Trump Sues CNN For Defamation
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- Former President Donald Trump is suing cable news outlet CNN for defamation, pointing to its hostile coverage of his administration.
- Suit was filed Monday in the U.S District Court, Southern District of Florida.
- Trump is seeking $475 million in punitive damages, according to The Hill newspaper.
- Suit alleges CNN “has sought to use its massive influence – purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source – to defame the Plaintiff in the minds of its viewers and readers for the purpose of defeating him politically, culminating in CNN claiming credit for ‘[getting] Trump out’ in the 2020 presidential election.”
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