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Former President Donald Trump gave a long speech similar to a rally outside the North Carolina Republican Party on Saturday, and while much of it played out as an expanded version of his greatest hits, he did also mentioned the decision of Facebook to suspend its account for another two years their decision is reassessed.
“They say they could let me come back in two years. I’m not too interested in that, ”Trump said. “Maybe they’ll allow me to come back in two years. We have to stop this. We cannot let this happen. So unfair. They arrest a whole group of people. Not just me. They stifle the voice of a much bigger and bigger group.
Trump also lashed out at Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, suggesting that Zuckerberg’s support for canceling voting efforts was somehow a crime.
Facebook says Donald Trump will be suspended until at least January 2023
“You know, he was coming to the White House,” Trump said. “He was calling, ‘May I have dinner with you sir?’ Sure. “Can I bring my wife?” Ah absolutely. In fact, he walked into the office one day in front of many people. “. Why? “You are number one on Facebook. . … We had a good dinner. The day I walked out it became rather, well, I guess that’s human nature. But we can’t let our country be ruled by this kind of human nature, can we? Zuckerberg, another beauty.
Facebook said on Friday it was suspending Trump’s account at least until January 2023, when their decision will be reassessed. Although Trump continues to have a huge influence on the Republican Party – on display at the Saturday night dinner – his suspension from major tech platforms has diminished his daily voice with the general public. A recent effort by his office to start a former president’s blog was scuttled after less than a month, as his spokesperson said more plans were underway.
Unlike how Trump was treated when in office, major news networks gave limited coverage to the speech as it unfolded. CNN and MSNBC reported on the address, which lasted about 90 minutes, but Fox News stayed with regular programming. Their transport was on C-SPAN and Newsmax as well as other platforms on the right.
The speech itself was full of distortions and lies, as well as its repetition of the “big lie” that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from it. He called the elections “by far the most corrupt elections in our country’s history”. Trump’s efforts to push forward unfounded election claims are at the heart of tech platforms’ decision to suspend his accounts in the wake of the January 6 insurgency.
Trump appeared to be pinning his hopes on an election audit in Arizona and potentially other states as revealing voter fraud, but those ballot counts are being carried out by his own supporters with serious questions about their veracity. Other parts of the speech targeted Joe Biden, Dr.Anthony Fauci and New York prosecutors investigating his businesses.
“Remember, I’m not the one trying to undermine American democracy,” Trump told the crowd. “I’m the one trying to save him. Please remember this. Reporters noted that while the crowd cheered him repeatedly, they clapped less when he spoke about the vaccine’s progress.
The main news from the speech was the announcement by Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, now a Fox News contributor, that she would not be running for the North Carolina Senate. Instead, Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC).
Trump has not said if he will run in 2024, although he is thinking about it. C-SPAN carried the speech under its “2024” banner.