United States of America former president, Donald Trump, has died global media corporation, Cable Network News (CNN), to court over alleged defamation of his person.
Trump, who filed the lawsuit in a US District Court in Florida on Monday accused CNN of waging a campaign of “libel and slander” against him because it “fears” he will run for president again in 2024.
Seeking $475 million in punitive damages, AFP quoted a 29-page complaint by Trump’s lawyer as stating that “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.
“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.”
According to the suit, Trump requested a jury trial.
Recall that while he was the president, Trump had a caustic relationship with CNN and other major news outlets including The New York Times as constantly described their reports as “fake news.”