Add another item to the list of non-traditional campaign tactics being used by Donald Trump, along with insulting the physical appearance of fellow candidates, proudly proclaiming his bankruptcies were just playing the game and not knowing the difference between Kurd and Quds. Team Trump is now threatening to sue over attack ads run by the conservative group Club for Growth.
According to The New York Times:
The threat of litigation comes a week after the group started a $1 million advertising campaign that paints Mr. Trump as a disingenuous politician who intends to impose a huge tax increase if elected president.
"We will not sit idly by and allow special interest groups and political action committees like yours to defame Mr. Trump," Mr. Garten wrote, accusing the group of libel and threatening a "multimillion dollar lawsuit."
Does this sound like a serious presidential candidate, one who would be able to weather the rest of the presidential primary, much less a general-election battle against the Democratic nominee? Or does it sound like a thin-skinned egomaniac threatening frivolous lawsuits?
The one refreshing note in this is that Mr. Trump does shine light on how some of these political games are played. Club for Growth earlier hit up Mr. Trump for money and he said no, according to Mr. Trump.
"I am not surprised the dishonest, irrelevant and totally failing Club for Growth has resorted to attacking the definitive front-runner, especially after I refused to contribute to their pathetic group," Mr. Trump said in a statement.
Despite the Biff-level vocabulary, Mr. Trump does make one wonder if Club for Growth would have trotted out the ad campaign had the front-runner made a donation earlier this year.
According to the Times, Club for Growth said that the ads will continue to run and answered in a style befitting Mr. Trump: "Tough guy Donald Trump starts whining when his liberal record is revealed."