Defamation allegation: Trump is suing CNN

Defamation allegation: Trump is suing CNN

Status: 04.10.2022 02:33 AM

Donald Trump is fighting a legal battle on many fronts. Now the former US President himself is starting a new trial and once again presenting himself as a victim.

Former US President Donald Trump has sued CNN. According to a lawsuit filed in a district court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the news channel denounced Trump for preventing any future campaigns by him.

Accordingly, the former president seeks $475 million (483 million euros) in damages. The plaintiffs are primarily concerned with the term “The Big Lie”, which refers to their baseless claim that widespread fraud cost them their 2020 election victory.

Trump’s ex-partners also disagree

Several officials, including at the federal and state levels, the courts and the then attorney general William Barr himself, have insisted that there was no evidence of manipulation.

The Trump team’s lawsuit states that the words “The Big Lie” have been used more than 7,700 times in CNN coverage since January 2021. The intention behind this is to harass, intimidate and provoke people.

Trump’s fans appreciated the dispute with the news channel

Trump had repeatedly verbally attacked the news channel during his presidency, which was well received by his conservative supporters. In a statement on Monday, Trump hinted at possible lawsuits against other media houses. He may also take “appropriate steps” against the investigative committee in the House of Representatives that is investigating the violent storming of the Capitol by his supporters on January 6, 2021.

According to multiple media reports, CNN’s new boss Chris Licht a few months ago barred his editorial staff from talking about “The Big Lie” in relation to Trump’s reporting. Because it would automatically sway Democrats’ efforts to brand the former president.

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