Trump says he’ll SUE CNN for defamation regarding the ‘overwhelming evidence of fraud’

Trump says he’ll SUE CNN for their ‘repeated defamatory statements’ regarding the ‘overwhelming evidence of fraud’ in the 2020 election – and promises to ‘never stop fighting for the truth”I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,’ Trump wrote in a statement ‘I will also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded the public’In a 282-page letter, Trump’s attorneys cited dozens of examples of the network’s coverage that framed Trump’s election fraud claims as ‘lies’

Former President Trump announced he would be suing CNN Wednesday, alleging the network had repeatedly defamed him over his claims of election fraud throughout the 2020 race.  

‘I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,’ Trump wrote 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!’

In a 282-page letter to CNN executives, Trump’s attorneys cited dozens of examples of the network’s coverage that framed Trump’s election fraud claims as ‘lies,’ ‘false narratives’ and ‘baseless theories.’ 

The lawsuit alleges that calling Trump’s claims ‘lies’ is ‘false and defamatory’ because Trump genuinely believes his claim that the 2020 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 to CNN states.

It accused CNN of comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler by labeling his election fraud claims ‘the Big Lie.’ 

Former President Trump announced he would be suing CNN Wednesday, alleging the network had repeatedly defamed him over his claims of election fraud throughout the 2020 race.

Former President Trump announced he would be suing CNN Wednesday, alleging the network had repeatedly defamed him over his claims of election fraud throughout the 2020 race.

'I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,' Trump wrote in a statement

‘I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,’ Trump wrote in a statement

The letter called on CNN to issue a retraction to avoid the lawsuit. 

‘Failure to publish such a correction, apology, or retraction will result in the filing of a lawsuit and damages being sought against you, CNN,’ the document warned. 

The letter also cited examples dating back to the 2016 election, where it accused CNN of allowing claims that Trump was ‘illegitimately elected’ to go unchecked and ‘fed a narrative’ that repeatedly defamed Trump’s character before and after the 2020 presidential election. 

Dozens of lawsuits filed after the 2020 election alleging widespread fraud that tipped the election in favor of President Biden were summarily dismissed, suggesting Trump’s defamation suit may not get far. 

Trump has a habit of threatening those who speak out against him with lawsuits – he threatened to sue the women who accused him of sexual misconduct ahead of the 2016 election, he’s threatened to sue Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, as well as the New York Times for critical coverage. He’s previously stated the U.S. should change libel laws to make it easier to to win defamation claims. There is a high legal bar for defamation suits made by public figures. 

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