Donald Trump is in a fighting mood. The real estate mogul and television personality is threatening to take a man who started a petition against him to court – and he’s asking for no less than $25 million (€18.6 million) in damages.
The Wrap reports that Trump’s attorney who, we might add, must be keeping very busy these days, has sent a letter to Angelo Carusone’s attorney to let him know that his client was being libelous towards The Donald.
It all boils down to a petition Carusone started last year, which is gathering signatures to convince Macy’s to drop Trump as their collaborator.
His is not an image Macy’s should want to be associated with, the petition reads, as we also reported at the time.
In starting this petition, Carusone has caused severe damage to the Trump brand, The Donald’s attorney says in the letter obtained by the aforementioned publication.
“While you claim to be merely exercising or right to free speech, your egregious, pre-meditated and illegal conduct far exceeds anything protected by the Constitution,” the letter states.
It asks Carusone to take down the petition immediately or, if not, be prepared to pay a minimum of $25 million (€18.6 million) in damages.
Considering that the letter was penned in December (but made public just now) and the petition is still online, it’s probably safe to say Carusone was neither impressed nor scared by the threats included in it.
“Rather than simply engage in lawful protest, you have apparently made it your mission to interfere with and intentionally disrupt Mr. Trump's longstanding and well-established business relationship with Macy's as well as his contractual dealings with other third parties through mob-like bullying and coercion,” the letter says.
In response, Carusone says that this kind of legal threats that Trump always makes against whoever happens to cross him one way or another is just proof of why Macy’s should not want to work with him.
“Donald Trump's attempt to silence me will not work. I've dealt with enough bullies and know better than to succumb to intimidation,” he adds in a statement cited by the same media outlet.