Sunday, May 28, 2017

“I promise you. I will pay for the legal fees. I promise. I promise.”

Now this is a novel lawsuit. A white nationalist who shoved a black protester at a Trump rally after Trump shouted "Get 'em out of here!" has filed a suit against Trump. He wants Trump to indemnify him.

From the New York Times: 

In a separate lawsuit filed last month, Mr. Heimbach, 26, demanded indemnity from Mr. Trump, saying he was responsible for any injuries Mr. Heimbach might have inflicted because Mr. Trump directed him and others to take action. The suit also requests that Mr. Trump pay Mr. Heimbach’s legal fees, citing a promise Mr. Trump made at an earlier rally to pay legal costs of anyone who removed protesters.


Plenty of people have sued Mr. Trump over the years, but the president has probably not previously faced quite such esoteric legal arguments, not to mention a demand for payment from someone who says he represents the white working-class voters who helped propel him into the White House.

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