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New York Man Sues Trump for $1 Billion Citing 'Emotional Distress'

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By    |   Saturday, 12 Nov 2016 09:17 PM

A New York man, claiming "severe emotional distress" from Donald Trump's campaign, is suing the president-elect for $1 billion in federal court.

Louis Tafuto of Warwick cited in a lawsuit filed in Manhattan a feeling of "powerlessness" due to Trump's electioneering, according to the Chappaqua Daily Voice.

Also named in Tafuto’s lawsuit are Vice President-elect Mike Pence and GOP Party Chairman Reince Priebus.

"Donald John Trump's words and actions have proven him wholly untruthful and therefore unqualified and incapable of taking an oath of office or honoring and international treaty as President of the United States," the 25-page court filing said, according to the newspaper.

The suit was actually filed a day before the election and asks for an order of protection "against the defendants from making further false statements that incite violence, revolt, assassination or insurrection."

In the court papers, Tafuto also accused Trump of violating the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of freedom of religion because of statements the president-elect made about Muslims.

The Times Herald-Record noted Tafuto claimed he was left with "fear and anxiety on Election Day and beyond."

Tafuto’s lawsuit claims Trump "threatened the core of the democratic way of life" by trying to intimate those who would vote for other candidates, the newspaper reported.

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