Donald Trump has filed a defamation lawsuit against the media network CNN.
According to the lawsuit, Trump says CNN has carried out a “campaign of libel and slander” against him and used its considerable influence as a leading news organization to defeat him politically.
CNN, Trump’s lawsuit claims, has ramped up their efforts to defeat him and spread libelous information in recent months.
The lawsuit reads in part, “As a part of its concerted effort to tilt the political balance to the left, CNN has tried to taint the Plaintiff with a series of ever-more scandalous, false, and defamatory labels of ‘racist,’ ‘Russian lackey,’ ‘insurrectionist,’ and ultimately ‘Hitler.'”
CNN has not commented on the case.