While gloating about a judge’s dismissal of Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against him, President Trump on Tuesday attacked the porn star’s physical appearance, mockingly calling her “Horseface.” The president quoted a Fox News headline reporting that a “‘Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials [sic] lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.” And then the president added: “Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!”
Almost immediately following the president’s tweet, Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti responded: “You are a disgusting misogynist and an embarrassment to the United States. Bring everything you have, because we are going to demonstrate to the world what a complete shyster and liar you are. How many other women did you cheat on your wife with while you had a baby at home?”
Daniels herself fired back at the president, too: “Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present your president. In addition to his...umm...shortcomings, he has demonstrated his incompetence, hatred of women and lack of self control on Twitter AGAIN! And perhaps a penchant for bestiality. Game on, Tiny.”
Daniels initially filed the suit over a Trump tweet that “falsely attack[ed] the veracity” of her claim she was once confronted by an unidentified man in 2011, threatening her to keep silent about her alleged affair with Trump. In his Monday ruling against Daniels’ lawsuit, Judge James Otero concluded the porn actress did not “sustain a cause of action for defamation” on the president’s part.