Trump Vows to Use Libel Laws to Take on Media as President

Friday at a rally in Fort Worth, TX, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump explained how he was going to take on the “dishonest media” if elected president.

Trump vowed to use libel laws and sue them “like you never got sued before.”

Trump said, “I tell you what, I think the media is among the most dishonest groups of people I’ve ever met. The New York Times, which is is losing a fortune, which is not going to be around much longer, although someone will probably buy it, I think it’s the worst media I’ve ever seen in my entire life. The worst. They have the worst agenda. You would not believe. And they’re totally incompetent. I have respect for Jeff Bezos. He bought The Washington Post to have political influence — we have a different country than we used to have. We have a different –he owns Amazon. He wants political influence so that Amazon will benefit from it. That’s not right. and believe me, if I become president, oh, do they have problems. They’re going to have such problems.”

“And one of the things I’m going to do, and this is only going to make it tougher for me — and I’ve never said this before, but one of the things I’m going to do if I win, and I hope I do, and we’re certainly getting there, I’m going to open up the libel laws so when they write horrible and negative and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money,” he continued. “We’re going to open up those libel laws, so that when The New York Times writes a hit piece which is a total disgrace, or when The Washington Post, which is there for other reasons, writes a hit piece, we can sue them and win money instead of having no chance of winning because they’re totally protected. You see? With me they’re not protected, because I’m not like other people, but I’m not taking money. I’m not taking their money. So we can put up those libel laws and we’ll have people sue you like you never got sued before.”

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