Trump's no-hope CNN lawsuit has nothing to do with the law
Former President Donald Trump is suing CNN for defamation and demanding $475 million in damages. His lawsuit has nothing to do with the law. Instead, it helps Trump mobilize his supporters as he looks toward a 2024 presidential run. For a few million dollars in legal fees, Trump has gained media attention while bolstering his political narrative of fighting media bias and elites.
Again, however, this lawsuit isn't about remedy under the law.
Trump's lawsuit takes particular issue with numerous CNN personalities who have compared him to Adolf Hitler. The...