Reposted with permission from The Hill
Comedian Maria Bamford has filed legal paperwork seeking a restraining order against President TrumpDonald John TrumpPoll: Less than half of Americans think their taxes are too high Comey pulls no punches with Trump Incoming Pence adviser withdraws nomination following reports Trump opposed candidacy MORE, TMZ reported Monday.
Bamford is reportedly asking a judge for an order that would require the president to stay at least 1,000 yards away from her. She cited fears of nuclear war, specifically referencing a tweet from trump in which he bragged about the size of his nuclear button.
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2018
Bamford also reportedly cited Trump’s perceived threats against then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from the Comey interview Comey pulls no punches with Trump Comey told Obama he dreaded prospect of working under Trump MORE on the campaign trail.
Earlier this month, Bamford tweeted about her intentions:
Does anyone know how to file a restraining order against The President of the United States? I have bought the filing paperwork for $39. #plentyofevidence
— The Irrelevant Redundancy! (@mariabamfoo) April 8, 2018
Ok! Going to local courthouse to file restraining order against Donald Trump. I’ll let you know what happens. It may just be rejected after a long wait in line. #illbringtheinternet
— The Irrelevant Redundancy! (@mariabamfoo) April 13, 2018
She filed the lawsuit as she is set to begin her nationwide, months-long comedy tour on Tuesday.
In addition to her stand-up comedy work, Bamford has appeared on “Lady Dynamite” and “Arrested Development,” and done voice work in shows including “Adventure Time” and “CatDog.”
Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un traded barbs during Trump’s first year in office amid heightened tensions between the two nations. In recent months, however, relations have improved.
Trump is expected to meet with Kim Jong Un in the coming months, and North Korea has said it’s willing to discuss denuclearization as part of diplomatic talks.