This one just takes the cake. Trump threatens to sue CNN for refusing to support his allegations of election fraud and refusing to accept that he won the election. I am not sure exactly where he thinks this is going to lead but I can’t see any outcome that is positive for Donald Trump. And I am willing to bet that CNN has a roomful of competent lawyers compared to what Trump will trot out.
So my immediate and honest reaction is…please please do!
Former President Donald Trump said in a statement Wednesday that he had notified CNN he was intending to file a defamation lawsuit against the news outlet for its refusal to back his discredited claims that election fraud accounted for his loss to Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race.
In a letter dated July 21, 2022, and addressed to CNN’s CEO Chris Licht and executive vice president and general counsel David Vigilante, lawyers for Trump cited numerous examples in which they maintain the former president was defamed.
“Accordingly, I hereby demand on behalf of President Donald Trump that CNN (1) immediately take down the false and defamatory publications, (2) immediately issue a full and fair retraction of the statements identified herein in as conspicuous a manner as they were originally published, and (3) immediately cease and desist from its continued use of ‘Big Lie’ and ‘lying’ when describing President Trump’s subjective belief regarding the integrity of the 2020 election,” the letter stated.
So yes please, bring it on. Get into a court room where you will have to testify under oath and bring your ‘proof’ with you. And it isn’t defamation if it is true.