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Trump: Were Going to Take a Strong Look at Changing Libel Laws

President Trump declared Wednesday that current libel laws are a “sham and a disgrace,” and that his administration will explore changing them. The remark came while the president once more bemoaned Michael Wolff’s publication, Fire and Fury, which included bombshell reporting concerning Trump’s psychological state and claims from former top White House strategist Steve Bannon around members of the West Wing in the president’s orbit. “If someone says something that’s totally untrue and knowingly false, the individual that has been mistreated, defamed, libeled will have significant recourse,” Trump said. “You can not say things that are false or knowingly false and smile as money pours into your bank accounts.” He continued: “Our current libel laws are a sham and a disgrace and do not reflect American values or American fairness. So we are going to take a solid look at this.”

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