Monday, February 5, 2024

Mr. Mature

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Lawyer Roberta Kaplan, fresh off her victory in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case against Donald Trump, recalled on a podcast a story about Trump that I couldn't forget if I tried.

Kaplan was at Mar-a-Lago to depose the former president in yet another lawsuit. Trump requested they work through the lunch break, claiming the deposition was "a waste of my time." Kaplan declined.

"And he said, 'Well, you’re here in Mar-a-Lago. What do you think you’re going to do for lunch? Where are you going to get lunch?'" Kaplan answered that his attorneys had offered to provide her team lunch, as is often done in such circumstances.

"At which point there was a huge pile of documents, exhibits, sitting in front of him, and he took the pile and he just threw it across the table. And stormed out of the room," said Kaplan, adding that Trump bellowed at his lawyer for providing the opposition sustenance.

Later on, at the end of the deposition, Trump said to Kaplan, "See you next Tuesday." Kaplan was confused, as they were due to meet again on Wednesday. Only when in the car did her colleagues tell Kaplan, who's openly lesbian, that the phrase is a known way of calling someone "cunt" without saying it.

Throwing the pile of papers? The temper tantrum of a three-year-old. Hurling an offensive, sexist insult? The impulse of an adolescent boy.

I guess Kaplan has to consider herself lucky that there was no ketchup in the room.

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