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Trump Sues CNN for Defamation, Saying Network Fears He’ll Run in 2024

  • Former president seeking at least $475 million in damages
  • CNN falsely labeled Trump as ‘insurrectionist,’ lawsuit says
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Former President Donald Trump sued CNN for defamation, accusing the network of smearing him -- including with frequent comparisons to Adolf Hitler -- to undermine a potential run for re-election in 2024.

CNN has tainted Trump’s image by using “ever-more scandalous” labels to describe him in broadcasts, including “racist,” “Russian lackey,” and “insurrectionist,” culminating in false comparisons to the late Nazi leader, according to a suit filed Monday in federal court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.