Trump Wants to Be Able to Sue Journalists Who Write Things He Doesn’t Like
(COMMONDREAMS) — During comments to the press at the opening of a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced that among his administration’s top priorities in the coming year would be taking a closer look at the nation’s libel laws, a suggestion that drew immediate howls from critics and legal experts who say the president has no business trying to silence those who criticize or speak out against elected government officials.
“We’re going to be taking a look at our nation’s libel laws,” Trump said, “so that when someone says something that is false and defamatory about someone that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts.”
Trump promises “to take a strong look at our country’s libel laws,” calling the current laws “a sham and a disgrace, and do not represent American values.” (via ABC) pic.twitter.com/5tspV2mfMW
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