NY Times Responds to Trump’s Threat

The bottom continues to fall out from Trump’s campaign. After the New York Times published the article, “Two Women Say Donald Trump Touched Them Inappropriately,” Trump had his lawyer send a cease and desist letter, which of course threatened that he would sue for libel.

The response from the Times:

“If Mr. Trump… believes that American citizens had no right to hear what these women had to say and that the law of this country forces us and those who would dare to criticize him to stand silent or be punished, we welcome the opportunity to have a court set him straight.”

I would think in The New York Times’s 155 years of existence it has received countless threats like this. I would also think the Times has stood up to people more imposing than Donald Trump.

As a aside, if it seems like the Trump campaign isn’t very well prepared for all these allegations coming out–as evident by the Trump Tower huddle when the Access Hollywood recording came out and with the surrogates scrambling for a coherent counter–it isn’t surprising. According to a Bloomberg story, Trump rebuffed any attempts by his campaign to perform self-opposition research, which is traditional (and wise) for anyone seeking public office. Makes you wonder, what does he have to hide, even from his own people?