Though he has married — count ’em — not one, but two immigrants, word on the Left side of the aisle is that the Leader of the Free World hates people from foreign lands.
Apropos, some of a Blue mind may be shocked to know the President’s getting backing in his Ultimate Twitter War from none other than a Big-Leaguer south of the border.
And not just that, but its the place for which POTUS is supposedly filled with the most malignity.
As reported by The Daily Wire, none other than Mexico’s president has condemned social media corporations for swatting at Donald Trump with censorship and suspension.
On Twitter — yes, that’s correct — Andrés Manuel López Obrado fought the online power.
He made clear: Constriction of the Commander-in-Chief’s voice is unacceptable.
Obrado broke his foot off:
“I don’t like anybody being censored or taking away from the right to post a message on Twitter or Face(book). I don’t agree with that, I don’t accept that.”
Mexico’s main man asked: “How can you censor someone?”
In his view, Big Tech is enacting an Inquisition:
“‘Let’s see, I, as the judge of the Holy Inquisition, will punish you because I think what you’re saying is harmful.’”
Speaking of, you know you could use it about now:
Back to Andrés, he thinks the tech titans have gotten too big for their britches:
“Where is the law, where is the regulation, what are the norms? This is an issue of government, this is not an issue for private companies.”
“I don’t like anybody being censored or taking away from the the right to post a message on Twitter or Face(book). I don’t agree with that, I don’t accept that,” López Obrador said. https://t.co/neBzdZ0gv7
— FOX 32 News (@fox32news) January 8, 2021
As relayed by the Washington Examiner, in a press briefing Friday, presidential spokesman Jesús Ramírez further hit home the point:
“Facebook’s decision to silence the current leader of the United States calls for a debate on freedom of expression, the free exchange of information on the web, democracy and the role of the companies that administer [social] networks.”
Vladimir Putin’s opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, had a lot to say Saturday of the Twitterati.
“I think that the ban of Donald Trump on Twitter is an unacceptable act of censorship,” he wrote.
Alexei came at it with a bit of “What About,” managing some jabs at his competitor:
“Among the people who have Twitter accounts are cold-blooded murderers (Putin or Maduro)… For many years, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have been used as a base for Putin’s ‘troll factory’ and similar groups from other authoritarian countries. Those who denied COVID-19 exist freely and communicate on Twitter. Their words have cost thousands of lives. And yet, it was Trump who got banned publicly and ostentatiously. Such selectivity indicates that this was an act of censorship.”
For those of you who haven’t read Twitter’s official explanation for its suspension of the President’s account, I’ll leave you with that.
In the Comments section, let us all know what you think:
On January 8, 2021, President Donald J. Trump tweeted:
“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”
Shortly thereafter, the President tweeted:
“To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks. After assessing the language in these Tweets against our Glorification of Violence policy, we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.
We assessed the two Tweets referenced above under our Glorification of Violence policy, which aims to prevent the glorification of violence that could inspire others to replicate violent acts and determined that they were highly likely to encourage and inspire people to replicate the criminal acts that took place at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
This determination is based on a number of factors, including:
- President Trump’s statement that he will not be attending the Inauguration is being received by a number of his supporters as further confirmation that the election was not legitimate and is seen as him disavowing his previous claim made via two Tweets (1, 2) by his Deputy Chief of Staff, Dan Scavino, that there would be an “orderly transition” on January 20th.
- The second Tweet may also serve as encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts that the Inauguration would be a “safe” target, as he will not be attending.
- The use of the words “American Patriots” to describe some of his supporters is also being interpreted as support for those committing violent acts at the US Capitol.
- The mention of his supporters having a “GIANT VOICE long into the future” and that “They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” is being interpreted as further indication that President Trump does not plan to facilitate an “orderly transition” and instead that he plans to continue to support, empower, and shield those who believe he won the election.
- Plans for future armed protests have already begun proliferating on and off-Twitter, including a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17, 2021.
As such, our determination is that the two Tweets above are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021, and that there are multiple indicators that they are being received and understood as encouragement to do so.
See more pieces from me:
Find all my RedState work here.
Thank you for reading! Please sound off in the Comments section below.