April 21, 2017

President claims his First Amendment rights trump others

The Hill - President Donald Trump’s lawyers  argued that anti-Trump protesters infringed on his First Amendment right by expressing "dissenting views" at his campaign rallies.

According to a report by Politico, Trump's lawyers are asking a judge to halt an ongoing lawsuit against the president by maintaining that protesters "have no right" to voice opposing views during rallies.

Three protesters who were ejected from a March 2016 Trump campaign rally in Louisville, Ky., have sued, claiming that they were roughed up after Trump incited violence by shouting “get 'em out of here!” from the stage.

Trump’s lawyers, however, argued that the then-GOP nominee also specifically said “Don’t hurt ‘em.”

The president's legal team also maintained that Trump had every right to call for the removal of the protesters since they "interfered with the Trump campaign’s First Amendment right.”

“Of course, protesters have their own First Amendment right to express dissenting views, but they have no right to do so as part of the campaign rally of the political candidates they oppose,” they said.

1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

President Toxic Dump has no idea what is in the constitution or what the first amendment actually says.