Payback: GOP Consultant Cheri Jacobus Sues Trump for Defamation

Payback: GOP Consultant Cheri Jacobus Sues Trump for Defamation

Payback: GOP Consultant Cheri Jacobus Sues Trump for Defamation

You know how Donald Trump has a nasty habit of threatening to sue anyone who looks at him cross-eyed? It appears that Bully Trump may be getting a taste of his own medicine.

Cheri Jacobus, a veteran Republican consultant, has just filed a defamation suit against Trump and his chief henchman, the notorious campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, at the tune of a cool $4 million. The suit alleges that Trump and Lewandowski falsely and knowingly impugned her professional reputation after she made negative comments about Trump. The suit also seeks punitive damages and court costs.

Cheri Jacobus and Donald Trump. Credit:

Back in January of this year, Jacobus appeared on CNN, where she quipped that in debates and interviews, the blowhard billionaire Trump “comes off like a third grader faking his way through an oral report on current affairs.”

The following morning, on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Lewandowski said, “This is the same person, I’ll just tell ya, who came to the office on multiple occasions trying to get a job from the Trump Campaign, and when she wasn’t hired clearly she went off and was upset by that.” (Excerpted from the defamatory statements in the lawsuit.)

And of course, Trump just had to tweet about Jacobus, furthering the fiction that she “begged” the campaign for a job:

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In her filing, Jacobus claims that those assertions are false, and that they have caused “enormous damage to her career and reputation, significant emotional distress” as well as “public ridicule,” especially on social media. The lawsuit continues: “The attacks by Trump’s followers were laced with sexual degradation and pornographic vulgarity. She was depicted in numerous graphic illustrations as an appropriate victim for rape and sexual assault.” Her appearances on Fox News Channel had dried up, even though, as her complaint cites, she has made “over one thousand appearances on Fox News/FOX Business News. . .”

Now, with news of the lawsuit breaking, Trump’s brain dead minions have once again launched attacks against Cheri Jacobus, slamming her with the ever-creative epithets of “slut” and “whore.” In the same poorly constructed sentence that’s reminiscent of a deranged Yoda, no less. Such talent!

And of course, there were threats. In all caps, of course, in case the seriousness of the threat be lost.

Thanks to blogger Jeff Dunetz at The Lid, discerning readers can actually see for themselves that Cheri Jacobus never begged Trump & Co. for a position; in fact, it was the Trump campaign that approached Jacobus to come onboard with them back in May, 2015.

An article Dunetz wrote on February 3 recalls the following exchange he had with Jim Dornan, a Trump operative who approached Jacobus about joining the Trump campaign:

Today I had the chance to speak to Jim Dornan on the phone. Dornan is Jacobus’ “old friend” who was reported in the Jan 27th article as asking her to join the Trump effort. I had sent Dornan an email with Facebook conversations he had with Jacobus. They had been sent to me by the political consultant and I asked him to verify their truth.
While he couldn’t get into the specifics of the lunches, conversations etc, because he signed a non-disclose with the Trump team, he was able confirm as valid a Facebook message conversation.
Mr. Dornan told me that the following Facebook conversations were absolutely true. They all occurred in May 2015. The first conversation (May 18th) is the key one which proves that the Trump campaign approached her first.

Here is a screenshot of that Facebook exchange between Dornan and Jacobus:

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Click to enlarge. Credit: Jeff Dunetz

Dunetz added this addendum to his February 3 post:

Important Note: Mr. Dornan confirmed both the screen shot above and the typed version of the May 19th messages below:
May 19- Jim to Cheri: He liked you. I thought it went well

May 19-Cheri to Jim:Thanks for arranging the meeting. I am intrigued and am thinking about what I would need. I was just reading the Des Moines Register piece

May 19-Jim to Cheri: TOTAL AGREEMENT!! Corey [Trump’s campaign Mgr Corey Lewandowski] wants to sit down with you next week. I just got off the phone with him. Can you get away for 30 minutes or so? I know your parents are in town.

We know what transpired between Jacobus, Dornan, and Lewandowski, as Dunetz was able to interview Cheri Jacobus, and she told him of her experience.

Jacobus told Dunetz that she no longer appeared on Fox News or Fox Business because “when Fox went full on pro Trump, my bookings on FOX and FBN ceased abruptly. So yes, Fox does cave to Trump’s demands.” Furthermore, it was at her second meeting with the campaign honchos that Lewandowski boasted about how Fox News chairman Roger Ailes was in the bag for Trump.

Jacobus’s lawsuit claims this as well, stating, “Lewandowski then took from his desk drawer a printed copy of an email from Ailes to Trump in which Ailes communicated to Trump that Trump should let him know what FOX could do to help.”

If you had suspicions that Fox News was in the Trump Tank, wonder no more.

Trump has no compunction about destroying the reputation of anyone who publicly criticizes him, even if it means that he lies, and lies, and then trots out his henchmen tell even more lies just to further drag the victim through the dirt. This man is no statesman — he is a degenerate power-mad demagogue who makes the Clintons look like pikers. And this is how to “Make America Great Again?” It’s one more reason to stand with #NeverTrump.

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