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Burned by book, Trump takes issue with nation's libel laws


January 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he's going to be taking "a strong look at our country's libel laws," blasting the current standards as "a sham and a disgrace."

Speaking during a Cabinet meeting Wednesday, Trump said that people shouldn't be able to say things that are false and then "smile as money pours into your bank account."

"Our current libel laws are a sham and a disgrace, and do not represent American values or American fairness," he said. "We're going to take a very, very strong look at that. And I think what the American people want to see is fairness."

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