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Tom of Temecula

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Sat May 25, 2024, 12:37 AM May 25

Maggie Haberman taunts Trump over the 'Apprentice' biopic that's driving him nuts [View all]

New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman taunted former President Donald Trump Friday over the controversial biopic he's taking legal action to kill. Haberman shared on X Friday an exclusive Variety article revealing Trump sent a cease and desist letter to stop the release and sale of "The Apprentice," a movie about the president's early days. "Apparently Trump wants to make Gabe Sherman’s movie a success," Haberman quipped.

The independent film stars Sebastian Stan as Trump and Jeremy Strong as his notorious mentor Roy Cohn, a prosecutor who served as a "political hitman" for controversial figures who include Sen. Joe McCarthy. The movie premiered in Cannes earlier this week and immediate spurred outrage from Trump, who denies a controversial scene that depicts him raping his wife Ivana.

"It presents a damning portrait of the former president as an ethically compromised, philanderer who stiffs contractors and cuts deals with the mob to get his buildings completed," writes Variety. "It includes other controversial details, including a scene where Trump rapes his first wife, Ivana, and depicts him abusing amphetamines to lose weight, as well as undergoing liposuction and plastic surgery."

Trump spokesperson Steven Cheung has publicly called the film defamatory, Variety notes. “This ‘film’ is pure malicious defamation, should not see the light of day, and doesn’t even deserve a place in the straight-to-DVD section of a bargain bin at a soon-to-be-closed discount movie store," Cheung said "It belongs in a dumpster fire." According to Haberman, the Trump team has done the film a big favor by whetting the appetite of the American public.


Trump's whining will sell millions of tickets. Can't wait to see it.

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When's the release date? TSExile May 25 #1
Everyone of those trumpers DESERVES to see the actual Sick Fuck as he really was and is. Traurigkeit May 25 #3
Y'all have heard of love-hate relationships, right? Maggie & TFG have... RockRaven May 25 #2
So Ivana's kids don't care about Cha May 25 #4
It's not defamation when it's true. Dave Bowman May 25 #5
More like a documentary, I would say. liberalla May 25 #21
I'm in line. rubbersole May 25 #6
I'm there. Demobrat May 25 #7
I think the unkept gravesite is very telling Blue Owl May 25 #8
Or there is PlutosHeart May 25 #11
Or, it could be that what we have seen with our own eyes maxrandb May 25 #16
it's that grave that gets me. i can understand why trump doesn't make sure it's kept up orleans May 25 #9
I have wondered if one of them has the urn tucked away in their home.... Hekate May 25 #12
i'm gonna say ivanka has the urn with her mom's ashes orleans May 25 #23
It's not out of the realm of possibility that at some point, a stoned Don Jr. accidentally snorted her ashes. Aristus May 25 #24
! demmiblue May 25 #25
STOP IT ARISTUS Skittles May 25 #30
Early show for me. byronius May 25 #10
Stephen, if it's that bad, sue!!! COL Mustard May 25 #13
so let me get something straight. mnmoderatedem May 25 #14
Trump appears to have lost some weight, but I think he's had some of the dangling fat under his chin removed. Lonestarblue May 25 #15
NYT steno Magster attempts rehab BoRaGard May 25 #17
Only he can defame others with lies malaise May 25 #18
The grass around the gravesite has brown spots Blaukraut May 25 #19
Hers a pic from the movie. Sebastian Stan and Jeremy Strong. underpants May 25 #20
I wonder if Noel Casler was consulted on "background" for the movie... liberalla May 25 #22
Sebastian Stan Deep State Witch May 25 #26
It's amazing her fucking kids don't even care about any of this. They just want dad's money. Fuck them all! nt Quixote1818 May 25 #27
Spokes-idiot Cheung claims the film defames Trump PJMcK May 25 #28
Some of the reviews are interesting... Abolishinist May 25 #29
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