A registered Republican voter from New York is attempting to sue Donald Trump for $1 billion, arguing the president-elect’s campaign caused him “severe emotional distress,” THE INDEPENDENT reports.
Louis Tafuto from Warwick, New York state, submitted a lawsuit to the Southern District Court seeking considerable damages and naming Mr. Trump, vice-president elect Mike Pence and the Republican National Committee. In the 25-page lawsuit, Mr Tafuto accuses Mr. Trump of being “wholly untruthful and therefore unqualified and incapable of taking an oath of office.”
He claims the president-elect “did knowingly and willingly engage in a large scale strategic effort to target, coerce and intimidate the vulnerable demographic groups of the under-educated electorate into falsely believing their personal safety, their family, their children, their property, their lives and their country were in grave danger under the Presidency of any of his opponents.” Trump’s words show “he does not have the temperament, knowledge or political belief to adhere to the principles of the U.S Constitution” and “threatens the core of the democratic way of life”, according to the lawsuit. Read more at THE INDEPENDENT.