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New York Court Upholds Dismissal of Defamation Suit Against Trump

  • Political strategist accused Trump of trying to destroy career
  • President called critic ‘major loser’ with ‘zero credibility’
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You can’t sue Donald Trump for tweeting that you’re a “real dummy!” and a “major loser” with “zero credibility” -- or for saying you “begged” him for a job on his presidential campaign when you insist you didn’t.

That’s what a New York appeals court ruled in the case of a Republican political strategist who accused Trump of inciting a "virtual mob" against her after she questioned his fitness for office on television last year. The defamation suit by public-relations specialist Cheryl Jacobus was dismissed in January by New York state court Judge Barbara Jaffe.