President Trump loves direct dialogue on social media, that is not exactly a secret.
However, with the current bans in place and Parler looking as though it will have to be rebuilt, Trump now has no outlets to do so.
The President addressed the recent bans, saying that it was a “big mistake” for big tech to jump the gun and ban him across the board.
Banning anyone with such a high-profile is always dicey, but banning a president, let alone the president of the United States, is bold.
Twitter has already paid the price financially, as Twitter’s stock dropped like a bucket of rocks this week.
According to financial reports, the company’s value dropped about $5 billion since the ban.
On the ban, Trump stated, “I think that big tech is doing a horrible thing for our country and to our country, and I believe it’s going to be a catastrophic mistake for them.”
He added, “They’re dividing, and divisive, and they’re showing something that I’ve been predicting for a long time.
“People didn’t act on it, but I think big tech has made a terrible mistake, and very very bad for our country and it’s leading to others doing the same thing.”
Trump has always been accused of dog-whistling and saying things purposely to get his base riled up.
He is likely to get slapped with that again after his comments about big tech.
Trump stated, “There’s a countermove when they do that.
“I’ve never seen such anger as I see right now, and that’s a terrible thing and you have to always avoid violence.”
Knowing how the media dissects his comments, this will be interpreted as Trump putting his stamp of approval on a violent response against social media company employees.
Trump also backtracked on his words causing the riot at the Capitol last week.
Previously, we reported that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated during a conference call that Trump believed his words bore some responsibility for the riot.
Trump told reporters something completely different on Tuesday, almost defiantly.
Trump stated, “People thought that what I said was totally appropriate.”
Trump would go on to compare his speech to those given by Democrat leaders regarding the BLM riots.
He stated, “If you look at what other people have said, politicians at a high level, about the riots during the summer, the horrible riots in Portland and Seattle and various other places, that was a real problem, what they said.”
Trump is dead right here, as we have covered before.
Democrats including Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Rep. Pressley (D-MA), Speaker Pelosi (D-CA), and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) all made statements that could be construed as either encouraging or supporting the violence that occurred during riots this year, and there are plenty more to add to that list.
The difference, however, is the media never held them accountable for their words, quite the contrary of how Trump was treated by the media.
This is going to set up a rather remarkable week in D.C. as we await Joe Biden’s inauguration and Donald Trump’s departure from politics.