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Posted at: Jan 12, 2017, 2:17 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2017, 3:01 PM (IST)

Can’t sue Trump over tweet: Judge

New York: Donald Trump can keep his Twitter insults flying. 

In a decision made public today, a New York judge dismissed a lawsuit filed last year against the Republican President-elect by a political strategist who claimed her reputation was trashed when he falsely said she had “begged” for a campaign job and called her a “dummy” on Twitter. Trump’s tweets might be “rife with vague and simplistic insults”, and the barbs he aimed at Republican public relations consultant Cheryl Jacobus might have been hurtful, but they were still protected free speech, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe ruled. Jacobus on CNN had said Trump’s presidential campaign had not been transparent about its financing. AP

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