Trump’s defamation case against CNN

Desk Report: Former US President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against CNN, the influential US broadcaster. He filed this suit in a Florida court on Monday (October 3) local time, alleging defamation.

In addition, Trump also demanded $475 million in punitive damages from CNN for defamation. The former US president claims that CNN has launched a ‘defamation and slander campaign’ against him. Reuters reported this information in a report on Tuesday (October 4).

In a lawsuit filed in US District Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Trump claims CNN used its influence as a leading news organization to defeat him politically, according to reports.

CNN, however, declined to comment on the case.

Former US President and Republican Trump claimed in his 29-page lawsuit that CNN had been criticizing him for a long time. But the news network has stepped up its attacks on him in recent months because they fear he will seek re-election in 2024.

The lawsuit claims, “CNN used false and defamatory labels to prove the plaintiff (Trump) as ‘racist’, ‘Russian stooge’, ‘insurgent’, and ultimately even more stigmatizing than ‘Hitler’ as part of a concerted effort to destabilize the political balance.” Tried to tarnish.’

The lawsuit lists several instances in which CNN appeared to compare Trump to Hitler. This included a special report by presenter Farid Zakaria in January 2022 that included footage of the German dictator.

Donald Trump was defeated by Democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election. In a statement, the former US president said he would be suing other major media organizations ‘in the coming weeks and months’ and may even take action against the congressional committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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