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A New York appeals court tossed out a $4 million defamation suit against President Donald Trump from a Republican consultant alleging that the president damaged her career by calling her a “real dummy” on Twitter.
The five-judge panel on the Manhattan appeals court, the Appellate Division First Department, ruled that a lower court’s January decision to dismiss Cheri Jacobus’s lawsuit should stand.
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The court noted that the lawsuit “was correctly dismissed in the absence of actionable factual allegations that tended to disparage her in the way of her profession, trade or business.”
The court added that the alleged statements against Trump were “too vague, subjective, and lacking in precise meaning.”
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The Republican political strategist filed the multi-million-dollar lawsuit against Trump after a February 2016 CNN appearance where she criticized Trump’s campaign for its lack of transparency.
Trump, after watching the segment, tweeted that Jacobus was “a real dummy” who “begged” his campaign for a job.
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Then-candidate Trump followed up with another tweet, claiming Jacobus went “hostile” after she had not been...
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