16, 2018
Man, the president’s really going hard right out of the gate today
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) October 16, 2018
may “Mushroom Dick” and “Horseface” forever be in the presidential records
— Wu-Tang Financial (@Wu_Tang_Finance) October 16, 2018
In which the president of the United States refers to a woman as “Horseface” https://t.co/oOAsiAUxE2
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 16, 2018
And of course, Stormy Daniels responded, joking that he perhaps has “a penchant for bestiality.”
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present your president. In addition to his…umm…shortcomings, he has demonstrated his incompetence, hatred of women and lack of self control on Twitter AGAIN! And perhaps a penchant for bestiality. Game on, Tiny. https://t.co/6DpDD5ELtj
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) October 16, 2018
Avenatti says they plan to appeal the verdict.
And speaking of defamation lawsuits and horses; back in July, Daniels was sued for defamation by horse trainers after she allegedly called one of them “autistic and mentally challenged” on social media, and accused the other of being a drunk. Still no word on the defamation suit.