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Trump law firm calls alleged Bloom County letter a 'fake'

Associated Press logo Associated Press 5/26/2017

NEW YORK (AP) — A law firm representing President Donald Trump is disputing internet reports that it sent a "cease and desist" letter to the creator of Bloom County.

Emily M. Thall, director of business development & marketing for Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, told The Associated Press on Friday that the letter "is a fake." The letter, posted this week on Berkeley Breathed's Facebook page, was shared more than 29,000 times. Dated May 22, it alleges that the cartoonist used images of Trump and his family for "commercial exploitation and promotion" and demanded the images be removed.

Berkeley Breathed did not answer repeated queries from The Associated Press over how he received the letter. In an email, he noted Trump's history of litigation and said it was "futile" to argue "back and forth" over the truth. He also posted a response to Trump's attorneys on his Facebook page.

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