WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said his administration is taking a look at the nation’s libel laws, calling the current laws “a sham and a disgrace.”
Trump said during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday that people shouldn’t be able to say things that are false and then “smile as money pours into your bank account.”
The laws should provide “meaningful recourse in our courts,” he said.
His comments came in the aftermath of publication of the book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.” Author Michael Wolff has drawn an unflattering portrait of the 45th president.
Trump has previously called the book a “work of fiction” and bemoaned the country’s “very weak” libel laws.