Keep that popcorn a-poppin’! First President Donald J. Trump fired off a tweet with arguably his most awesome nickname yet — “Sloppy Steve,” referring to Breitbart News Chairman Stephen K. Bannon:
I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2018
Oh yeah! Also Trump is gonna sue Bannon! Ya gonna take that, Sloppy Steve? Huh? Are ya?
The feud between President Trump and his ex-svengali Steve Bannon could see another courtroom escalation after a new hint that Bannon may sue for defamation.
The possible legal move comes after a Trump attorney fired off a cease-and-desist letter demanding Bannon cease disparaging comments about Trump, in possible violation of a non-disclosure agreement.
High-profile defense lawyer Mark Geragos floated the idea in an appearance on CNN, asked if Bannon might make a defamation case.
‘I have it on pretty good authority that he’s considering that,’ Geragos said, immediately referencing a Trump statement from Wednesday saying Bannon had ‘lost his mind.’
Hey, look. When a story is this good, Mark Geragos saying he has it on “pretty good authority” is good enough for me!
And keep in mind that, as long as Trump is insulting Sloppy Steve, he’s insulting a guy who doesn’t have a nuclear button on his desk.
Not even a small one.
And that is a win, I say.