Once again, Trump appears to evade a legal trap

Donald Trump has been involved in more than 4,000 lawsuits — or had been, as of about five years ago.

That was the tally from USA Today, including all manner of legal disputes, from workers’ compensation claims at his properties to lawsuits involving the 2016 campaign.

That’s about the point at which the paper stopped counting, incidentally; its total is certainly too low.

To some extent, this is a reflection of his association with a business named after himself.

To some extent, it’s also a reflection of his approach to that business: being willing to use legal threats as a tool to get what he wanted and often gambling that he could weather

In other words, Trump is unusually experienced at leveraging the legal system.

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