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Former President Donald Trump issued a statement late Monday after social media behemoth Twitter banned another conservative — this time, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), allegedly for ‘spreading COVID-19 misinformation.’
“Twitter is a disgrace to democracy,” Trump noted in a statement released by his Save America PAC. “They shouldn’t be allowed to do business in this Country.”
“Marjorie Taylor Greene has a huge constituency of honest, patriotic, hard-working people. They don’t deserve what’s happened to them on places like low-life Twitter and Facebook,” added the 45th president, making reference to a 24-hour suspension Greene got from the other social media giant on Monday.
“Everybody should drop off of Twitter and Facebook,” Trump concluded. “They’re boring, have only a Radical Left point of view, and are hated by everyone. They are a disgrace to our Nation. Keep fighting, Marjorie!”
The New York Post added:
The former president is not a stranger to Twitter punishment, having been barred from the site early last year in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Trump was also banned from Facebook and YouTube at the time.
Trump’s statement came one day after Twitter yanked Greene’s personal account from the site. Her official congressional account “@RepMTG” is still online.
“We permanently suspended the account … for repeated violations of our COVID-19 misinformation policy,” Twitter said in a statement. “We’ve been clear that, per our strike system for this policy, we will permanently suspend accounts for repeated violations of the policy.”
Greene fired back at Twitter following the ban.
“Maxine Waters can go to the streets and threaten violence on Twitter, Kamala and Ilhan can bail out Black Lives Matter terrorists on Twitter, CNN and the rest of the Democrat Propaganda Media can spread Russia collusion lies, and just yesterday the Chief spokesman for terrorist IRGC can tweet mourning Soleimani, but I get suspended for tweeting VAERS statistics,” she noted on Telegram, according to Conservative Brief.
Greene then made it clear she’s coming for some political payback.
“Twitter is an enemy to America and can’t handle the truth,” she continued. “That’s fine, I’ll show America we don’t need them and it’s time to defeat our enemies. They can’t successfully complete a Communist revolution when people tell the truth.”
“Social media platforms can’t stop the truth from being spread far and wide. Big Tech can’t stop the truth. Communist Democrats can’t stop the truth. I stand with the truth and the people. We will overcome!” she added.
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, a close ally to Greene, also went after Twitter and vowed to get revenge on the social media network.
“Twitter permanently suspended a sitting US President. They’ve now permanently suspended a sitting member of US Congress. Of course, both from the same party. They forget that in 2022 we are taking back the House and we WILL be holding them accountable!” she wrote.
Other Republicans have come to Greene’s defense, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
“Their recent decisions to silence Americans — including a sitting member of Congress and renowned physicians — who share views different from the political and media elite have real world costs,” McCarthy noted in a statement. “In fact, as we get more information on the virus it is clear many of the views once demonized by technology companies and the political elite are turning out to be true.”
“The doctrines of lockdowns, school closures, and the threat of covid-19 illness according to age groups and previous infection are currently being reversed,” he added.
“On the other end of the spectrum, Americans on the political left, including popular cable news hosts, members of Congress, and even the Vice President, have themselves made public comments that are now universally understood to be false. Yet, they face no repercussions from the gatekeepers of America’s town square,” he said.
As for Trump, his Truth.Social platform is gearing up for launch later this year, though no date has yet been given.