WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — President Donald Trump threw his support behind Kentucky teen Nicholas Sandmann’s $250 million defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post Wednesday, while experts said the first legal action filed over an incident that set social media on fire last month faces significant but far from insurmountable obstacles. “Go get them Nick. Fake News!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning. Sandmann’s attorneys, who filed the complaint in federal court in Kentucky Tuesday, allege the mainstream media’s animosity toward Trump led The Post and other outlets to cast Sandmann and his classmates as villains in irresponsible reporting that sicced a social media mob on innocent children. “Nick Sandmann’s lawsuit against Washington Post is not political. But the bias of Post against @realDonaldTrump is a provable fact that is relevant to the litigation. We appreciate the President’s support. As should everyone who values our children & their reputations & safety,” attorney L. Lin Wood wrote in response. The escalating legal drama began on Jan. 18, when a group of teens from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky who had attended the March for Life in Washington encountered a group of participants in the Indigenous Peoples March. Videos posted to Twitter that… Read full this story
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