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Trump Should Have Immunity From Civil Lawsuits


Lawsuits are piling up against President Donald Trump, distracting him from his duty of running the country.  As such, he has rightly claimed presidential immunity to prevent any further detraction from his term as president -- something that previous presidents have argued.

On April 14, lawyers representing the United States president filed back against a lawsuit, arguing that as president, Trump has immunity and therefore any civil cases unrelated to his presidency should be suspended until the end of his term, CNN reported.

In response to one of the lawsuits plaguing Trump's focus, his attorneys wrote: "The ‘singular importance of the President’s duties’ warrants a stay where civil actions, such as this one, ‘frequently could distract a President from his public duties to the detriment of not only the President and his office but also the Nation that the President was designed to serve,’" reports PBS.

Presidential immunity serves a purpose. It allows for presidents to focus on the goals for their term. They're quite literally detached from the real world, along with their families, and brought to live in a giant white house upon a grassy hill surrounded by high-end security. All of this is done so that they can do what they promised to do within the time they have available.

By arguing that Trump should have to leave the White House and argue in civil court, Democrats risk detracting Trump from completing his goals, which in turn increases the chance that he could run for reelection in order to serve a typical, undistracted term.

As of October 2016, USA Today reported that Trump was facing at least 75 pending lawsuits.

But one month later, regardless of this very publicly-available information, the ballots opened and Trump's name remained as an option.

And while many Americans wouldn't consider casting their vote for the business mogul, there is no denying that a good portion of the country did just that when they went to the polls in November 2016.

Americans voted to see Trump's policies put in place within the next four years. And by tying Trump up in court for the next four years so he can do battle against civil cases, he wouldn't be able to do what he has set out to do. Isn’t that going against democratic values?

Trump deserves to serve as president, not as a defendant, for the next four years.

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Sources: PBS, CNN, USA Today / Photo credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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