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It’s been more than a week since former President Donald Trump pledged to file a lawsuit against CNN.
Yet instead of filing court papers, Trump appears to be more concerned about begging supporters to send money to “support” the so far non-existent legal action.
“I call on my best and most dedicated supporters to add their names in support of me in my impending TRIAL against Fake News CNN,” a new fundraising email from the ex-president said on Friday.
“Add your name IMMEDIATELY to show your support for my upcoming lawsuit against Fake News CNN,” the post read, linking to a donation page.
This email titled “Let’s SUE CNN” was one of two CNN-inspired fundraising emails sent Friday.
A second email sent hours later struck a similar urgent tune and said, “I will be reviewing the names of the first 45 Patriots who have added their names to publicly stand with their President AGAINST CNN.”
Last Wednesday, the former president threatened to sue the cable network and sent CNN General Counsel David Vigilante and CNN executive Chris Licht a letter titled “Notice of Intention to File a civil action for defamation”.
“Disregarding President Trump’s sincere belief in his statements, CNN has published numerous articles calling him a ‘liar’ and purveyor of the ‘big lie,'” Trump’s legal letter to CNN said.
The ex-president touting a possible lawsuit against CNN comes as the Republican National Committee says it will stop paying Trump’s legal bills when he declares his candidacy for president.
Neither CNN nor a Trump spokesperson returned The Daily Beast’s request for comment Friday night.
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