Lawyers defending President Trump in a civil lawsuit stemming from a 2016 campaign rally are claiming, in part, that he is "immune from suit because he is President of the United States."
The argument was included in a legal filing submitted Friday to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, according to Politico.
The incident in question occurred during a Trump campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky, on March 1, 2016, notes Chicago Tribune.
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A suit filed by the three plaintiffs against Trump says that "each attended the rally for the purpose of 'peacefully protesting Trump.' As they were protesting, Trump said, 'Get 'em out of here.'"
They then claim to have been physically attacked by being shoved and hit.
And there is, in fact, video from the rally showing one of the plaintiffs, an African-American woman named Kashiya Nwanguma, being forcibly pushed out.
While Trump's lawyers admit in their responding brief that he said "Get them out of here," they deny that his words were "directed at the crowd."
However, Politico points out that Alvin Bamberger, the man who could be seen pushing her, claims in his own legal filing that he "would not have acted as he did without Trump and/or the Trump Campaign's specific urging and inspiration."