Trump Suggests More Lawsuits Against Media For Expressing 'Wrong' Opinions - 2020-02-26
President Donald Trump doubled down on his campaign's decision to sue The New York Times for libel over an opinion piece Wednesday, claiming that the writer's opinion was "totally wrong" and that there will be more lawsuits coming.
At a news briefing Wednesday night, Brian Karem, Playboy magazine's White House correspondent and a CNN analyst, brought up the libel suit against the Times over a 2019 opinion article by Max Frankel, former executive editor of the Times. Karem asked the president: "Is it your opinion or is it your contention that if people have an opinion contrary to yours that they should be sued?"
"Well, when they get the opinion totally wrong, as The New York Times did, and, frankly, they've got a lot wrong over the last number of years," Trump said. "So we'll see how that, let that work its way through the courts."