Former President Trump is threatening to sue CNN for “defamatory statements.”
Trump emailed the “notice of intent to bring civil action for defamation” letter Wednesday along with a statement.
“I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,” Trump said in a statement.
“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!” Trump added.
The 282-page letter touches on the 2016 and 2020 presidential election coverage as well as CNN’s “rush to label President Trump a liar.”
“CNN repeatedly allowed for assertions that President Trump was illegitimately elected to go largely unchallenged, including statements made by Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Jimmy Carter, Jerry Nadler, John Lewis, Dianne Feinstein, Marcia Fudge, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” the letter reads in part.
The letter was emailed to CNN’s CEO, Chris Licht, and its EVP and general counsel, David Vigilante, last Thursday.
National radio host and best-selling author Todd Starnes responded in a tweet.
JUST IN: Trump announces plan to sue CNN. Get ready for TNN – Trump News Network!— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) July 27, 2022
“Trump announces plan to sue CNN. Get ready for TNN – Trump News Network!” Starnes declared.