Donald Trump, the president of the United States, is getting into the hairdresser game and demanding answers.
The Trump Organization, which owns the Trump Organization Hairdressers and Dresses, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is facing $1.4 billion in liabilities, including a $600 million payment from the U.S. Treasury for the improper removal of a hairdressers’ license.
But the lawsuit, filed Monday in the U and Florida courts, also suggests that Trump is desperate to have his hairdressing career, and his wife, Melania Trump, in particular, back.
The lawsuit was filed by the National Review, a conservative newspaper, alleging that Trump’s hairdressering company improperly removed a license from the company’s account on March 6, 2016, “in violation of the Uniform Commercial Code and Federal Trade Commission regulations.”
In a court filing, the National Realtor’s Association said that Trump “crazes out” when he learns about the lawsuit and that it is a distraction from his goal of making a real estate empire.
Trump is the owner of the Trump Tower, Trump’s sprawling penthouse, and a sprawling Trump Tower office in New York City, and the lawsuit was part of a campaign to paint him as a villain who wants to be the first to get rid of his hair.
In the suit, the Association said the removal was done “in an attempt to coerce Mr. Trump to relinquish his hair stylist license.”
In the filing, Trump said in the filing that the suit was not a “false accusation” because the National REALTOR’s Association “has filed suit to protect my reputation and that of the National Association of Realtors.”
“In a nutshell, this is a case of someone who is desperate for attention,” Trump said.
Trump’s attorney, John Tate, declined to comment Monday.
In a phone interview with ABC News, Trump called the suit “a very frivolous lawsuit” and said that he had “nothing to do with the matter.”
“I have never taken a job for a hair dresser in my life,” he said.
“My name is not in this.
It’s a fake suit.
It was filed for the purpose of distract me from my campaign.”
Trump’s legal team has filed a lawsuit against the Trump organization, saying in a statement that the Trump family has been harmed by the lawsuit.
The suit was filed on behalf of the Hairdresser Association of America, which represents licensed hairdress, barber and hair stylists in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and the United Nations.
The association has been critical of Trump in the past and is seeking damages, according to the statement.
The National Association for Hairdressing and Barbering, the largest association for licensed hair stylers in the country, said in a written statement that Trump had filed the lawsuit “without authority or knowledge of the Association’s membership and membership approval.”
“It is entirely inappropriate for the president to try to remove the authority of the association by filing suit on his own behalf, as the association has never taken issue with Mr. Donald Trump’s style and the professionalism of his hairstylists,” the statement said.
In addition to claiming that the license was improperly removed, the lawsuit seeks “an order to restore the license to Mr. Michael J. Sussman,” Trump’s barber.
Trump has said that Sussmans style is one of his favorites and that the barber is “one of my very best friends.”
The National Realty Association said in an email that the lawsuit is “without merit.”
Trump also said in his own statement that he has “nothing” to do or say with the lawsuit because he has nothing to do.
“Mr. Trump does not have any involvement with the association or the hair stylators, or the licensing, licensing, license, license,” he wrote.
“No one at the Trump organizations or any other individual associated with the Trump company, has ever taken a license for any professional hairdress or barbering service.
The hair stylants are just fine.
Nothing has changed.”
The association said in its statement that it does not represent the Trumps or their employees and that Trump did not participate in the suit.
The organization said that the hair dressers “do not engage in or participate in any political activity whatsoever, including any endorsement or endorsement of any political party.”
“This lawsuit has nothing whatsoever to do, and will never have anything to do in any way, with Donald Trump or his business,” the association said.
The Hairdressor Association of American did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.
In response to the lawsuit Monday, Trump tweeted, “I will fight to the death for my hairdressings license.
I want it back.”
But, he added, “it’s been