During Trump’s victory lap on Friday during the same rally in which he celebrated the endorsement from failed candidate Chris Christie, Trump said the most dangerous thing to come from his lips yet: If I am president, the freedom of the press will be no more.

To a room full of cheers, Trump proclaimed that he would loosen up libel laws so that when a news organization like the New York Times is critical of the candidate, he would be able to win a suit against them for “lots of money.”

The fact that people supported and cheered for this clear constitutional violation is terrifying. This is getting real, and all of those times we referred to Trump as a fascist are sounding particularly relevant now.

Trump Actually Seriously Suggests Suing Newspapers Who Are Neg…Donald J. Trump wants to change the laws so the media can’t say negative things about him

Posted by NowThis Election on Friday, February 26, 2016

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com