Sunday, October 25, 2020

Jarvanka's Attorney Threatens Lawsuit Over Lincoln Project Billboard

Politico reports:

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are threatening to sue the Lincoln Project over billboards the anti-Trump group put up in Times Square assailing them over the White House's coronavirus response.

In a letter to the group posted on Twitter on Friday night, an attorney for the president's


daughter and son-in-law demanded the “false, malicious and defamatory” billboards be taken down. 

Marc Kasowitz warned that if the ads stay up, “we will sue you for what will doubtless be enormous compensatory and punitive damages.”

The Lincoln Project was defiant, saying in a scathing public statement that the billboards would stay up.

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The billboards feature an edited photo of Ivanka Trump smiling and gesturing at coronavirus death tolls in New York and the U.S. — the original photo depicted her holding up a can of Goya beans — and a quote attributed anonymously to Kushner in a September Vanity Fair article.

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“The Lincoln Project’s representations” of Trump and Kushner “are outrageous and shameful libel,” Kasowitz wrote to the group.

The group responded: “The level of indignant outrage Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have shown towards The Lincoln Project for exposing their indifference for the more than 223,000 people who have lost their lives due to their reckless mismanagement of COVID-19 is comical. While we truly enjoy living rent free in their heads, their empty threats will not be taken any more seriously than we take Ivanka and Jared.”

Maybe the best part of Trump losing election would be that his idiot family members would be gone from the White House.  

OOP's short takes:

  • The Washington Post is reporting that President Trump has told Republican donors that it will be tough for the GOP to keep the Senate.  Hmm, I wonder who might be responsible for that?  Could it be Donald J. Trump?
  • In fairness to Trump, the blame really belongs to those GOP Senators who thought it was a good idea to sell out their conservative values and principles to go all in on Trump.  They decided to enable the worst instincts of Trump rather than do their job and hold him accountable.  Now the American public is going to boot them because of that.  
  • Friday set a record for new Covid-19 cases.  By the time the election takes place, we could be reporting 90,000 daily new cases.
  • Today, I watched the new Borat movie.  As far as the Giuliani scene goes, let me just explain what the 76 year old former New York City mayor was doing by using a baseball analogy.  Let's say you're a relief pitcher.  You just cannot walk out on the mound and throw a 95 mph pitch.  If you think you might get called into a game, you first have to warm up.
  • Speaking of baseball, terrific ballgame last night as the Tampa Bay Rays came from behind to win game 4 of the World Series.  I only saw the end of the game because I had fallen asleep on the couch in front of the TV and woke up in time for the rally which happened around midnight. When is Major League baseball going to realize that they can't have their playoff games go that long into the evening if they want fans to see their product?   I know they are trying to hit prime time on both coasts by the late start times.  But the vast majority of the country is in the eastern time zone and it is more important that the game end in (or near) prime time than start in that slot.

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