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Trump sues CNN for defamation and seeks $475,000,000 in punitive damages 

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Amid the ceaseless and vicious attacks against Trump, the Make America Great Again former president has announced that he’s suing one of the biggest purveyors of anti-Trump propaganda, CNN. He has decided to launch the lawsuit from the red state of Florida in Fort Lauderdale.

CNN has even gone so far as to liken Trump to Hitler. The preposterousness of this comparison should be obvious. Can one imagine an American version of Hitler moving the American embassy to Jerusalem? Newsweek rightly described Trump as “the most pro-Jewish, pro-Israel president in history“.

We wish Trump every success in confronting the savagery against him in court.

“Trump sues CNN for defamation and seeks $475m in punitive damages,” Guardian, October 3, 2022: 

Donald Trump has sued cable TV network CNN, claiming defamation and seeking punitive damages of $475m, according to a Florida court filing on Monday.

The US cable news station has attempted to smear the former US president “with a series of ever-more scandalous, false, and defamatory labels of ‘racist,’ ‘Russian lackey,’ ‘insurrectionist,’ and ultimately ‘Hitler’,” Trump’s lawyers claimed. The lawsuit has been filed in federal court in Fort Lauderdale.

“Beyond simply highlighting any negative information about the plaintiff and ignoring all positive information about him, 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,” the filing states.

Trump claimed that CNN had used its considerable influence as a leading news organization to defeat him politically. CNN declined to comment on the case.

Trump, a Republican, claims in the 29-page lawsuit that CNN had a long track record of criticizing him but had ramped up its attacks in recent months because the network feared that he would run again for president in 2024.

“As a part of its concerted effort to tilt the political balance to the left, CNN has tried to taint the plaintiff,” the suit said.

The lawsuit lists several instances in which CNN appeared to compare Trump to Hitler, including a January 2022 special report by host Fareed Zakaria that included footage of the 20th-century German dictator….

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