Trump Sues CNN

President Donald Trump giving remarks in the White House Rose Garden on May 30, 2020. Via Wikimedia Commons.

On Monday, 45th President Donald Trump announced he will be suing CNN for at least $475 million in damages over defamation claims. The suit claims that the network used defamatory language as part of a “concerted effort to tilt the political balance to the Left.”

The complaint continues, “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'”

Axios reports:

It alleged CNN has used language like “Trump’s big lie” — referring to his claims that the 2020 election was stolen — “with reckless disregard for their truth or falsity, thereby acting with actual malice,” citing the legal standard for libel cases in the U.S.

The big picture: Defamation suits have become more common as high-power figures look to challenge the media’s first amendment power.

Trump himself is currently trying to delay proceedings in a defamation lawsuit filed against him by E. Jean Carroll, an author who has alleged he raped her in the mid-1990s.

Yes, but: A slew of recent precedents show how hard defamation can be to prove when it comes to media outlets in the U.S.

If successful, not only would Trump’s lawsuit make a startling legal impact, but it also will be a major victory for Trump and his movement.



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DrBarbara
DrBarbara
2 months ago

“Trump and his movement..” It’s not “his movement!” It’s the movement of We the People who want this communistic government to be gone. It’s the MAGA movement which is ultimately the movement of Patriotic Americans!

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
1 month ago
Reply to  DrBarbara

My boyfriend and benefactor Mr. Soreass has movements in his jockey shorts every night.

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
2 months ago

What a joke! First, what CNN broadcast in true and facts prevail. Second, does anybody really think Trump will tertify?

Just another stunt as Fat Donny goes down.

Edward Boyle
Edward Boyle
1 month ago

Go live in Venezuela you loser

Recce1
Recce1
2 months ago

While I believe Trump’s claim has merit, I doubt the courts will even allow it to be heard. They’ll likely claim that he can’t prove they knew their slander was false and did so with intent to harm him and his reelection.

RADAR
RADAR
1 month ago
Reply to  Recce1

I believes President Trump will prevail and CNN and others bias medias will be more carefully when choosing to inject their personalities into their performance or lack their off.

Recce1
Recce1
1 month ago
Reply to  RADAR

I hope you’re right.

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