“Romans worried constantly about their lawful Republic descending into anarchic violence, but none imagined that this descent would happen so quickly or with such terrible results.” @ThePublicSquarehttps://t.co/TCobv7VjAV
Every insurrectionist member of law enforcement, the military, & veterans must be found, fired, barred from future service, & lose their government pensions, health insurance etc. If you participate in a coup against our govt you forfeit your right to govt benefits & employment.
According to the FBI, an individual can be placed on the No-Fly list if there is credible evidence that the individual presents a threat of committing an act of terrorism on an aircraft, the Homeland or U.S. property. https://t.co/VEQgSQoQCu
Trump himself signaled he is in negotiations to join other social networks, and he raised the possibility he could create a new online platform on his own.
For now, the White House is considering an early push as soon as Monday against Twitter and other tech giants, blasting it for having silenced the president’s ability to reach supporters whilecalling forfresh regulation against Silicon Valley, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Trump, who is apoplectic about being banned, plans to spend the final days of his term in office railing against the industry, the person said.
A locked, private account with the name @realDonaldTrump — the same username the president once had on Twitter — appears to have sat dormant on the site since this June. The president’s campaign — under the account Team Trump — also has had an active account on Parler dating back to 2018. On Saturday, the Team Trump account blitzed their roughly 3 million followers with posts that faulted Twitter for having censored the president. Parler did not respond to a request for comment.
Another conservative hub online, Gab, took to Twitter to reveal it had a “big call with someone very special” scheduled on Saturday. The company did not mention Trump or anyone else by name, but later tweeted a story mentioning the president’s negotiations with potentially new social services, fueling speculation.
Like other pro-Trump online communities, Gab departs from much of Silicon Valley by eschewing aggressive enforcement against content that its critics see asharmful, dangerous and violent. Asked about Gab’s tweet, the company’s chief executive, Andrew Torba, responded with an insult and otherwise declined to comment. Gab later tweeted Saturday that “threats of violence have no place” on the site, noting it has “tens of thousands of volunteer users” who monitor it.
Several advisers said they believed Trump is unlikely to quickly join an outlet like Parler because he knows it doesn’t have the influence. But the president also would face a daunting task in standing up his own social network, which could be an expensive, time-consuming endeavor. Social media sites are attractive to users only insofar as they manage to capture a large number of them and their friends. Trump may struggle to incubate such an audience given the overtly political nature of his digital endeavor, some experts said.
How Brooks defended the comment to @aldotcom: “For emphasis, an ‘ass’ is a donkey, the socialist Democrat’s mascot and symbol. I call again for kicking that ‘ass’ all the way back to the communist dictatorships that ‘ass’ now worships.” https://t.co/xnAVmTagPI— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) January 9, 2021
This harkens back to US Atty firings during the Bush era. There’s no question that this kind of politically motivated firing is wrong. The scandal during the Bush administration led to the resignation of the AG. https://t.co/0Es0tyVwxg