According to a report from The Hill, former President Donald Trump announced Wednesday his plans to file a lawsuit against mainstream media outlet CNN; Trump says the network has repeatedly defamed him.
“I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,” Trump said in a statement. “I will also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded the public regarding the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 Election. I will never stop fighting for the truth and for the future of our Country!”
Trump’s attorneys sent a 282-page letter to CNN.
“The letter goes on to cite dozens of examples, many of which relate to the network’s coverage of Trump’s repeated claims that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent,” The Hill reports. “CNN coverage frequently referred to those claims as ‘lies,’ ‘false narratives’ and ‘baseless theories,’ among other terms.”
“The lawsuit alleges those descriptions are ‘false and defamatory,’ in part because Trump genuinely believes his claims that the election was stolen.”
“Without regard for President Trump’s genuine belief in his statements, CNN has published numerous articles characterizing him as a ‘liar’ and the purveyor of the ‘Big Lie,’” the letter says.
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