Trump suing CNN as he claims defamation – and seeks $475m in damages

Donald Trump is suing CNN for defamation, seeking $475m (£420m) in punitive damages claiming the network had carried out a “campaign of libel and slander” against him.

The former US president, 76, says in his lawsuit that CNN had used its considerable influence as a leading news organisation to defeat him politically.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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