The National Enquirer’s lawsuit to have an anti-Trump ad in the 2016 campaign edited out of an ad campaign that ran during the presidential primary is now being challenged in court.
The complaint was filed in California federal court on Wednesday.
The National Press Club said in a statement that Judge Michael Geragos “took a hard look at the National Enquiry’s complaint, found that its claims are frivolous, and dismissed the complaint.”
The Enquirery’s complaint alleged that the ad, titled “Trump: The One Thing We Cannot Do,” was edited and distorted to remove the word “unethical” from a quote by Trump.
“Trump is an unethical man who is using the Presidency to make money,” it said.
“The Enquirers’ lawsuit seeks an injunction to stop the National Press Company from running this deceptive advertisement.”
Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said in the statement that the Enquireries complaint is an “unfair attempt to smear the President and undermine his agenda.”
Trump and the Enquiries campaign declined to comment on the ruling.
The Enquires campaign has also filed a lawsuit in Texas state court, alleging that a “false and misleading” statement in a tweet by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner about his father-in a conversation with the president was edited out in an ad.
The lawsuit says that Kushner lied when he said that the president and Kushner “had a very good conversation.”
The lawsuit seeks $1.2 million in damages.