Donald Trump is Suing CNN For Defamation, Seeks $475M

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Former president Donald Trump doesn’t want to stop calling CNN “fake news.” He wants the network to pay.

Per a federal court filing in Florida, Trump is suing the network to the tune of $475 million. This for what his attorneys cited as a smear campaign “with a series of ever-more scandalous, false, and defamatory labels of ‘racist,’ ‘Russian lackey,’ ‘insurrectionist,’ and ultimately ‘Hitler.'”

The lawsuit was filed in Fort Lauderdale.

“Beyond simply highlighting any negative information about the plaintiff and ignoring all positive information about him, CNN has sought to use its massive influence, purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source, to defame the plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically,” the filing reads.

Donald Trump SUES CNN $475M For Defamation

Trump sent an email to those on a subscription list aiming to raise funds for the suit against the “Corrupt News Network.”

CNN has declined comment on the filing or Trump’s repeated allegations that the network set out to make sure he was defeated politically.

He also alleges that CNN has ramped up its attacks on him recently. Fearing that he will run for president again in 2024.

“As a part of its concerted effort to tilt the political balance to the left, CNN has tried to taint the plaintiff,” the suit said.

Trump, 76, lost the 2020 presidential election to Joe Biden. While he has dropped several hints, he has not said if he will run again.

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