Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

Trump Sues CNN For Defamation, Seeks $475m in Damages

Former US president Donald Trump sued CNN on Monday, accusing the cable television news network of defamation and seeking $475 million in punitive damages.

Trump, in the lawsuit filed in a US District Court in Florida, accused CNN of waging a campaign of “libel and slander” against him because it “fears” he will run for president again in 2024.

“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,” Trump’s lawyers said in the 29-page complaint.

“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.

AFP

____

Follow us on Twitter at @thesignalng

Copyright 2022 SIGNAL. Permission to use portions of this article is granted provided appropriate credits are given to  www.signalng.com and other relevant sources.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

Related

News

The Twitter account of former United States President, Donald Trump, has being reinstated on the social media platform, Punch reports. Twitter’s new owner, Elon...

News

The fourth child of former President Donald Trump, Tiffany, is reportedly set to get married to her fiancé, Michael Boulos, in Greece at her...

News

Former President Donald Trump, on Friday, hailed the sale of Twitter to tech billionaire Elon Musk, saying he was pleased the platform was “now...

News

The FBI recovered more than 11,000 government documents and photographs during its Aug. 8 search at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida....

Copyright ©