We have been witness to Donald Trump’s hostility toward anyone who is at all critical of him, even if it is only to the extent of asking him questions, or accurately quoting him. This has morphed into something more with reports that the live feed cables from MSNBC and CNN were tampered with during a Trump event.
More ominously, Donald Trump wants to be able to take legal action against those he thinks are unkind in their reporting. Friday in Texas, Trump revealed his utter disdain for the First Amendment’s freedom of the press, proclaiming that he’s “gonna open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money.”
He complained to the crowd, as he sold them his own pack of lies, “I think the media is among the most dishonest groups of people I’ve ever met. They’re terrible.”
That’s some claim coming from one of the 21st century’s foremost liars. The solution to people reporting unwelcome facts about him, Trump says, is to tear up the First Amendment and start suing the media silly. This claim earned him thunderous applause. Nobody hates critics of Donald Trump more than Donald Trump than his cultists.
Watch the relevant portion of Trump’s speech courtesy of People for the American Way:
Now he has banned the Washington Post from access to his campaign. What a pussy!