The Tiktokers just might save us.
They already ruined one of Trump's most important rallies earlier this year, and now, a TikTok-famous attorney has revealed that her response to the pro-Trump trolls on her Instagram account may have led to Trump's election fraud lawyers giving him the boot.
TikToker Joanne L. Molinaro, known as @thekoreanvegan on social media, explained this circuitous path to Trump's lawyer break-up in—naturally—a TikTok video.
It all began when Molinaro posted a video celebrating the outcome of the election.
As Trump trolls are wont to do, several showed up in her comments making claims that the election would be found fraudulent and will be overturned in the Supreme Court of the United States. But, of course, it turns out Molinaro is a lawyer, and not just any lawyer—an actual fraud lawyer.
So, she created a TikTok primer on the relevant legal statues—specifically rule 9b of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which states:
"In alleging fraud or mistake, a party must state with particularity the circumstances constituting fraud or mistake."
That is: If you're going to sue over fraud, you need to have evidence. And if you've been following the news stories about Trump's election lawsuits, you'll know that nearly all of them—close to 30 at this point—have been immediately thrown out for lack of evidence.
Molinaro's video went viral—especially after it was retweeted by George Conway of The Lincoln Project—which led to Molinaro collaborating on an op-ed in The Atlantic called "No Self-Respecting Lawyer Should Touch Trump's Election-Fraud Claims," which elaborated upon the myriad ways that Trump has no case.
And within two days of the op-ed being published, two of the law firms representing Trump in his fraud cases dropped him as a client.
Of course, it's impossible to know for sure whether Molinaro's op-ed is precisely what spurred these law firms to dump Trump, but the timing sure is suspicious!
And Molinaro's fellow TikTokers had nothing but thunderous applause in response.
Let this be a lesson to all the trolls out there. Be careful who you pick on, you just might be inspiring your downfall.