President Trump’s re-election campaign sued the newspaper for defamation based on a statement made a year ago. She was filed with the New York State Supreme Court and accuses the Times of deliberately defaming Trump.
Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign filed a lawsuit against The New York Times newspaper on Wednesday for an opinion released in March 2019.
A campaign statement said the goal of the lawsuit was to hold the paper accountable for “intentionally publishing false statements against President Trump’s campaign”regarding the 2016 election campaign. The Trump team’s displeasure stems from an article by US journalist Max Frankel with the headline “The Real Trump-Russia Quid Pro Quo”.
“There was no need for detailed electoral collusion between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin’s oligarchy because they had an overarching deal: the quid of help in the campaign against Hillary Clinton for the quo of a new pro-Russian foreign policy, starting with relief from the Obama administration’s burdensome economic sanctions,” Frankel said in the column.