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Trump Attempts Social Media Return as he Ramps Up Bid for Presidency

Posted on Friday, January 20, 2023
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by Tammy Bruce
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Some good news seems to be on the horizon. Former president Donald Trump told Fox News Digital that his team is asking Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, to reverse their ban and allow him access to both social media platforms.

The New York Post obtained the letter sent by Trump campaign counsel to Meta leadership asking for the accounts to be unlocked. It read in part, “[W]e believe that the ban on President Trump’s account on Facebook has dramatically distorted and inhibited the public discourse. We also believe that a continued ban would basically constitute…a deliberate effort by a private company to silence Mr. Trump’s political voice. Moreover, every day that President Trump’s political voice remains silenced furthers an inappropriate interference in the American political and election process.” With all we know now, it’s clear this was and is the point of the ban.

Back in November, Elon Musk reinstated the Trump account on the Twitter platform. It was disappointing when, at the time, Trump and his representatives noted that he wasn’t interested in going back to Twitter, that his platform, Truth Social, would be his sole interest.

This was concerning as any campaign for the presidency must utilize all access to the American people, including being on Twitter and Facebook. His interest in returning to Facebook is a very good sign that he and his team understand the importance of being on those platforms especially for a man against whom legacy media will do all they can to limit or distort his message.

With the “Twitter Files” revelations, courtesy of Elon Musk’s commitment to transparency, we have begun to comprehend the extent of government collusion with the old regime at Twitter. It is now undeniable that the suppression of information, suspension of individuals, and censorship of ideas was not well-meaning or meant to help improve the American experience.

Part of what we’ve learned is many of the censorship decisions made by Big Tech were at the behest of the FBI and others with a partisan investment in controlling information and silencing political opponents. Naked political malevolence informed the Twitter censorship environment, and we should presume that the banning of then-President Donald Trump from Twitter and Facebook fit into that category.

Hopefully, with the GOP-led the House of Representatives planning to investigate the issue, we will learn the extent of the collusion between federal law-enforcement agencies and social media. This is not a shallow errand, but an investigation into what many argue was an effort to disrupt and even subvert an American election via control of social mass media.

When asked for his response to the Twitter Files revelations, Speaker of house Kevin McCarthy told Fox News, “We’re going to do more than just subpoena them. We’re going to change the course of where the FBI is today. Every day we learn something more…” Either we do it now, or it will never get done.

Holding the FBI and the bureaucratic establishment accountable for what they’ve done is key, and Trump returning to social media is one way the American people can be assured that malign political interference with our constitutional rights will no longer be tolerated.

Trump always had a special impact on social media due in large part to his transparency, policy ideas, and engaging the American people as his partners to bring our nation back to greatness and prosperity. Part of his 2016 campaign and his presidency was about elevating the forgotten man and woman. After just two years of the Biden administration, we have learned just how aggressive the Democrats and the establishment itself remain committed to squashing the voice and relevance of ordinary Americans.

No matter the pretexts they use, Trump’s influence and impact is the reason he was banned in the first place. With all that we have learned through the Twitter Files, it’s clear that action taken at the behest of the FBI and other allies of the Democrats was meant to punish a political opponent and destabilize the information flow to the American people. All of this is geared to keeping us in the dark and unable to assess information with clarity and transparency.

Trump’s other social media crime was his elevation of ordinary Americans by re-tweeting comments by regular Americans, promoting books by the well-known and by those just starting out, and linking to articles from a wide variety of sources beyond those approved by the establishment. Using social media, Trump brought the platforms back to their original promise: elevating the voices of the forgotten man and woman in real time. Elon Musk, thank goodness, is now continuing that mission.

The goal of the left has always been to isolate people, to keep us from gathering and participating in society, to make sure we do not find out that our opinions matter and that we are not alone. Their desperation is so great they have been reduced to smearing tens of millions of Americans as terrorists or bigots. Their effort to keep Trump from being able to reach the American people speaks to their commitment to strangling not just our freedom of expression but freedom itself. This is why Trump’s return to Twitter and Facebook matters—it’s a shout from the highest townhall mountains that we are a free society, that the voices of ordinary Americans and their defenders matter, and it serves as a blow to the tiny tyrants who are on a mission to “fundamentally transform” our country.

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Rhandi Miller
Rhandi Miller
1 year ago

He should be allowed back on FB and Instagram. My president always!

Sharon Ormsby
Sharon Ormsby
1 year ago

Yes, that stupid thing in Davos said the first thing was to take down all who disagreed with them. That’s why they don’t want Trump in the first place. All of those people aren’t elected for anything and shouldn’t be listened to at ALL! However, they are running the world. It’s a scary time we are living in.

Laura
Laura
1 year ago

Excellent article! Trump definitely needs to get back on as many social media platforms as possible. If he is limited to TruthSocial, he’s preaching to the choir. And as far as voting is concerned, the Lefties want the conservatives to think that their vote doesn’t count. That’s part of their plan. If we don’t vote, we’re defeated before we’ve even begun. Go Elon Musk!

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

Free speech is crucial. We need to hear/read the ideas that can form our future for the best outcome. Go, Elon, Come on Facebook!

LAH
LAH
1 year ago

Don’t forget Obama said his goal was to fundamentally changing America, Well look around, while they have been caught providing and holding them accountable will take time. All because of the bureaucracy of this administration and behind the scenes Obama.

Freedom USA
Freedom USA
1 year ago

Social media should stop banning people regardless of political affiliation. Fred speech is so important to how the nation functions.

Greg E
Greg E
1 year ago

Donald J Trump should be jailed and then deported and have all his money taken away.

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
1 year ago

Since I do not not partake in any of these worldwide talk-a-thons, I don’t care.
Also, whatever Trump states in these buffoonfests will be used to berate him.
Now, if Musk were running for pres ( idea ?) he would own his own social app.
Wait . Musk does.

BILL BROCK
BILL BROCK
1 year ago

PRESIDENT DONALD JOHN TRUMP IS THE GREATEST IN AMERICAN HISTORY!!! HE WILL WIN BACK THE WHITE HOUSE THAT WAS STOLEN FROM HIM IN ‘20 BY SCUMBAG BIDEN AND HIS DEM THUGS. THE BORDER WILL BE THE #1 ISSUE AND “PRESIDENT 45/47” WILL COMPLETE HIS BORDER WALL ONCE DENIED HIM BY LYING DEM DIRTBAGS AND THE WORTHLESS GOP WHO SHAMELESSLY TOSSED HIM OUT. SCREW DEMS! SCREW GOP! TRUMP AND MAGA ALL THE WAY IN ‘24!!!!!

William C Smith
William C Smith
1 year ago

Ever watch a house cat stalk a potential meal? It rarely announces its presence by making quick moves and loud noises. Some politicians should gain some insight by observing animals proficient at stalking prey and gaining the ultimate satisfaction.

Scott Kent
Scott Kent
1 year ago

The empire of Righteousness which freedom is apart of, is the heritage of God through Jesus Christ. We will stand and defend our covenant with our father for our people of which MAGA is all about.

Stan d. Upnow
Stan d. Upnow
1 year ago

And just where does McCarthy think all the committee investigations will lead? I’ll tell you —
straight to Merrick Garland’s partisan, corrupt DOJ, that’s where, and where it will end without anything further being done.

Matt Knighton
Matt Knighton
1 year ago

I certainly agree with the basic idea of this article, but personally I believe that Trump would serve the American people and the election process better if he would bow out of the 2024 Presidential race. He will only succeed in dividing the Republican Party and thus weaken the conservative bid. He’s endured much over the years, but we need a new face and fresh message in our country. So far, it seems that DeSantis could be that person.
Also, Nicki Haley should leave well enough alone.

Hal-
Hal-
1 year ago

The FBI has become so politically biased, it needs a Constitutional revamping. One good start is a term limits on the head of the FBI as well as a Constitutional provision that during his/her term of office, he/she cannot be removed/fired without a majority vote of supporting such action with both parties.in support of such action. I would suggest a term limit of 10 -15 years???

Bill on the Hill
Bill on the Hill
1 year ago

Thank you Tammy Bruce, always a pleasure reading your thoughts on AMAC News.
I will paste a sentence from this article that really stood out to me on a otherwise well written short story where peace & common sense are concerned with respect to President Trump, arguably the most influential US President in recent history that goes back well over 50 years if not all time…
” No matter the pretexts they use, Trump’s influence and impact is the reason he was banned in the first place.”
All the best,
Bill… :~)
PS: MAGA & AMERICA FIRST…

Bruce P
Bruce P
1 year ago

He would do a lot better in the public eye if he would just get a filter between his brain and his mouth. Most of what the average citizen hates him for is for things he’s said that didn’t even need to be said. He needs a coach to help him with his image. Best President in my lifetime, but way too many people hate even his name for him to be able to succeed now. Sad, because we need a man like him to take control.

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