Because the president can do whatever he wants:
Donald Trump has claimed a defamation lawsuit over sexual assault allegations brought against him by a former contestant on “The Apprentice” cannot proceed because he is currently serving as president.
Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz submitted a court filing on Friday formally requesting a New York judge halt the suit brought by Summer Zervos in January.
The restaurateur and former reality show contestant says the current president kissed and groped her in a hotel room in 2007 after extending to her an invitation to dinner, which Trump has denied. In her suit, Zervos claims that Trump’s response constitutes defamation.