CNN sued by Donald Trump for $475 million for “the Big Lie”
Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, is filing a defamation lawsuit against CNN. For his troubles, he wants $475,000,000 in punitive damages in addition to the $75,000 in compensation damages.
Two weeks after New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Donald Trump and his firm for business and tax fraud, this announcement arrives.
Trump launched a lawsuit against CNN on Monday, alleging that the news organization has been “interfere with (his) political career” through “false, defamatory, and inflammatory mischaracterizations.”
Trump’s baseless and debunked charges of election involvement in his 2020 contest against President Joe Biden are at the heart of the lawsuit he has filed. Trump’s lawyers have claimed that their client’s use of the term “the Big Lie” is an allusion to a “tactic adopted by Adolf Hitler in the book ‘Mein Kampf.’
This case has little chance of success because of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the thousands of lawsuits and recounts that will be conducted in 2020 to ensure that no such manipulation occurred. Although CNN has reason to be concerned, the case has been assigned to Trump appointee and Southern District of Florida judge Raaj Singhal.