Former President Donald Trump suggested he would sue Fox News and the Lincoln Project after the network aired the group’s attack ad against the former president.
“The … Lowlifes of the Lincoln Project are back on, where else, Fox News,” Trump wrote on social media. “I thought they ran away to the asylum after their last catastrophic campaign, with charges made against them that were big time sleaze, and me getting many millions more votes in 2020 than I got in 2016.”
Trump accused Fox News and top executive Paul Ryan, a former House speaker, of only having “high standards for ‘Trump’ ads, but not for anyone else.” He added, “The Perverts should not be allowed to ‘false advertise,’ and Fox News should not allow it to happen. See you all in Court!!!”
The Epoch Times has contacted Fox News and the Lincoln Project for comment.
Rick Wilson, the controversial co-founder of the anti-Trump Lincoln Project, dismissed Trump’s remarks on Twitter. In a profanity-laced video, Wilson told Trump to “go for it … come at me. I can’t wait. We’re delighted by the thought you would try to sue us, Donald.”
“You’re not going to sue anybody,” he wrote, adding, “If you want to try and sue us, Donald, go for it.”
The Lincoln Project drew criticism last year after several former employees sought to be freed from a nondisclosure agreement with the organization in order to speak about alleged sexual harassment and misconduct. It came after the New York Times published a report in which 21 men accused Lincoln Project operative John Weaver, who formerly advised Sen. John McCain and John Kasich, of sexual harassment.
The anonymous individuals in February 2021 demanded that the organization release them in order to speak openly about alleged “harassment perpetuated” by Weaver “that we have experienced or witnessed” and other claims.
Weaver co-founded the Lincoln Project super PAC, which is explicitly opposed to Trump, in 2019. He took a leave of absence from the group in 2020 and hasn’t returned.
In an interview with Axios, he acknowledged some of the messages he sent that led to the controversy.
Later in 2021, the Lincoln Project again drew fire when it confirmed that it was responsible for sending five men dressed in white and holding tiki torches to a campaign stop to back then-Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin. Youngkin, a Republican, eventually won the governor’s seat, defeating former Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
“Today’s demonstration was our way of reminding Virginians what happened in Charlottesville four years ago, the Republican Party’s embrace of those values, and Glenn Youngkin’s failure to condemn it,” the project said in a statement late last year.
Meanwhile, Trump has been critical of Fox News for what he says is a drift towards leftism. The former president has often targeted on-air personalities, namely former anchor Chris Wallace, who left the network for CNN.
In another liberal court where a liberal judge will throw it out like all the rest of the Election fraud lawsuits.
First, this isn’t an election fraud lawsuit. Second, Trump’s legal team never made a case or presented evidence of wide spread election fraud. Third, Trump can’t sue Fox for selling ad time to a third party. Unless Fox reports it as news, they can’t be sued. By law, media outlets that accept advertising have to accept political ads regardless of the content or truthfulness.
Boycott all cable news and social media. It’s been 2 years for me and it feels great!
Trump is wrong on this issue. First, Fox has been more supportive of Trump than Biden. Anyone who watches Fox knows this is true. Secondly, it’s wrong for Trump to expect Fox to censor their messages, just like it’s wrong for Twitter/FB to censor information about conservatives. Once again Trump let his ego get in the way. I don’t think he’ll ever learn.
Trump needs to grow up and try adulting. A little humility would be nice for a change.
He is right and they are wrong but in this world well nothing is left Sacred
Trump can’t sue Fox for political ads paid for by a customer. Instead of playing the perpetual victim, Trump needs to grow up and move forward. How about he put out some plans for how to make the nation better or heal the divisions? How about a workable plan for reducing the size of government, shutting down some of the most unecessary departments and getting all those folks off government payrolls and into productive jobs producing sellable products?
“First of all”, Trump is not suing because FOX is running “political ads paid for by a customer”…he is suing because FOX refused to run HIS “political ads paid for by a customer”. Second of all, my memory serves me well…President Trump IS the one who put forth “plans” (policies)for making the Nation better, as in MAGA! Who else in the last 40 years has tried to reduce the size of government, shut down onerous federal agencies and get more folks off government payrolls? WHO?? “Thou doth protest too much” and have no clue the contradictions you’re making in your comments…of which there are many.