Donald Trump Says If Elected He Will Change Libel Laws to Have Media Sued and ‘Win Lots of Money’

February 26, 2016 Updated: February 26, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says that if he’s elected president, American newspapers should watch out.

Trump said at a campaign rally in Fort Worth, Texas, that he wants to make it easier to file lawsuits against newspapers over what they report.

He says that if he’s elected, he will “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.”

We are going to have people sue you like you’ve never been sued before.
— Donald Trump

He adds, “If I become president, oh, do they have problems.”

“We are going to have people sue you like you’ve never been sued before,” he said.

Trump specifically went after The New York Times accusing the newspaper of writing “hit pieces.”

“I think the New York Times is one of the most dishonest media outlets I’ve seen in my life.”

Jeff Bezos

He also had a message for Amazon founder and owner of the Washington Post.

“I have respect for Jeff Bezos, but he bought the Washington Post to have political influence,” Trump said.

“He owns Amazon, he wants political influence, so that Amazon will benefit from it.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.