Trump said he might have banned Facebook as president but 'Zuckerberg kept calling' and 'telling me how great I was'
Trumpmade the statement after Nigeria banned
- Trump is permanently banned from Twitter, and from
- He also said "2024?" referencing the next election - he has reportedly said he plans to run again.
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday said more countries should ban Twitter and Facebook, two platforms that booted him over the risk of incitement of violence after the January 6 Capitol insurrection."Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President," Trump said. "More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech - all voices should be heard."
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Nigeria responded by suspending Twitter indefinitely from the country.Trump also suggested that if more governments ban Twitter and Facebook, "competitors will emerge and take hold." Alternative
Trump then said he should have banned the two major social platforms when he was president, but said he didn't because of CEO Mark Zuckerberg."Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was," Trump said in the statement. In late 2019,
Trump finished his statement with "2024?" presumably referencing the year of the next presidential election. Trump has reportedly told close associates that he wants to run for office again in 2024 as long as he's healthy.
Twitter has said that even if he does decide to run, Trump will remain permanently banned from the platform, which was the former president's favorite mouthpiece during his time in office. Twitter kicked him off its platform on January 8.And a Trump ally has said that his Facebook account is "essential for his future political viability," specifically his fundraising and online campaign strategy should he run for office again in 2024. Last week, Facebook announced that Trump would remain suspended for two years until January 2023, at which point he could be reinstated if there is no "serious risk to public safety."
Twitter declined to comment.
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