Trump would like to take a stronger look at the libel laws on his 2018 agenda. What Trump wants is to have a state-run media. He, also, obviously wants to sue all those “fake news” folks. You know, the ones he rants and rages about constantly like a spoiled brat “child-in-chief”.
President Trump repeated a pledge to change the nation's libel laws to make it easier for people to sue news organizations https://t.co/jL3pLk6RFf
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 10, 2018
First off, this ignoramus is playing with fire…and fury here (pun intended, couldn’t help it). He is just throwing the Constitution out the window. He is playing with our free speech (a.k.a. the First Amendment). By the way, the media is included in that free speech First Amendment. For some reason, Trump thinks he’s going to solve his fake news problem by strengthening the libel laws…Wrong!
Trump: “We’re going to look at Libel Laws so when somebody says something false and defamatory it will have meaningful recourse in the courts.”
1st Amendment speech is protected but this would backfire anyway. Nobody says more FALSE and DEFAMATORY things about people than Trump.
— Ryan Knight, PROUD RESISTER ? (@ProudResister) January 10, 2018
Trump doesn’t understand that the “purposeful lying” pendulum shifts both ways. Didn’t he say Obama wasn’t born here? In addition, didn’t he accuse the Obama admin of bugging his hotel room? Trump, himself, would be swamped with lawsuits sure to all of his purposeful lying. It would actually be rather entertaining if it were to happen. Twitter agrees:
Donald Trump saying he wants to take a strong look at libel laws so people cannot say false things is as ridiculous as Melania’s anti-bullying campaign and OJ’s hunt for the real killers combined.
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) January 10, 2018
A trio of hot messes right there.
In a landmark case in 1964, the Supreme Court determined that the First Amendment strictly limited libel suits by public figures like Trump.
He is calling for us to roll back First Amendment protections. https://t.co/RFbMR8cx0S
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) January 6, 2018
Um…BOOM! Even if he does look into strengthening the libel laws, the supreme court already dealt with this bullcrap in 1964. Good luck there Trump buddy.
For the record…
This is the **FIRST CABINET MEETING OF THE YEAR.**
To discuss the PRIORITIES OF THE ADMINISTRATION.
TRUMP'S PRIORITY IS HIS COVERAGE and LIBEL LAWS.
— Cyrus Toulabi (@CyrusToulabi) January 10, 2018
Excellent point. We, now, get to see where his priorities are at. Nevermind, first the ravaging fires and now the devastating mudslides in California. Nevermind, Puerto Rico and the fact that they still need basic human necessities (like food, water, housing, and electricity just to name a few). Nevermind, the unbelievable way that the government is ignoring Flint and how they do not have clean water yet. Nevermind, the fact that he has single-handedly made a plethora of the world leaders either angry with us, frustrated with our inability to be a global team player or just the constantly antagonistic superior way he speaks to them and about them. Just never mind any of that.
Trump stated today he wants to take a look at libel laws because “people” are making money off of lies. He’s referring to @MichaelWolffNYC book “Fire and Fury”. Just because the truth hurts, doesn’t make it fake. But it isn’t trumps fault, he can only read this book.? pic.twitter.com/K4ywWCzIxD
— SCROTUS (@_NotFakeNews_) January 10, 2018
Statement of the day, “Just because the truth hurts, doesn’t make it false.”
Trump, Put your big boy pants on and grow up. This is an American right that we have, this freedom of speech. Whether it be lies, truth, sarcasm, jokes, or anything of the such, it is ALL legal. Call the wambulance because this is going nowhere.