EL Presidente Trumpo’s twitter tirade today hit a big topic in the right-wing community – the shutting down of voices on the right by social media companies.
…..Censorship is a very dangerous thing & absolutely impossible to police. If you are weeding out Fake News, there is nothing so Fake as CNN & MSNBC, & yet I do not ask that their sick behavior be removed. I get used to it and watch with a grain of salt, or don’t watch at all..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
This is not strictly censorship, as that usually denotes government interference, but he’s pretty much got it right otherwise.
....Too many voices are being destroyed, some good & some bad, and that cannot be allowed to happen. Who is making the choices, because I can already tell you that too many mistakes are being made. Let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
Then he rips his critics for ignoring China in favor of criticizing Russia:
All of the fools that are so focused on looking only at Russia should start also looking in another direction, China. But in the end, if we are smart, tough and well prepared, we will get along with everyone!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
Which is a pretty terrible argument because of course, a government can do more than one thing at a time, but for some reason he has to employ the least logical arguments to defend his pal Putin.
And then he posted a video!
… and goes after Brennan again:
Has anyone looked at the mistakes that John Brennan made while serving as CIA Director? He will go down as easily the WORST in history & since getting out, he has become nothing less than a loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets to our country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 18, 2018
This just sounds like a rationalization for what he did, but the response from the left has been so insane to his action that you can’t blame him for offering this up as a reply.
Busy morning for Trump! I notice he’s completely ignored Omarosa… but the day is still young!