Donald Trump has decided to weigh in on the Amber Heard and Johnny Depp defamation trial currently taking place in Virginia, sarcastically claiming that the pair made a “lovely couple” and taking a wipe at The Washington Post, the “tiny outlet” that published Heard’s 2018 op-ed at the center of the lawsuit.
Donald Trump/Truth Social
- Trump is sounding off on his Truth Social platform. Ever since he got kicked off of Twitter and Facebook, Trump has been sharing his thoughts, plans, and conspiracy theories on his personalized social network. On Tuesday, he decided he also needed to sound off on Amber Heard and Johnny Depp.
- He’s obviously been keeping up with the trial. The Heard/Depp trial has been broadcast daily, meaning fans, critics, and pretty much anyone with an interest in the case could tune in for every juicy second. Including Donald Trump! “Has anyone been watching the Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial? What a lovely couple,” he wrote.
- It was an excuse to slate the Washington Post. As Trump’s message continued, it was clear this was the perfect opportunity to talk down WaPo, who were extremely critical of him during his presidency and continue to be. “First of all, Johnny sued her for writing an article in a tiny ‘outlet’ that practically nobody read, because he didn’t want to get bad publicity. How did that work out?” he wrote.
- Trump notes the “many and salacious” charges on both sides. One of the most contentious claims Depp has made is that Heard through a liquor bottle at him and cut the tip of his finger off. Meanwhile, Heard claims Depp did this himself in a drug-fuelled rage, something Depp himself admitted to in a previous recording (though he has since claimed is untrue). Trump says it’s unlikely Heard could have been responsible, writing: “The charges are many and salacious, the nicest of which is that she threw a bottle at him and it took off his finger. She must have a Sandy Koufax-type arm.”
- He wasn’t done being snarky yet! To close off his commentary, Trump questioned: “Will they get back together and live happily in PEACE?” Not likely, Trump.