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Why Trump loves to sue people

President Donald Trump has a habit of lashing out legally against those who go against him, whether it is former national security adviser John Bolton, or his own niece, Mary Trump. Chris Cillizza explains the pattern behind Trump’s legal actions.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Trump administration sues Bolton over book dispute
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/16/politics/john-bolton-book-trump-administration-lawsuit/index.html

Trump Considers Suing His Niece Over Her Tell-All Book, Saying She Signed an NDA
https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-considers-suing-his-niece-mary-trump-over-her-tell-all-book-saying-she-signed-an-nda

Trump campaign demands CNN apologize for poll that shows Biden leading
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/10/politics/trump-campaign-cnn-poll/index.html

Can Trump Still Sue His Way Out of Trouble?
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/06/03/donald-trump-lawsuits-white-house-227036

New USA TODAY interactive database shows Trump lawsuits surpass 4,000
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/07/07/new-usa-today-interactive-database-shows-trump-lawsuits-surpass-4000/86809010/

Judge dismisses Trump request to keep taxes secret in New York
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/07/politics/trump-tax-returns-lawsuit/index.html

Trump, sons sue to block House Democrats from obtaining his financial records
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/22/politics/donald-trump-organization-financial-records/index.html

All the President’s Lawyers
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/magazine/all-the-presidents-lawyers.html

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