Trump sued CNN for defamation and sought $475 million

The former president accused the US news channel of trying to torpedo his presidential bid in 2024.

Former US President Donald Trump filed a complaint against CNN on Monday, October 3, accusing him of seeking $475 million in damages and benefits because he fears he will run for re-election in 2024.

CNN, one of America’s major television networks, “Trying to use his immense influence – said to be a source of information “Hope” – To defame the complainant to his audience and readers with a view to defeat him politicallyAccording to the text of the complaint filed in Florida. “CNN’s defamation campaign in the form of libel and defamation against Plaintiff has escalated in recent months because CNN fears Plaintiff may run for president in 2024”According to the same source.

“The Big Lie”

Merchant specifically criticized CNN for its use of the expression “The Big Lie” To address his allegations that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from him by Joe Biden. “No “The Big Lie” A tactic employed by Adolf Hitler and a direct reference to Mein Kampf’s appearance.”According to the complaint. “No “The Big Lie” used by Hitler to incite hatred of the Jews” and should nottake it easy”. The channel’s repeated use of Donald Trump — more than 7,700 times since January 2021, the complaint alleges — was “a deliberate attempt by CNN to broadcast to its viewers a connection between the complainant and one of the most repulsive personalities in modern history”.

Donald Trump is seeking $475 million in damages. Throughout his tenure, the former Republican leader has had a strained relationship with mainstream media outlets such as CNN and the New York Times, which he has called the “fake news” media. He continued to rage against them on Twitter and was subsequently banned.

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