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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has been sued ... a lot.

Chicken-Fried News knows this because USA Today told readers about it earlier this month. The news company reported Trump has been identified in thousands of legal actions through his long real estate and business career.

We also know this because it was cited in a June 4 syndicated newspaper humor column by columnist and comedian Argus Hamilton, born in Poteau, which mentions Trump has won 450 lawsuits against him and lost 38.

“Americans have waited a long time for a president with a better win-loss record than Barry Switzer’s,” he wrote.

Hamilton is funny, but not entirely correct. A more careful look at the USA Today piece reveals that record only reflects cases in with clear outcomes. An additional 500 cases were dismissed, and in hundreds more, the record is “unclear” on the outcome. USA Today said Trump’s name appears in at least 3,500 legal actions.

Print headline: Winner, winner!

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