Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed the lawsuit against Trump in April, claiming that a tweet POTUS fired off after her "60 Minutes" interview aired on CBS was grounds for defamation. In that tweet, Trump called Daniels' sketch of a man who allegedly threatened her and her daughter in 2011 "a total con job."
The federal judge overseeing Daniels' case ultimately decided that Trump's tweet was constitutionally protected speech, opening the door wide for 45 to lash out again on his favorite social media platform.
Trump wasted no time after news broke on the defamation case, tweeting out, "Great, now I can go after Horseface and her 3rd rate lawyer in the Great State of Texas."
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2018
Some 40 minutes later, Daniels shot back by taking a swipe at insulting POTUS' manhood, writing, "Game on, Tiny."
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) October 16, 2018
Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, even jumped in on the trash-talking. "You are a disgusting misogynist and an embarrassment to the United States," he wrote of Trump. "Bring everything you have, because we are going to demonstrate to the world what a complete shyster and liar you are."
Netizens, as they do, chimed in on the matter to offer their own views on the commander-in chief's choice of words.
— Linda Childers (@lindachilders1) October 16, 2018
— Lou Bierbauer (@LouBierbauer) October 16, 2018
— Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) October 16, 2018
— colonygirl (@cdrtx) October 16, 2018
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) October 16, 2018
— m i t h (@ManInTheHoody) October 16, 2018
Daniels has also sued Trump over a nondisclosure agreement connected to a $130,000 hush payment she received in exchange for keeping quiet about an alleged 2006 affair the pair had. The 39-year-old Louisiana native is suing to be released from the agreement, which she claims is void because Trump never signed it.