Toddlers' parents sue Trump over doctored 'racist baby' video

The parents of the toddlers featured in the doctored “racist baby” video posted by President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE in June filed a lawsuit Thursday against his presidential campaign.

The now-disabled video featured two toddlers — one who is white, and another who is Black — with an edited CNN chyron reading "terrified todler [sic] runs from racist baby." 

Twitter disabled the video because it violated its copyright policy. The video was also taken down from Facebook after the parents of one of the children filed a copyright complaint.


The lawsuit, filed in New York Supreme Court and obtained by The Wrap, argues that Trump, his campaign and pro-Trump meme maker Logan Cook behaved in a way that was “extreme, shocking and outrageous” and “beyond the bounds of decency” when creating the doctored video. 

The suit also alleges that in sharing the video Trump pushed “his brand of sensationalism in complete disregard for the truth.”

The suit is seeking unspecified damages, according to The Wrap. The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

CNN White House correspondent Jim AcostaJames (Jim) AcostaArizona secretary of state to Trump before rally: 'Take your loss and accept it and move on' Two shot outside of popular restaurants in DC, police still searching for suspects Fauci: Smallpox wouldn't have been eradicated with today's 'false information' MORE and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany sparred over the tweet during a press conference.

McEnany said Trump was making a "point that CNN has regularly taken him out of context."