Hold tight and try not to punch your screen in disgust.
Donald Trump on Tuesday called porn star Stormy Daniels “horseface” as he labeled her legal efforts against him a “total con!”
The online name-calling comes a day after a judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against the president by Stormy Daniels.
“‘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!” Trump tweeted, while managing to misspell the adult actress’s name.
Monday’s ruling does not affect a separate lawsuit Daniels, who claims to have had an affair with Trump in 2006, is bringing against the president regarding a 2016 nondisclosure agreement she signed.
Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, signed the hush agreement after she was paid $130,000 by Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to keep quiet about the alleged dalliance in the weeks before the presidential election.
Trump’s lawyer (Michael Cohen) pleaded guilty to eight federal charges in August, including campaign finance violations related to the payment to Daniels. He also implicated Trump in the scheme, saying the payments were made “in coordination with and at the direction of a federal candidate for office.”
Daniels filed the tossed defamation suit against the president earlier this year in response to a tweet from Trump calling into question her claim that a man threatened her to keep quiet about her alleged affair.
On Tuesday, Daniels responded to Trump with a nickname of her own.
“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,” she wrote.
Trump’s Tuesday tweet also attacked Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, who has been a constant critic of the president and has eyed launching his own 2020 presidential bid.
“You are a disgusting misogynist and an embarrassment to the United States,” Avenatti responded to Trump on Twitter. “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?”
There you have it ladies and gentlemen, your president.