Trump Sues CNN For Defamation

Former President Seeking $475M In Damages

  • 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.”