Trump Promises to Loosen Libel Laws So It’ll Be Easier for Him to Sue Newspapers

trump 1aDonald Trump went after the First Amendment during his Texas rally today, literally saying he would, as president, loosen libel laws to make it easier to go after news outlets that write nasty things about him.

After trashing The New York Times and The Washington Post for writing negative reports about him, Trump said, “If I become president, oh, do they have problems.”

And he continued:

“One of the things I’m gonna do, and this is only gonna make it tougher for me, and I’ve never said this before, but one of the things I’m gonna do if I win… is I’m gonna open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money. We’re gonna open up those libel laws.”

Yes, Donald Trump openly said he wants to loosen libel laws so it’s easier for him to go after media outlets that report negative things about him.

He cried, “With me, they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people… We’re gonna open up those libel laws, folks, and we’re gonna have people sue you like you never get sued before.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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