18 times Trump has used Twitter to try to get someone sued

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If anyone ever does or says something he doesn't like, Trump's answer is to sue.

Following a New York Times report on Sunday that found some corroboration of sexual assault claims against Justice Brett Kavanaugh and included a new allegation, the man who nominated him is angry.

But rather than express concern about the possibility that he put a sexual predator on the Supreme Court, Trump instead took aim at the accusers, calling them "horrible people" who should be sued.

"Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue," Trump tweeted Sunday morning. "The lies being told about him are unbelievable. False Accusations without recrimination. When does it stop? They are trying to influence his opinions. Can’t let that happen!"

Anyone who has followed Trump's playbook closely should not be surprised by his latest Twitter eruption. Over the past few years, he has repeatedly used twitter to claim that anyone he disagrees with should be sued.

His previous targets have included:

Comedian Bill Maher:

Florida Power & Light:

Google:

Former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH):

The National Football League (by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady):

The New York Times:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX):

The company that built Healthcare.gov:

President Barack Obama's "top people":

Univision:

Random House:

Penn State (by Joe Paterno's family):

The NCAA (by Penn State alumni):

Rolling Stone and the Huffington Post (now HuffPost):

The Journal News (a New York newspaper):

Actor Kim Novak's plastic surgeon:

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell:

"Some jerk"(who tricked Trump into retweeting a picture of serial killers):

Ironically, he has also been sharply critical of those who use the legal system and how easy it is to win in court.

Trump has frequently been on both sides of the legal process, having sued or been sued more than 3,500 times.

Published with permission of The American Independent.