Donald Trump’s “Human Scum” Memorial Day post could get him sued again

May 28, 2024; New York, NY: Former President Donald Trump sits in court before closing arguments for his criminal trial
May 28, 2024; New York, NY: Former President Donald Trump sits in court before closing arguments for his criminal trial Photo: Spencer Platt/Pool via USA TODAY NETWORK

Roberta Kaplan, the out powerhouse attorney representing Donald Trump’s sexual assault victim E. Jean Carroll, said that legal action against Trump is “on the table” after he attacked Carroll while honoring Memorial Day yesterday.

This past January, a jury found that Trump sexually abused Carroll in a Bergdorf Goodman changing room in the ‘90s and found him liable for defaming Carroll when he denied her accusations by calling her a liar and saying that he never met her. The jury ordered Trump to pay Carroll $83.3 million in damages.

But he just can’t stop defaming her, and his latest attack came in the form of a social media post that ostensibly honored the military on Memorial Day.

“Happy Memorial Day to All, including the Human Scum that is working so hard to destroy our Once Great Country, & to the Radical Left, Trump Hating Federal Judge in New York that presided over, get this, TWO separate trials, that awarded a woman, who I never met before (a quick handshake at a celebrity event, 25 years ago, doesn’t count!), 91 MILLION DOLLARS for ‘DEFAMATION,” he wrote on Truth Social. Despite Trump’s claims that he never met Carroll before, there are pictures of the two together dating back to before he sexually assaulted her and, during his deposition, he even confused a picture of Carroll for his ex-wife.

“We have said several times since the last jury verdict in January that all options were on the table. And that remains true today – all options are on the table,” Kaplan said in response to his Memorial Day post.

This isn’t the first time Kaplan has said that Carroll could sue again. In March, when Trump called Carroll “Ms. Bergdorf Goodman, a person I’d never met” on CNBC, Kaplan said that she and her team will “continue to monitor every statement that Donald Trump makes about our client, E. Jean Carroll.”

Trump’s post also drew attention for both its lack of mention of U.S. servicemembers and for referring to people who didn’t vote for Trump as “Human Scum.”

“Trump posts Memorial Day message with zero mention of fallen American service members, instead calling those who don’t support him ‘Human Scum,'” a Biden-Harris campaign account posted to X.

Kaplan, who is a lesbian, was one of the lawyers who helped make marriage equality a reality in the United States. She represented Edie Windsor in the case that ended the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which banned the federal government from recognizing married same-sex couples.

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