TRUMP SUES CNN
Written by Peter Boykin on October 4, 2022
Shared By Peter Boykin – American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist
TRUMP SUES CNN
Former President Donald Trump is suing CNN for $475 million, alleging the left-wing network defamed him in order to prevent him from running for president in 2024.
Details of the lawsuit: Trump’s defamation lawsuit focuses on the network’s persistent attempt to characterize him as a “racist,” “Russian lackey,” “insurrectionist,” and constant comparisons to Hitler and the Nazi party.
Trump’s suit alleges CNN engaged in this defamation campaign with “the purpose of defeating him politically.”
Trump issued a statement shortly after the lawsuit was filed, saying:
“The time has finally come to hold CNN responsible and legally accountable for their willful deception and defamatory statements made about me and both, directly and indirectly, my strong, devoted, and patriotic supporters.”
Promises made. Promises kept.
Back in July 2022, Trump did warn CNN that he would take legal action against them and other media outlets if they did not issue a “full and fair correction, apology, or retraction” for various articles they published about him.
Legal hurdle: If you’re a public official [which Trump is] you need to prove that the person you’re suing acted with malice or reckless disregard for the truth – that’s hard, if not impossible, for Trump to prove.
But… It’s worth noting that CNN recently settled a $275 million defamation suit with Nick Sandman – the high school student that CNN and other news outlets defamed, characterizing him as the aggressor in a confrontation with a Native American activist, when the reality was the other way around.
What happens next: This lawsuit will work its way through the U.S. Southern District Court in Florida.
In the meantime, Trump’s statement suggests he may also file a lawsuit against other media outlets as well as the corrupt January 6 Committee.
[Source: Daily Caller, Breitbart]
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