Trump Would 'Absolutely...Open Up the Libel Laws' So 'A Person Like Me...Can Bring Lawsuits'

By Susan Jones | February 29, 2016 | 6:36 AM EST

In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 photo, Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

(CNSNews.com) - Donald Trump says it's "very unfair" that the The New York Times can write a false story and not be sued for damages and a correction.

"All I want is fairness," Trump told "Fox News Sunday." "So I would absolutely work to open up the libel laws so that if you write something wrong -- I want everybody to write whatever they want to write. But if you write something that's wrong and at least knowingly wrong, but wrong -- a person like me and other people can bring lawsuits.

On Friday, Trump said, "We're going to open up those libel laws," so he can sue media outlets "and win lots of money" when they "write purposely  negative an horrible and false articles.

"Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace asked Trump about his comments on Friday, that he would "open up those libel laws," so he can sue media outlets "and win lots of money" when they "write purposely  negative an horrible and false articles."

Wallace asked Trump, "Is that really the kind of president you will be, if you don't like an article, you're going to sue a newspaper or a network and tie them up in litigation?"

Trump responded, "Well, in England, I can tell you it's very much different and very much easier. I think it's very unfair when "The New York Times" can write a story that they know is false, that they virtually told me they know it's false and I say, why don't you pull the story, and they say, we're not going to do that, because they can't basically be sued. And you can't be sued because can you say anything you want and that's not fair.

"All I want is fairness. So, I would absolutely work to open up the libel laws so that if you write something wrong, I want everybody to write whatever they want to write. But if you write something that's wrong and at least knowingly wrong but wrong, a person like me and other people can bring lawsuits to have it corrected and to get damage.

In that same interview, Wallace asked Trump why he has refused to release ay of his tax returns.

"The tax returns have -- are being audited," Trump said. "I've been audited for many, many years. It is very, very unfair. I don't know why, but for some reason, the IRS audits me virtually every year."

"But can you tell us what your gross income is?" Wallace asked.

"I think it's very unfair. I've been singled out," Trump repeated, still answering the earlier question.

"Can you tell us what the gross income is...for 2014," Wallace tried again.

"I've been singled out--" Trump repeated.

"Can you tell us what your effective tax rate is? And can you give us a sense of how much you gave to charity?" Wallace asked.

"Here's what you do -- go down to the Federal Elections Commission and take out my financial disclosure forms," Trump said.

"And I put down over 100 pages of investments and deals and everything else. I have full disclosure." (Trump complained about one of his rivals failing to disclose a low-interest loan from an investment bank.)

"As far as taxes are concerned," Trump started to say -- when Wallace cut him off to get in two more questions.