The ‘author’ of a new book, about Donald Trump, published this month claims that he has been ‘shut down’ by President Trump’s lawyers ABJL — President Donald Trump’s legal team apparently wasted no time in issuing a ‘Cease & Desist Demand’ as soon as they became aware of the forthcoming book.
Michael Mayor the, ‘so-called’, author and illustrator of the book “Mr Trump Goes to Washington” sent a copy of his book to the White House, hoping the President would see the funny side and perhaps tweet a recommendation to buy it – as he has famously done for Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke Jr, but events took a legal turn when he received a Cease & Desist Demand from lawyers claiming to represent Donald Trump.
“I knew the President had a thin-skin, but wasting money on lawyers to try and shut down a book of cartoons about him seems very snowflakish” said Michael Mayor.
Although the veracity of the letter cannot be proved, the President’s swift action suggests that the content of the book may have touched a nerve, or worse still breached national security regulations.
At this stage, the book appears to still be available on Amazon and from other sources, though it is likely they are also in receipt of similar letters. The Trump has obtained a transcript of the letter sent to Mr Mayor so you can judge for yourself.
CEASE & DESIST DEMAND
October 20, 2017
By Federal Express
Re: Your Defamatory Comic Book
Dear Mr. Mayor:
I am General Counsel to Donald J. Trump. We recently had the opportunity to view your book entitled “Mr Trump Goes To Washington” together with your accompanying statements in the media concerning my client’s views (collectively, your “Comic Book”) and, quite frankly, are dismayed by the depths so called ‘satirists’ like you will go to in an attempt to materially mislead the public for the personal benefit of you and your financial backers.
Simply stated, your Comic Book is not only completely disingenuous, but replete with outright lies, false, defamatory and destructive statements and low energy illustrations which you fully know to be untrue, thereby exposing you to liability for damages and other tortious harm. For example, while your Comic Book blatantly misrepresents to the public that Mr. Trump “leaked in the bath”, nothing could be further from the truth. To be clear, Mr. Trump urinates in a golden toilet, like most Americans.
Sadly, your deplorable, so called, ‘cartoons’ are not the least bit funny. As I am sure you recall, it was only a few short months ago that you very openly and shamelessly attempted to extort Mr. Trump to the tune of $1 million in exchange for you making more jokes about crooked Hilary Clinton. Indeed, you were not even the least bit discreet about your motives in that you immediately followed up with a June 2, 2016 letter requesting a “contribution of $1 million” in exchange for “some great jokes about Bill Clinton and Elizabeth Warren.” When Mr. Trump, however, presumably unlike many of the other GOP candidates, refused to succumb to your extortionist demands, your only response was to ‘draw’ a cartoon of him humiliating other candidates in the Fox News Republican Presidential Debate.
Rest assured, however, we will not sit idly by and allow ‘cartoonists’ and political losers like you to defame Mr. Trump and cause damage to his reputation and business interests by intentionally disseminating libellous images you fully know to be unfunny and, even worse, continue to purposely mislead the American people for your own financial gain. Toward that end, Mr. Trump has authorized our legal team to take all necessary and appropriate actions to bring an
immediate halt to your defamatory Comic Book. In the interest of avoiding what will certainly be a costly litigation process, we are prepared to offer you the one-time opportunity to rectify this matter by providing us with your prompt written assurances that (i) you have stopped drawing Comic Books; and (ii) you will not generate or disseminate any misleading or inaccurate cartoons or make any, so called, ‘Jokes’ you know to be untrue with respect to my client at any point in the future. In the event, however, we do not promptly receive these assurances, please be advised that we will commence a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against you personally for your false and defamatory satire and the damage you have intentionally caused to my client’s interests as well as pursue all other remedies available to us at law or in equity.
Please be guided accordingly.
Very truly yours,
Mr Areal Bawdy
It is not the first time that President Trump’s lawyers have attempted to shut down first amendment rights, although previous stories such as the famous KittenFeed scandal have subsequently been revealed to be elaborate #FakeNews stories designed to smear the President.
A Trump spokesman has not responded to multiple requests for comment on this story and the reporter has been unable to contact Mr Areal Bawdy.
— Trumpton (@Trump_ton) October 21, 2017
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