Courtesy of Right Wing Watch:
At a rally today in Texas, Donald Trump said that if elected president, he would push to significantly change libel laws so he and others can sue journalists who write stories he finds “dishonest,” apparently not concerned with the Constitution’s First Amendment protections of free speech and the freedom of the press.
Trump told his supporters, who have become notorious for threatening journalists and demonstrators, that he intends to “open up the libel laws” in order to file lawsuits against reporters — particularly from the Washington Post and the New York Times — and “win money.”
“One of the things I’m going to do if I win, and I hope I do and we’re certainly leading, is I’m going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposefully negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money,” Trump said. “We’re going to open up those libel laws.”
Gee I wonder if this law will be made retroactive so that President Obama can go back and sue the crap out of Fox News for all of the outright lies they told about him during his presidency?
Clearly Trump neither understands nor respects what makes this country great.
The very idea that he would threaten our first amendment rights simply because he is too thin skinned to deal with a little criticism is pathetic.
What a fucking crybaby!
In fact Trump is so pathetic that none other than Mitch McConnnell is threatening to not only pull Republican support away from him but to even help Hillary Clinton defeat him in the general:
While still hopeful that Mr. Rubio might prevail, Mr. McConnell has begun preparing senators for the prospect of a Trump nomination, assuring them that, if it threatened to harm them in the general election, they could run negative ads about Mr. Trump to create space between him and Republican senators seeking re-election. Mr. McConnell has raised the possibility of treating Mr. Trump’s loss as a given and describing a Republican Senate to voters as a necessary check on a President Hillary Clinton, according to senators at the lunches.
Still think Donald Trump has a chance against Hillary?