Trump doubles down on promise to 'open up' libel laws
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GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans hold on to Arizona House seat Dems win majority in New York Senate, but won't control it Mulvaney to bankers: Campaign donations will help limit consumer bureau's power MORE on Sunday doubled down on his pledge last week to loosen libel laws to make it easier to sue news outlets.

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“I would absolutely work to open up the libel laws,” Trump said in a fiery interview with "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace.

Trump has faced a firestorm of criticism since his remarks Friday promising to “open up” libel laws. Some legal experts have noted that it would require a change to the Constitution, because the rights of news agencies have already been upheld by the Supreme Court.

When asked about a change to the Constitution, Trump did not respond. Instead, he cited British laws.

“In England, I can tell you it’s very much different and very much easier,” he said.

“I think it’s very unfair that The New York Times can write a story that it’s very much false, and they basically told me is false,” he said. “All I want is fairness.”