Trumping Freedom of Speech

by Bob Bauman
The Sovereign Investor

At a political rally on February 19 in Fort Worth, Texas, Donald Trump repeated what has become his standard tirade against newspapers that have dared to criticize him.

But this time Trump took a radically different turn, suggesting that as president he will change libel laws so that anti-Trump newspapers could be sued for what he considers “false” and “negative” reporting or opinions.

Said he: “We’re going to open up libel laws, and we’re going to have people sue you like you’ve never got sued before … If I become president, oh do they have problems. They’re going to have such problems.”

Pause for a moment and seriously consider what Mr. Trump advocates.

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