In the tweet, Mr. Trump says he will now “go after” Daniels and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who he referred to as “3rd rate.” He also says Daniels knows nothing about him and is “a total con.”
“Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full legal fees.” @FoxNews Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas. She will confirm the letter she signed! She knows nothing about me, a total con!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
In response, Daniel’s lawyer Avenatti tweeted that Mr. Trump is “a disgusting misogynist and an embarrassment to the United States.”
You are a disgusting misogynist and an embarrassment to the United States. Bring everything you have, because we are going to demonstrate to the world what a complete shyster and liar you are. How many other women did you cheat on your wife with while you had a baby at home? https://t.co/npOKOEFju6
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 16, 2018
Daniels also tweeted in response, saying Trump is has demonstrated a hatred of women in his tweet. “Game on, Tiny,” she said.
U.S. District Judge S. James Otero dismissed Daniels’ suit on Monday in Los Angeles.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, alleges she had an affair with Mr. Trump in 2006. She sued him in April after he said a composite sketch of a man she said threatened her in 2011 to keep quiet about their alleged affair was a “con job.”
In dismissing the suit, the judge said Mr. Trump’s tweet was a “hyperbolic statement” against a political adversary.
Avenatti had already vowed to appeal and said he’s confident the ruling will be reversed. Daniels’ lawsuit over a $130,000 hush-money deal involving former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is still pending.