Former President Donald Trump said he intends to sue CNN and other major media outlets for personal defamation and the defrauding of the American public, with regard to the 2020 election, according to a statement issued Wednesday.
“I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,” the statement read. “I will also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded the public regarding the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 Election.”
“I will never stop fighting for the truth and for the future of our Country!” the 45th president added.
The Washington-based law firm, Ifrah Law, sent a notice of intent last week to CNN, outlining the basis for the lawsuit, The Daily Wire reported.
The 26-page letter to the liberal news network laid out various instances of defamation that stretch all the way back to the 2016 election, through 2022.
When it comes to the 2016 election, the letter accused CNN of repeatedly allowing for the airing of unsubstantiated comments claiming Trump was illegitimately elected, including from: “Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Jimmy Carter, Jerry Nadler, John Lewis, Dianne Feinstein, Marcia Fudge, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.”
“CNN’s reporting, both before the election as well as after the election, consistently fed a narrative that denounced President Trump’s legitimacy and competency,” the letter read. “The reporting appears to be results-oriented, as betrayed in an undercover video.”
"*" indicates required fields
The letter went on to cite a sting operation by undercover media outlet Project Veritas — which resulted in a CNN employee, Charlie Chester, admitting on camera that his superiors aren’t interested in the truth.
“A CNN employee was filmed discussing the Defendant’s coverage of the 2020 presidential election,” the letter continued. “The employee boasted that CNN helped to defeat President Trump in the 2020 election and called the Defendant, his employer, ‘propaganda.’ Id.: ‘Look at what we did, we got Trump out…I am 100% going to say it. And I 100% believe it that if it wasn’t for CNN, I don’t know that Trump would have got voted out.’”
The letter of intent outlined CNN’s attempts to malign Trump as a liar — such as likening the former president to Nazis and Communists while calling Trump’s election integrity concerns baseless, and more.
The letter concluded by demanding retractions and a “cease and desist” of current coverage which suggests the former president is “lying,” when he refers to the legitimacy and security of the 2020 election.
“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 document read.
It seems Trump pursuing legal action against CNN may finally reel in the propaganda machine’s overtly biased news coverage — while also serving as a blow to the left-leaning media conglomerates that seek to keep people mindless, docile, and forever in the dark.
You Can Follow Sterling on Twitter Here