Former US President Donald Trump has sued CNN and accused the news network of defamation. He is seeking punitive damages of $475 million.
Trump has filed the lawsuit in a US District Court in Florida and accused CNN of waging a campaign of libel and slander against him out of fear that he will run for President again in 2024. According to Trump, CNN has tried to defame him in the minds of its readers and viewers to defeat him politically. He has stated this in his 29 page complaint. He has requested for a jury trial.
Trump had a caustic relationship[ not only with CNN but also with other major news when he was President and he branded their news as ”fake”.