Another record breaker. Following his inauguration, Donald J. Trump has been sued at a faster pace than any other president in history. President Trump has been the subject of at least 50 lawsuits during his first 11 days, according to the New York Daily News, and that number appears ready to grow.
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is suing the president. The ACLU is suing the president. The Council on American-Islamic Relations is suing the president. Never before has there been so much legal action sought to oppose a U.S. president. For all the conservative consternation following Barack Obama’s inauguration, he had only been sued 11 times at this point in his presidency.
Mr. Trump is no stranger to being sued. He was facing a staggering 3,500 lawsuits before he even took office, according to a USA Today analysis. The claims against the president range from fraud involving Trump University (there are three separate class actions) to breach of contract lawsuits filed by members of his golf club in Florida. These new suits are really just a continuation of Trump’s trail of tears into the White House.
“The sheer volume of lawsuits is unprecedented for a presidential nominee,” USA Today reported. “No candidate of a major party has had anything approaching the number of Trump’s courtroom entanglements.”
It appears Mr. Trump can’t go anywhere without attracting legal retribution. He was sued during his campaign for sending unsolicited text messages, urging a plaintiff in that case to “Make America Great Again!” In a more serious case out of New York, The Daily Beast reported that one woman is suing Trump for libel. She claims he bashed her in the media and ruined her career simply because she refused to join his campaign.
At the rate Mr. Trump appears to be alienating both the State Department, where hundreds of employees blasted his immigration order over the weekend, and congress, which has blocked hearings on his health and treasury secretary nominees, it appears he may have more lawyers working for him than cabinet.