Trump Says Administration Will Examine Strengthening US Libel Laws

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No lawsuit has been filed. But one of Trump's other attorneys, Michael Cohen, filed a separate suit against BuzzFeed on Tuesday over the site's publication of the Russian Federation dossier previous year. They defended the accuracy of the book.

The comments are Trump's latest response to the book "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House", which has engulfed his administration in controversy in the first days of the new year.

Mr. Harder's letter demanded that the publisher, Henry Holt and Company, withdraw the book from stores and apologize; the publisher responded by moving up the book's release date and increasing its first print run to one million copies, from 150,000.

Trump and the White House have described the book as a work of fiction.

"I had not seen him get this angry about a book since he finished 'The Monster at the End of This Book, '" Colbert said, referring to the popular children's book. "Can't say things that are false, knowingly false, and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account". "We're in the position to report facts here, all of that about libel laws, that was just a word salad of nothingness", Smith said of Trump's remarks.

Prior to a meeting on Wednesday with his Cabinet, Donald Trump allowed cameras into the White House and made a few remarks that landed in the headlines.

"This is something every American's concerned about, and that is, strengthening libel laws to punish those who publish unflattering books about you", "Live" host Jimmy Kimmel said during his opening monologue Wednesday. "If somebody says something that's totally false and knowingly false, that the person that has been abused, defamed, libeled will have meaningful recourse".

"Hopefully", Mr. Trump said, " it will lead to success for the world - not just for our country, but for the world. Trump refuted that claim last week. He taunted the television reporters in the room, saying they were dependent on his activities for ratings.

She saved her real ire, however, for Republican leaders who have been sitting on their hands while Trump continues to alienate and anger black voters. "You're all out of business". He claimed that network news anchors were complementary of his handling of the meeting - even sending Trump letters telling him so - before network bosses weighed in. Trump better grow some thicker skin.