An analysis from USA Today finds that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is currently involved in 3,500 legal actions. Who else is involved? Everyone from the government to vodka makers. This number is unprecedented in scope for any presidential candidate in U.S. history, and likely far too many for the entire American press corps to really get down to the bottom of, in time for voters to determine what that means for their choice in November.
From the USA Today report, which uses round numbers because they’re still trying to figure out how many more lawsuits he may be involved in as plaintiff or defendant:
Donald Trump is a fighter, famous for legal skirmishes over everything from his golf courses to his tax bills to Trump University. But until now, it hasn’t been clear precisely how litigious he is and what that might portend for a Trump presidency.
An exclusive USA TODAY analysis of legal filings across the United States finds that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and his businesses have been involved in at least 3,500 legal actions in federal and state courts during the past three decades. They range from skirmishes with casino patrons to million-dollar real estate suits to personal defamation lawsuits.
The sheer volume of lawsuits is unprecedented for a presidential nominee. No candidate of a major party has had anything approaching the number of Trump’s courtroom entanglements.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>USA Today analysis finds Trump involved in 3,500 legal actions. Maybe too many for entire press corps to plumb: <a href=”https://t.co/VTM3erOjYT”>https://t.co/VTM3erOjYT</a></p>— ErikWemple (@ErikWemple) <a href=”https://twitter.com/ErikWemple/status/738097028845162496″>June 1, 2016</a></blockquote>
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[via Eric Wemple]