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Trump threatens CNN for a lawsuit

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

19th Oct, 2019. 07:59 am
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U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to sue the American news-based TV channel Cables News Network (CNN).

Lawyers have sent a letter to CNN in which they have been asked to pay the compensation as well. The letter was written on 16th October and was shown publicly yesterday. CNN was accused of running false advertisements by Donald Trump in the letter.

‘Substantial’ payments will be involved to cover the loss. This is the newest warning letter given to any media organization on its unjust media coverage from Trump since the beginning of his presidential campaign in 2016.

U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyer Charles Harder wrote the letter. It was mentioned in the letter that the present president has never been subjected to unjust, unethical, illegal and baseless attacks by so-called ‘mainstream’ media.

The U.S. President Donald Trump and his lawyers for re-election have given a warning of legal actions in the letter and has claimed that this news network runs advertisements itself. It was demanded by the executives to negotiate on a ‘suitable contract’ before this matter.

CNN spokesperson has said in an email, “this is nothing but a disappointing PR stunt and there is no reaction over it.” Rebecca Tushnet, a professor of false advertisement law in Harvard school of law, doubt that a lawsuit would ever be filed. She also said that there is no ‘merit’ of the letter’s legal argument.

Charles Harder has signed the letter and he had sent similar warnings to media organizations before on behalf of Trump. Harder had suggested Trump last year to take legal actions against the New York Times for an investigative reported related to his business empire and declare it an “extremely defamatory”.

Harder had also threatened an author Michael Wolff for a lawsuit against his book “Fire & Furry; inside the White House”. Trump was portrayed as an inactive president in that book.

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