Former President Donald Trump, who sued CNN for defamation early this week, said in an interview on Wednesday that the media should prove his allegations about the 2020 presidential election being rigged are false.
"They'll say whatever comes to mind. They talk about the big lie. I said, well prove the big lie. The big lie is not a big lie at all. The big lie is the opposite,” said Trump.
“All the stats—we have everything. Unfortunately, we haven’t had judges that want to look at it. They don’t want to change elections.”
"And so we sued CNN for a lot of money and we'll see how that goes. I think it should go very well," Trump said.
The 29-page lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, accuses CNN of having “sought to use its massive influence—purportedly as a ‘trusted’ news source” to defame Trump “for the purpose of defeating him politically.”
“CNN has been given the dreaded ‘Pants on Fire!’ designation by PolitiFact for its stories comparing Trump to Hitler," said the attorneys.
Trump's attorneys said that “[o]ne of the most pervasive associations between [Trump] and Hitler that CNN has employed is its use of the term the ‘Big Lie’ in relation to the Plaintiff’s stated concerns about the integrity of the election process for the 2020 presidential election.”
According to a footnote on the lawsuit, Trump's lawyers had earlier contacted CNN in July with a notice of soon-to-be litigation and had requested that the media stop referring to Trump's comments on the 2020 elections as "lies." However, CNN declined his request and said: “You have not identified a single false or defamatory statement in your letter.”
CNN hasn't responded to The Epoch Times' earlier requests for comments and the media has yet to offer any public statement on Trump's recent lawsuit.