Trump: 'We Are Going to Take a Strong Look at Our Country's Libel Laws'
President Donald Trump said at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday his administration will review the nation’s libel laws, calling the current laws "a sham and a disgrace."
"We are going to take a strong look at our country's libel laws, so that when somebody says something that is false and defamatory about someone, that person will have meaningful recourse in our courts," Trump said.
He said the current laws do not represent American values, such as fairness.
“So we're going to take a strong look at that," Trump said. "We want fairness. You can’t say things that are knowingly false and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account."
"I think what the American people want to see is fairness.”
This comes after the release of a controversial tell-all book about Trump's first months in the White House.
Trump has taken aim at "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" and author Michael Wolff, calling the book "boring and untruthful" and declaring that Wolff is a "totally discredited author."
Michael Wolff is a total loser who made up stories in order to sell this really boring and untruthful book. He used Sloppy Steve Bannon, who cried when he got fired and begged for his job. Now Sloppy Steve has been dumped like a dog by almost everyone. Too bad! https://t.co/mEeUhk5ZV9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2018
I’ve had to put up with the Fake News from the first day I announced that I would be running for President. Now I have to put up with a Fake Book, written by a totally discredited author. Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well. So will I!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2018
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