Ex US President, Trump Sues CNN Claiming Defamation, Seeks $475 Million In Punitive Damages

Date: 04-10-2022 5:19 am (2 months ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Former U.S. president, Donald Trump has sued CNN for defamation, seeking $475 million in punitive damages and claiming that the network had carried out a "campaign of libel and slander" against him.
Trump claims in his lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Monday, October 3 that CNN had used its considerable influence as a top news organization to defeat him politically.
Trump, a Republican, claims 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.
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"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.
The lawsuit lists several instances in which CNN appeared to compare Trump to Hitler, including a January 2022 special report by host Fareed Zakaria that included footage of the German dictator.
Trump, who in 2020 lost a re-election bid to Democrat Joe Biden, has not said whether he would seek re-election.
The lawsuit comes as Trump faces considerable legal woes, including a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department for retaining government records at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida after leaving office in January 2021.


Posted: at 4-10-2022 05:19 AM (2 months ago) | Hero
- kp45 at 4-10-2022 07:00 AM (2 months ago)
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 Cool Cool
Posted: at 4-10-2022 07:00 AM (2 months ago) | Hero
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- ficull at 4-10-2022 07:23 AM (2 months ago)
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Frivolous lawsuit from orange Jesus. Never gonna sail.
Posted: at 4-10-2022 07:23 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- alexidwayne at 4-10-2022 07:25 AM (2 months ago)
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Na cash out trump dey find.
Posted: at 4-10-2022 07:25 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Bebold at 4-10-2022 08:12 AM (2 months ago)
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Up Trump and Trump must win
Posted: at 4-10-2022 08:12 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fineboy77 at 4-10-2022 08:26 AM (2 months ago)
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Trump is a mistake that America will forever wish they never made.

Posted: at 4-10-2022 08:26 AM (2 months ago) | Hero
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- gogoman at 4-10-2022 12:29 PM (2 months ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 4-10-2022 12:29 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
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- nikiniki at 4-10-2022 02:27 PM (2 months ago)
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looking for free money in all the wrong places, forgeting he curse out and pass out racist slur every day at other people. They should all get up and sue the pants off him. Maralago has failed.
Posted: at 4-10-2022 02:27 PM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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