Trump Argues Current US Libel Laws Do Not Represent American Values

President Trump was neither qualified nor prepared to become the 45th President of the United States. That is a harsh reality that Americans are reminded of on a daily basis. Unfortunately for Trump, Michael Wolff confirmed that fact in his best selling new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. In the book, Wolff describes a chaotic administration run by a leader that many staffers have serious doubts about.

While Trump claims the book is “full of lies,” and a total fabrication, Wolff claims he has no ill will toward the President and reported what he heard objectively. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders echoed the President sentiments and also denied the allegations in the book. However, Wolff stands by his research and claims he interviewed over 200 people while writing his book.

Nonetheless, being that Trump has no regard for the First Amendment of the Consitution, the President blasted America’s current libel laws, arguing that the laws are “a sham and a disgrace.”

Trump went on to say that he wants to take “strong look” at these laws because they “do not represent American values and American fairness.” The President explained that he wants people who are “abused” by libel to have “meaningful recourse in our courts.”

Trump explained to reporters that the current laws against libel were “weak.” “If they were strong, it would be very helpful. You wouldn’t have things like that happen where you can say whatever comes to your head,” he insisted.

Libel laws? Really, Trump? There are so many other more important things the President should be looking into besides libel laws, such as avoiding another government shutdown.  How sad is it that we have a President who is sensitive enough to feel “abused” by words in a book?