Trump claims America is turning Communist as he blasts ‘total censorship’ after his interview with daughter-in-law Lara was removed by Facebook and says Twitter is ‘very boring’ without him
- Donald Trump spoke to cable channel Real America’s Voice on Thursday
- The former president told how his interview with Lara Trump was blocked
- Facebook on Tuesday evening removed the clip, shortly after it aired
- Lara Trump said Facebook told her it was taken down because it featured Trump
- The former president said it showed the U.S. was becoming Communist
- He said it showed a grave level of censorship and repression of press freedom
- The 74-year-old said Twitter had become ‘boring’ since he was blocked
- He has frequently floated the idea of launching his own rival social media site
Donald Trump on Thursday night warned that the United States was becoming ‘a Communist country’ with strong censorship rules after his interview on Tuesday with daughter-in-law Lara was taken down by Facebook.
The former president spoke to cable channel Real America’s Voice, and criticized Facebook’s decision to take down his interview.
Lara Trump spoke to him on Tuesday, for her podcast. When she posted a video clip of their interview on Facebook, she received an email stating: ‘We are reaching out to let you know that we removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook page that featured President Trump speaking.
‘In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts.’
Trump, 74, said it was shocking.
‘What is happening in this country, nobody ever thought it would happen,’ he said. ‘It’s total censorship.
Donald Trump spoke to Dr Gina Loudon of Real America’s Voice on Thursday night
Trump’s interview with his daughter-in-law Lara was taken down by Facebook on Tuesday
‘You make a statement and if they don’t like it – about the election, or medical issues, or about Hunter Biden – they go crazy.’
Trump said that the lack of debate was disappointing.
‘In the old days, you make a statement, they make a statement, you fight, you pick the winner,’ he said.
And he said Facebook was acting to censor free speech.
‘That’s a Communist country,’ he said.
‘You’d fight – now there is no fight. They take it down.’
The former president spoke to Loudon, co-chair of Women for Trump 2020, on Thursday
Speaking from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, Trump said that the political right needed to be tougher in combatting censorship, and in putting on a united front.
‘The right, or the conservatives, they don’t fight the same way,’ he said.
‘The radical left is meaner and tougher.
‘They don’t have Mitt Romney or little Ben Sasse or any of that crap. They stick together.’
Trump complained that Facebook was not acting fairly.
He said that material damaging to Joe Biden, concerning his businessman son Hunter, was removed, yet content beneficial to him such as the interview with his daughter-in-law was not permitted.
The former president has been banned from most social media networks since January, when they judged that his risk of inciting further violence after the January 6 Capitol insurrection was too great.
He said that Twitter was ‘very boring’ without him, and mused about a possible boycott of the site by his followers.
Trump has long toyed with the idea of launching his own social media channel.
He concluded, however, that issuing his own press statements – which he does on a regular basis – was a more ‘elegant’ way of communicating than Twitter, and said he was satisfied with it.
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