Leaked Tape Reveals Trump Telling RNC Crowd He Should Sue “Horrible Human Beings” At CNN [AUDIO]

The Intercept has published audio of Donald Trump telling the crowd at his $10M Republican National Committee reelection fundraiser that he should sue CNN. Reporters were banned from attending the event. They write:

Trump drew loud applause with his suggestion that he was prevailing in his campaign against the cable news network. “Boy, did CNN get killed over the last few days,” he said. Last week, CNN retracted a story about a Trump ally’s ties to a Russian bank; three of the network’s journalists resigned in the wake of the flap.

Trump then focused his attention on CNN commentator Van Jones, whom Trump noted was recently captured on secretly recorded audio calling the story of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia a “nothing burger,” as well as CNN network president Jeff Zucker.

“Van Jones — you see this man?” Trump said. “These are really dishonest people. Should I sue them? I mean, they’re phonies. Jeff Zucker, I hear he’s going to resign at some point pretty soon. I mean, these are horrible human beings.”

“It’s a shame what they’ve done to the name CNN, that I can tell you,” Trump went on, riffing on taking the network to court. “But as far as I’m concerned, I love it. If anybody’s a lawyer in the house and thinks I have a good lawsuit — I feel like we do. Wouldn’t that be fun?”

  • FAEN

    No matter how many times you sue you will never be able to change your doll hands.


  • safari

    He only has one mode.

    • kelven

      Angry Manbaby.

      • FAEN

        Irrationally angry Manbaby.

  • Ninja0980

    I would just love to see all of Trump’s secrets brought out in discovery, wouldn’t you?

    • Cuberly

      Well, I don’t want to watch the Russian pee pee tape. But everything else, yep.

      • April

        Title: One president. Two prositutes.

        • FAEN

          Or-One alleged human being. Two prostitues.

          • Oh’behr in Minnesota

            Yes, the FBI might have to put Trump under kiddie porn.

      • William

        I don’t want to watch it either, but will giggle myself silly when it plays on every network.

  • Nowhereman

    He’s on the right track–but it is We-the People who should sue HIS ass for lying, among other things.

  • Max_1

    The ONLY institution to have protection FROM an uncontrollable and oppressive government is the PRESS… Yet, we now have a form of Governance that seeks to oppress the press, teaching citizens to equally loathe the press… FAKE NEWS, we’re told.

  • JT

    Has anyone ever told this nutcase to shut the fuck up to his face?

    • Todd20036

      Nope. Probably not even as a kid.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    He’s completely insane.

    • FAEN

      If he were insane it would almost be easier to deal with him. He’s just an overly entitled Manbaby with doll hands who has never been told no. And we’re all paying for it.

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        Could he be a now insane, power hungry, overly entitled, man baby with doll hands, who has never been told no?

        I don’t mean to toss in more descriptors or add punctuation, yet Trump is either off some meds, some meds are not working correctly, or he still really needs to see a real doctor or doctors rather than the hack he has in NYC (Bornstein, whom I think he sees once a decade or less)..

      • bzrd

        He’s a sociopath who may be dealing with dementia or Alzheimer disease of which his father suffered. He never matured due to another disease called golden foot that choked off oxygen to his brain. Also, inheriting kazillions allowed him to sue anything that got in his way so he hasn’t learned that government doesn’t work that way, at least not yet, if we can get rid of him soon. He is mental

        • J Ascher

          I’d lean toward Trump having dementia. That disease is characterized by paranoia and inappropriate behavior. I’ve seen that firsthand with my husband.

          • JCF

            {{{J Ascher}}}

          • J Ascher

            Thanks @jcf

          • DesertSun59

            45 is much more functional tho even tho he’s being coddled by his staff. So, I don’t believe he’s going thru dementia.

          • J Ascher

            Dementia doesn’t suddenly appear in a person.

            With my husband, he began accusing me of infidelity about three years ago and he slowly lost his reasoning: I showed him our cash flow with a negative balance at month-end and he insisted on living in our current apartment. He thought that just because we could pay our bills, we could afford to live here. When I presented him with viable options like moving to a duplex or buying a house, he found an excuse not to move.

        • fahvel

          again, insane.

      • Stephen Elliot Phillips

        As our new female president hillary clinton said (in the other reality. Before we were sucked thru a wormhole)
        “Tempermentally unfit for office”

        • FAEN


      • fahvel

        that is what defines insane!

    • Hank
      • Danieruw

        Malfunctioning Eddie

      • Rebecca Gardner

        This Native NYer misses those ads so much.

        But damn! The entire Antar family was so corrupt they make Trump look like a Choir Boy.

    • fahvel

      there is no better way to say it. Congrats to your insight!!!!!!!

  • Michael R

    Like the religious nuts his message only plays
    to people who are too stupid to question him .
    ( or examine their own lives )

  • Todd20036

    Suing CNN for printing verifiable facts is going to be a lost cause.
    But please, go ahead, if it turns your attention away from the “football”.

    • teeveedub

      Threatening to sue is what he does. He used that as an intimidation technique for years in the private sector. It often achieved his desired results.

      In government, it’s not as effective.

      • Bad Tom

        Most of the people in Congress are lawyers. Those who aren’t are rich. Since they make the laws, getting sued just isn’t so scary to them.

  • Cuberly
  • boobert

    Agitate this man at every chance ! He want’s out. Drive him right to the nut house or jail !

    • FAEN

      I agree. Everyone should make fun of him 24/7. He’s SO thin skinned he can’t help but act out.

    • JT

      With such a fat ass, bad eating habits and a constant reactive mindset, he must be nearing the danger zone at his age.

      • Todd20036

        Great, now I have that stupid song running through my head from Top Gun

        • JT

          Not a bad thing when you remember that the “danger zone” was Iceman’s crotch.

  • Tawreos

    I bet CNN is salivating at the prospect of getting their lawyers to question Trump under oath.

    • Halou

      That’s the problem with suing somebody, the one filing the claim is also subject to scrutiny. I guess that’s why he hasn’t ordered a commission to investigate anything related to Hillary Clinton. Memories of the many many Benghazi hearings that led to diddly-squat.

  • EdmondWherever

    If anybody’s a lawyer in the house…

    Just make sure the lawyer has a lawyer.

    • KarenAtFOH

      And get the money up front.

  • Boreal

    I’m no fan of CNN but hopefully they will keep pissing him off.

    • Oh’behr in Minnesota

      Same here, I think of CNN as Fox Lite.
      Yet they’re doing something correct if they’re pissing (hee hee!) off Trump.

      • Rambie

        They helped create the monster

  • AtticusP
    • Jefe5084

      Oh F yeah!! He aced that one!

  • Boreal
    • PickyPecker


    • Chucktech

      Hmmm… toes are too big. Tiny toes go with tiny hands.

      And we all know what tiny hands mean…

      • prixator

        Tiny mind?

    • Jefe5084

      I hope a chicken comes along and says—HEY! CHEETOS! Calls the whole flock over. Bye Chee-toes.

  • April

    He thinks filing lawsuits is “fun”.

    What a tool.

  • Boreal

    We are in a precarious position if he does leave office. Either way, things are scary.


    • William

      Pence, go play hop scotch in a mine field.

      • Oh’behr in Minnesota

        … Angola, Congo. etc.

        • Jonathan Smith


    • FAEN

      If only we could hold the xtians to that. Need a heart transplant? Why just pray to Jesus-what are you even DOING at this hospital?

      Send the bastards home and they can call Pence et al to save them.

    • M Jackson

      Makes me really want to believe in the Rapture.

    • bzrd

      I feel penny is up to his head in the russki shit and will be flushed with all the high mucky-muck when the time comes, watch out “lyon-ryon, and dried turtle, they’re comin’ after you too

    • Craig Howell

      Source for this quote, please?

    • Michael

      Pence is tainted, too. If 45 goes, he is in trouble. That is, if he isn’t removed from office first.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Agnew 2.0. Problem is, Ryan is no Gerald Ford.

        • Michael

          I’m thinking President Hatch as a placeholder until 2020.

    • Chucktech
      • Todd20036

        … and if you want to have Jesus too, she’d gladly cough him up!

        • Jukesgrrl

          That’s horrible, but I have to admit I laughed.

      • Jay Silversmith

        Make America Gag Again.

    • Card

      Not an actual quote (sadly?), but probably what he thinks…


    • Ian

      Fuckin’ bossy bottoms, I tell you what.

    • While that meme feels true, it’s entirely fabricated.

      • Boreal

        Are you saying it’s an alt-meme?

    • JP

      I don’t think Pence actually said this. I think it was the nutjob from TN that Trump wanted to appoint to something but once this quote got out the guy declined.

    • Raising_Rlyeh

      As much as I despise this Oedpius I have to point out that that is a made up quote. While he is deplorable we shouldn’t attribute fake quotes to people. No matter how realistic it seems.

    • Can you hear me screaming at the top of my lungs???? Now I’ve calmed down after checking SNOPES.COM:

    • JCF

      Not that I’m doubting, but can I have a citation on that?

      ETA: Ah, it’s fake. Please remove.

      • Boreal

        Why should I remove a meme?

        • JCF

          Because the quote on it—per the Snopes’ citation below—is completely fraudulent. There is MORE than enough REAL bullshit w/ which to quote Pence, without going the fake route. We’re better than that.

          • Boreal

            Honestly I don’t care. It’s a meme. Pence is a pig and whether it is inaccurate or not, it can stay there. This isn’t the NYT, it’s a blog. My tolerance for nit-picking is at an all time low. Flag it if you want, block me whatever. I’m in no mood for lectures.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • JWC

    Donald J Trump the 2017 version of “A Boy Named SUE”

  • William

    Do I have to sign up for Twitter to tell him off?

    It’s time to 25 45!

    • Boreal

      Yes, unless you can get an interview on CNN to diss him.

      • William

        The only way I’ll be on CNN is if there is a tornado or UFO sighting in the area.

        “I seen it!”

  • He’s out of control at this point, and batshit raving mad.

  • joe ho

    CNN gave Trump millions of dollars of free advertising. No commentary. Just played his rallies unedited. Good for their ratings.

    Now their ratings are up because they’re battling with the monster they created.

    They’re despicable, but not for the reasons Trump gives.

    • FAEN

      Add Joe & Mika to that pile.

    • Rambie

      It’s their just desserts for giving him all that free air time

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Trump….Leaked… Hotel… Tape… sounds like another pee tape…

  • Canadian Observer

    In my dreams he tries to do just this, and the presiding judge (hopefully with a Hispanic surname) declares him to be a vexatious litigant and curtails his rights to launch further legal actions. I can dream, can’t I?

    • JWC

      oh yes you can

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The whole mess. Jesus.
    The fact that President Cyber Bully is even friends with The National Enquirer dude is pretty gross.

    • Xuuths

      Pretty telling.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    The part that worries me is that Trump was too stupid to realize a tape would be leaked.

    • KarenAtFOH

      Just more red meat for the trumpers. They’ll eat it up.

    • Jonathan Smith

      Obama taped him.

  • Bill Haffey

    Do it Kin Jong Don, then all the lies you have been telling will be revealed in court under oath. Do you remember that list of 300 plus lies you had to admit in that court case in NJ, think how much bigger this will be. So go to it Kim Jong Don, it is time our Dear Leader crashes and burns.

  • Rex

    Wack Job in Chief.

  • CraigNJ

    More empty threats… yawn….

  • Jonathan Smith

    so, is “I’ll sue” the same thing as “I’m telling your mommy!” ?

  • MassageBear
  • Brooklyn Joe

    I guess “fun” is the operative word here

  • bkmn

    The only reason he didn’t sue is his lawyers told him he would lose. The LOSER would LOSE….again.

  • Jefe5084
  • Jonathan Smith

    and now for something completely off topic…..
    I’m tired of shitgibbon and his whole administration……

  • StraightGrandmother

    I listened for 4:29 and had to turn it off. How many times can we hear about his campaign and how he won Michigan? And Ohio?
    I’m done, I never got to the part about CNN, will rely on the reporting.

  • AtticusP

    He’s still bragging about the election, and he didn’t even win the popular vote.

    What an insecure precious little snowflake the POTUS is.

  • justme
  • Acronym Jim

    Ironically, Rachel Maddow devoted a whole segment of her show last night detailing the numerous times he threatened to sue people and never followed through.

    • Nothing makes you more appreciative of Rachel Maddow than 10 seconds of Sean Hannity squawking and making your ears bleed.

  • Say what you want about hack, slanted, soulless, corporate whore media, but the more Donnykins complains about CNN, the more compelled I am to look at it. Maybe give it a quickie out back. (With protection, natch… always use protection with whores, kids.)

  • coram nobis

    Yes, do sue. The defendants are then free to counter-sue for $$$$ and injunctions. If it even gets as far as pretrial discovery, a defamation suit makes the Plaintiff (that’s you, Donald) the subject of the lawsuit, and at that point evidentiary discovery is going to rummage through everything in your life now and going back to wife #1 and before.

    If you still have a lawyer who is (1) not the subject of an investigation him/herself and (2) a member of the Bar, by which I don’t mean the Nine Iron Brewpub at Merry Lago, they should tell you all that.

    Bring it on.

  • marshlc

    Please please please please please……

    Would so like to see his lies exposed in court – some of them, at least.

  • Jack

    Oh, yes. Lawsuits are lots and lots of fun.

  • No trump, there aren’t horrible people at CNN, they’re merely reporting ABOUT the horrible sub-humans running the country.

  • Jukesgrrl

    If I had a dollar for every time Trump threatened to sue someone, I could go on a really nice vacation. The rubes who entertain those notions of his are imbeciles.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Go for it asshole, discovery would be rather enlightening.

  • Pat

    Hey Van Jones, was this another moment when Dump became ‘presidential’?

  • Gianni

    Donnie should bring an applause meter with him to these gatherings. Then when he asks questions like, “Should I sue them?”, he can get hard evidence of how much his adoring fans support him on these important and individual issues. It’s fascinating how he’s been suing and threatening to sue so many people and yet doesn’t realize how tiring and pathetic he sounds using that threat. Of course, he doesn’t care what a low-life he appears to be. Donnie won’t likely sue them because an outfit like CNN has more than enough money and clout to fight back.

  • goofy_joe

    I hit play, then immediately hit pause. I simply cannot listen to that man’s voice.

  • JCF

    “Van Jones, whom Trump noted was recently captured on secretly recorded
    audio calling the story of collusion between the Trump campaign and
    Russia a “nothing burger”

    Well, considering the evidence points to a Something-Burger BUFFET, that *is* disturbing.

    Re Drumpf? Oh yeah—


  • I hope he sues. The discovery process would be awesome!

  • DesertSun59

    He should do it. I guarantee he will lose.