Donald Trump Sues CNN For Defamation, Seeks $475 Million In Damages. On Monday, former US president Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against the cable news network, charging it with defamation and requesting $475 million in punitive penalties.
Trump claimed that CNN was pursuing a “campaign of libel and slander” against him because it “fears” he will run for president again in 2024 in the lawsuit submitted to a US District Court in Florida.
Donald Trump Sues CNN For Defamation, Seeks $475 Million In Damages. The 29-page complaint from Trump’s legal team claims that CNN has “sought to use its enormous power — allegedly as a ‘trusted’ news source — to slander the plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers with the intention of defeating him politically.”
“As a part of its concerted effort to tilt the political balance to the Left, CNN has tried to taint the plaintiff with a series of ever-more scandalous, false, and defamatory labels of ‘racist,’ ‘Russian lackey,’ ‘insurrectionist,’ and ultimately ‘Hitler,'” the complaint said.
Trump, who requested a jury trial, had a caustic relationship with CNN and other major news outlets like The New York Times during his presidency, branding them “fake news” and repeatedly raging against them on social media.