Truth is an absolute defense to libel/slander claims, because one of the elements that must be proven in a defamation suit is falsity of the statement. CNN will attempt to convince the court that their reporting on the election outcome is true. Trump will need to prove that he really won the election but was denied the win because of fraud. Five bucks says Trump won't and can't. I know that CNN isn't too worried.
Notice that Trump's lawyers are familiar with Kierkegaard. They speak of Trump's "subjective belief", in other words an opinion without any supporting evidence or facts.
Trump notifies CNN of 'intent to file' defamation lawsuit regarding his unproven election claims
“I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,” Trump's statement said. “I will also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded the public regarding the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 election.”
In a letter dated July 21, 2022, and addressed to CNN's CEO Chris Licht and executive vice president and general counsel David Vigilante, lawyers for Trump cited numerous examples in which they maintain the former president was defamed.
“Accordingly, I hereby demand on behalf of President Donald Trump that CNN (1) immediately take down the false and defamatory publications, (2) immediately issue a full and fair retraction of the statements identified herein in as conspicuous a manner as they were originally published, and (3) immediately cease and desist from its continued use of ‘Big Lie’ and ‘lying’ when describing President Trump’s subjective belief regarding the integrity of the 2020 election,” the letter stated.