Trump is dumb as a door:
A lawsuit against Donald Trump can move forward after the president declared that he still lives in New York on a call with the nation’s governors.
Writer E Jean Carroll is suing Mr Trump for defamation after he denied her allegations that he raped her in a New York department store in the mid-1990s and called her a liar.
The president’s lawyers claimed that the case could not be pursued in Manhattan Supreme Court as he does not live there, having been resident in Washington, DC, since January 2017, and having legally changed his residency to Florida in 2019.
However, on his recent call with state governors in which he urged them to “dominate” protesters in the streets of cities as unrest grew following the death of George Floyd, he said that he was particularly appalled at what he had seen taking pace in his hometown of New York.
“I live in Manhattan,” he said.
On 15 June, Ms Carroll’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan, argued in a letter to the court that Mr Trump’s statement invalidated his lawyer’s claims.
The motion put forward by Mr Trump’s lawyer, Patrick McPartland, has now been withdrawn.
Ms Carroll thanked her supporters on Twitter: “Because you retweeted his call to the Governors when he bragged ‘I live in Manhattan,' his lawyers dropped the claim I can’t sue him cuz he’s not a resident of New York!”.