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Donald Trump Sues CNN $475m For Defamation

US & Canada News

Former United States of America (USA) President, Donald Trump, has sued the Cable News Network (CNN) for defamation, and he is demanding $75,000 in compensatory damages and punitive damages of 475 million dollars.

The 45th President of the United States stated in the 29-page lawsuit that CNN had a long track record of criticizing him but had ramped up its attacks in recent months because the network feared that he would run again for president in 2024.

"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 lawsuit claims.

In a statement, the former president said he would be filing lawsuits against other major media companies “in the coming weeks and months,” and that he could even take action against a congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol by his supporters.