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Donald Trump Has Threatened To Sue A Lot Of People

In the wake of Donald Trump's recent lawsuit against Univision, here's a semi-comprehensive list of everyone he's threatened to or managed to sue.

Donald Trump Has Threatened To Sue A Lot Of People
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"Don't lose the war. Lose little battles and wars. But ideally just little skirmishes just before you go on to victory," Donald Trump said.

Donald Trump Likes To Threaten (and Sometimes File) Lawsuits: A Brief History

Trump vs. Univision, June 2015

"Univision pulling out of hosting Trump's Miss Universe pageant because of wild comments he made about Mexican immigrants," said a WFOR correspondent.

"I'm going to have to sue Univision now," Trump said on Fox News.

Trump vs. NBC, June 2015

"NBC will no longer air the Miss USA or Miss Universe pageants, partly owned by Trump, who is now, of course, threatening to sue," said an analyst on CNN.

Trump Vs. Twitter Troll, September 2014

"Hi @realDonaldTrump. My parents who passed away always said you were big inspiration. Can you pls RT for their memory?" tweeted Twitter user Philip Bradbury.

Trump obliged.

Only problem?

The "parents" were notorious British serial killers.

Trump responded on Twitter: "Some jerk fraudulently tweeted that his parents said I was a big inspiration to them + pls RT— out of kindness I retweeted. Maybe I'll sue."

Trump vs. Bill Maher, February 2013

"New rule. Donald Trump must immediately submit to DNA test to determine whether he is in fact the love child of a human woman and an orangutan from the Brooklyn zoo," Bill Maher said on his show.

"He is prepared to sue Bill Maher," said Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.  

"Do you really think he’s serious about it?" asked Conan O'Brien.

"How do I know what’s in this man’s head," Maher said.

Trump vs. Mac Miller, January 2013

"A lot of people are calling me about the Mac Miller rap song," Trump said.

"When I'm on my Donald Trump ----," said hip-hop artist Mac Miller in a song.

Trump tweeted: "Little @MacMiller, I'm now going to teach you a big boy lesson about lawsuits and finance. You ungrateful dog!"

Trump vs. Lawrence O'Donnell, October 2011

"Lawrence O’Donnell’s show is a complete and total disaster," Trump said.  

"He has felt compelled to lie about how rich he is," Lawrence O'Donnell said.  

Trump tweeted: "I heard, because his show is unwatchable, that @Lawrence has made many false statements last night about me. Maybe I should sue him?"

Trump vs. Rosie O'Donnell, December 2006

“He annoys me on a multitude of levels,” Rosie O’Donnell said.

"She called me a snake oil salesmen. Coming from Rosie, that's pretty low. … I'll probably sue Rosie," Trump said on "Entertainment Tonight."

Trump vs. Miss USA Contestant Sheena Monnin, June 2012

"Former Miss Pennsylvania USA has officially resigned, is not going quietly and may now have legal troubles ahead of her," said a WPXI reporter.

"What we're doing is we're going to be suing her now," Trump told ABC.

"Big congratulations. You're a winner. She loses," an Extra reporter told Trump.

"Let's make America great again," Trump said in a campaign video.

One lawsuit at a time.

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