The corporate-controlled media has been out to destroy Donald Trump from the moment he rode down the Trump Tower escalator to announce his candidacy for President in 2015.
CNN led charge, continuously pushing countless claims and narratives about the former President that have been proven false.
But now Donald Trump just issued an ultimatum to CNN that may lead to the Supreme Court.
“Repeated defamatory statements”
According to reports, lawyers for former President Donald Trump have officially filed a Notice of Intent against CNN, ordering the network to “publish a full and fair correction, apology, or retraction” regarding alleged “false statements” made about him.
And if CNN fails to comply, Trump will sue them and seek damages for “repeated defamatory statements.”
“Failure to publish such a correction, apology, or retraction will result in the filing of a lawsuit and damages being sought against you, CNN,” the Notice of Intent read.
Of course, Donald Trump doesn’t do anything halfway – for better or worse, no matter the direction he takes, he’s always all-in.
So as the added cherry on top, the former President also made clear that CNN is just the first, not the last corporate-controlled media outlet he will be suing.
“I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,” Trump said. “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!” he concluded.
This wasn’t just a blanket statement issued by Donald Trump, though.
It actually went through and outlined various examples of the misinformation, lies, and outright slander pushed by CNN alone against the former President.
CNN’s “Big Lie(s)”
In the notice, lawyers for Trump say CNN allowed claims that he was not “legitimately elected” in the 2016 election to go unchallenged, allowing them to become the prevailing media narrative.
But the bulk of the issues raised by the notice revolve around the 2020 Presidential election, and CNN’s role in feeding a narrative to defame Trump’s character before and after the election.
Namely, the document stated that CNN labeled Trump a “liar,” even comparing him to Adolf Hitler and Communist leaders, by calling his claims of election fraud “The Big Lie” – a phrase which the Trump team points out has been used by CNN over 7,700 times since January 2021.
“In this instance, President Trump’s comments are not lies: He subjectively believes that the results of the 2020 Presidential election turned on fraudulent voting activity in several key states,” the notice reads.
The Trump team also argued that Trump’s claims about election fraud are, in reality, legitimate because the True the Vote organization reported they had found evidence of illegal and fraudulent votes in key battleground states, like Georgia and Arizona.
Of course, everything is “alleged” in this instance – but it’s pretty clear that most Americans know what really happened.
It’s rather obvious what corporate-controlled media outlets, like CNN, are going for when they publish headlines like “Trump’s growing recklessness is a ticking time bomb,” “Trump’s Jan 6 plot appears darker and more dangerous by the day,” and “Trump’s Mental Health becomes an issue again.”
Nevertheless, as American law currently stands, it’s nearly impossible for a public figure to successfully sue a corporate-controlled media outlet for defamation or slander, even when the evidence is clear.
On top of that, the laws are set up in a way that if Trump does, in fact, sue CNN and a judge rules in CNN’s favor, Trump would have to pay CNN’s lawyer fees, making it standard practice for media outlets to lawyer up as if they’re going to war in these situations, knowing they probably won’t have to pay for it.
But on the off chance that Donald Trump could successfully sue CNN under the current legal system, it would certainly break the back of one of the biggest contributors to the civil unrest America is experiencing.
Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy is currently in the process of suing Business Insider for publishing what he appears to have proven was a fabricated character assassination, and numerous others have also followed suit.
So it’s entirely possible that the reckoning the corporate-controlled media needs to face is coming – it’s just going to be a massive uphill battle.
US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.