Trump claimed his E. Jean Carroll defamations were the best thing that ever happened to her. Here's how the grotesque tactic met its end.

Politics Trump claimed his E. Jean Carroll defamations were the best thing that ever happened to her. Here’s how the grotesque tactic met its end. Facebook Email Twitter LinkedIn Copy Link Read in app Donald Trump and E. Jean Carroll. Trump claimed the fame Carroll earned from his defamations is a “benefit” that lessens any damages. Carroll’s side called this “Donald Trump’s most insulting argument.” Ultimately, jurors were barred from considering “any reputational benefits” in calculating damages. Advertisement Remember the “slaves learned valuable skills” controversy from July, when Florida updated its history standards, essentially telling middle-schoolers, “Hey, slavery wasn’t all bad?” This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. Have an account? . Donald Trump hoped a similarly grotesque claim would save him some cash at his New York defamation trial. He tried to convince jurors that the fallout E. Jean […]

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