Both Carpe Donktum and President Trump have been sued by the parents of the two toddlers whose viral video was used in a meme by Carpe Donktum to mock the fake news media.
Carpe Donktum, President Trump, Trump Campaign, Sued For Toddlers’ Civil Rights Violations https://t.co/We4XYUVJIm
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) September 18, 2020
Here’s more on the lawsuit:
Today, two sets of parents have filed a lawsuit against Logan Cook, Donald J. Trump, and Donald J. Trump For President, Inc. in the Supreme Court of the State of New York for, among other things, violation of New York Civil Rights Laws 50 and 51.
The lawsuit alleges that in September 2019, Cook falsely, maliciously and without parental consent, manipulated a video of two New York City toddlers running to hug each other to portray it as a CNN breaking news story with the false headline, “Terrified Toddler Runs From Racist Baby” and thereafter, “Racist Baby Probably A Trump Voter.” One of the boys is white and the other is Black. The video was created for the purposes of crass commercial exploitation for Cook’s economic benefit as well as that of Donald Trump and his re-election campaign.
According to the lawsuit, on June 18, 2020, the evening before Juneteeth, the oldest, nationally-celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, President Trump, via his personal Twitter handle, @therealdonaldtrump, re-posted Cook’s manipulated video of the young children for purpose of advertising himself and his “brand” to advance his economic, political and business goals. His campaign, via its Twitter handle, @TeamTrump, then retweeted the President’s post. Over 21 million views of the video ensued.
Twitter and Facebook removed the video on June 19, and Twitter permanently suspended Cook from the platform on June 23 for multiple infractions.
What a dumb lawsuit. These parents didn’t have a single problem with their lawsuit going viral, yet as soon as Trump tweets a meme out using the children, they lose their minds.
Carpe Donktum, who created the meme, has responded and is going to seek damages of his own from these corrupt parents: