What a colossal joke:
Trump on the media: "I'm gonna open up the libel laws so that … when they write hit pieces, we can sue them, and they can lose money."
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) February 26, 2016
Trump: "We're going to open up those libel laws so when the NYT writes a hit piece we can sue them and win lots of money"
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) February 26, 2016
Trump threatening news outlets: "We're gonna open up those libel laws folks and we're gonna sue you like you've never been sued before."
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) February 26, 2016
So, will the media finally take away that free platform they’ve been giving Trump for months?
The media could easily combat this by not covering him 24 hours a day. https://t.co/d5VqTIC7CF
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 26, 2016
And yet the cable news nets are giving him — and none of his competitors — wall-to-wall coverage… https://t.co/FZoqDAWzmb
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) February 26, 2016
@mckaycoppins maybe they should just stop covering him altogether. Make everyone happy and he'd have to finally pay for tv time.
— Kalani is Bae (@LBitter) February 26, 2016
Being anti-political-correctness, but also pro-broader-defamation-suits, is freakishly incoherent.
— Popehat (@Popehat) February 26, 2016
A concise description of Trumpism. https://t.co/2Aip4uhV7p
— Drew McCoy (@DrewMTips) February 26, 2016
Crazy old man unhinged. https://t.co/uzIPkzeljO
— Matthew (@Matthops82) February 26, 2016
— Walter Olson (@walterolson) February 26, 2016
@mckaycoppins Oh cool, now he's down with squashing freedom of the press. What won't that wacky Trump say next?
— MenRec (@rustyweiss74) February 26, 2016
Total thug. Just like his idol Putin. https://t.co/hPQQ1tti2x
— Conn Carroll (@conncarroll) February 26, 2016
Are the media OK with this? Are Americans?
"So this is how Liberty dies, with thunderous applause?" https://t.co/bhrrqYXdgi
— Passive Ingenuity (@ShaneWright22) February 26, 2016
.@4danlopez This tells you something about our electorate – we're becoming increasingly unworthy of the freedoms we enjoy.
— Alan Chauvin (@Not4Chau) February 26, 2016
Editor’s note: The title has been amended to reflect the added video.