Former President Donald Trump scored countless wins against his opponents while in office, but it seems he’s doing even better on that front now that he’s been out of the White House for the past year or so.
According to CNBC, his latest victory, which is one of the sweetest yet, is one he scored against adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who just lost an appeal she filed against the former president, resulting in the judge ordering her to pay Trump nearly $300,000 in legal fees.
The order came as Daniels lost her bid to overturn a lower court’s decision regarding a ridiculous defamation case she had filed against the 45th president, which resulted from a claim she made that the two engaged in sexual relations in 2006.
Daniels, clearly upset by the ruling, had a long list of excuses regarding why she thinks she lost, adding in a tweet, “I will go to jail before I pay a penny.”
The former president was quick to react to the judge’s ruling, releasing a statement on Monday night regarding his thoughts on the decision from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.
“The lawsuit was a purely political stunt that never should have started, or allowed to happen, and I am pleased that my lawyers were able to bring it to a successful conclusion after the court fully rejected her appeal,” Trump’s statement read.
He added: “Now all I have to do is wait for all of the money she owes me.”
President Donald J. Trump:
“The 9th Circuit just issued a final ruling in the Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) frivolous lawsuit case against me brought by her disgraced lawyer, Michael Avenatti, upholding the lower court ruling that she owes me nearly $300,000 in.. pic.twitter.com/BPDpdkWEAT
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) March 22, 2022
“P.S. The Fake News probably won’t report this story!” the president added in his statement.
Daniels’ claim that she was paid off by the former president for an alleged 2006 tryst didn’t gain much traction until 2018 after The Wall Street Journal ran a report that she claimed Trump’s people paid her some $130,000 prior to the 2016 election to keep quiet about the alleged encounter.
Trump would strongly deny having any past relationship with Daniels, which prompted the former stripper and adult film actress to file a defamation suit.
Michael Avenatti, who represented Daniels and became a left-wing media darling, was later charged with and convicted on multiple fraud schemes, including swindling Daniels, ironically, out of roughly $300,000 from one of her book deals.