More than a week after Donald Trump threatened to sue CNN, the former US president is asking followers on his email list to contribute money to help him fight his lawsuit against the outlet.
Trump said late last month that he would sue CNN and “other media outlets” for dismissing allegations of voter fraud against him.
In a 282-page letter that the former US president’s attorney sent to CNN chief Chris Licht last month, the litigant argued that the cable television network defamed Trump, calling him a liar for his baseless accusations of voter fraud and “constantly fueled a narrative denouncing the legitimacy and competence of President Trump.”
The letter includes collections of articles and on-air reports that Trump believes are false and libelous.
“CNN reporting, both before and after the election, consistently fed a narrative denouncing the legitimacy and competence of President Trump,” the letter states.
“I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit for their repeated defamatory statements against me,” Trump said in a statement from his Save America political action committee.
He also stated that he was going to “bring action against other media outlets that have defamed me and defrauded the public in connection with the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 election.”
Now, in a new fundraising email sent by the former president, it is reported that he has asked his “best and most dedicated supporters” to add his name to “stand with me in my impending CNN Fake News LAWSUIT.” ”.
“Add your name IMMEDIATELY to show your support for my upcoming lawsuit against CNN fake news,” read the email titled “Let’s Sue CNN,” with a link to a donation page, according to The Daily Beast.
“I am going to review the names of the first 45 patriots who added their names to publicly support their President AGAINST CNN,” read a second email, sent hours later to supporters on his email list.
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