More than a week after Donald Trump threatened to sue CNN, the former US president is asking supporters on his mailing list to contribute money to help him fight his lawsuit against the channel.
Trump said late last month that he would sue CNN and “other media” for rejecting allegations of voter fraud.
In a 282-page letter sent by the former US president’s lawyer to CNN President Chris Licht last month, the lawyer argued that the cable network had defamed Mr Trump, calling him a liar because of his unsubstantiated allegations of voter fraud and “consistently fueling a narrative denouncing President Trump’s legitimacy. and its efficiency.”
The letter includes collections of articles and on-air reports that Mr. Trump alleges are false and defamatory.
“CNN’s reporting, before and after the election, has consistently fueled a narrative that has decried President Trump’s legitimacy and competence.” I noticed the message.
“I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,” Trump said in a statement from his Save America Political Action Committee.
He also said that he would also “initiate actions against other media outlets that have defamed me and occupied the public regarding irrefutable evidence of fraud during the 2020 elections.”
Now, in a new fundraising email sent by the former president, he is said to have called on his “best and most dedicated supporters” to add their names to “Stand with me at the impending LAWSUIT against CNN Fake News.”
“Immediately add your name to show your support for my upcoming lawsuit against Fake News CNN,” notes the email titled “Let’s SUE CNN,” which links to the donations page, according to The Daily Beast.
A second email, sent hours later to his supporters on his email list, reportedly said, “I will be researching the names of the first 45 Patriots who added their names to publicly stand with their president against CNN.”
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