After his frequent lies and off-the-cuff insults got him banned from a host of social media outlets for inciting violence, former President Donald Trump continues to issue borderline incoherent statements riddled with inaccuracies and outright lies.
In one recent statement, Trump praised the Nigerian government for banning Twitter after the social media outlet suspended the account of its President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Trump—who is permanently banned from Twitter—said he would love to follow the Nigerian government's lead and suggested he'd make efforts to ban certain social media sites as well if he runs and wins in 2024.
Read the lengthy statement below.
The leader of the Republican Party wants countries to ban Facebook and Twitter and suggests regret for not doing so… https://t.co/HPj0360Qb0— Oliver Darcy (@Oliver Darcy) 1623187240.0
"Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard. In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?"
Trump said that "More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech," with apparent disregard for the fact that these are private companies and that government bans on them would constitute actual free speech violations.
People were amazed at the statement.
The entire point of the First Amendment was so that GOVERNMENT couldn't ban people and entities. https://t.co/U96HbTu7vs— r*bbr*d (@r*bbr*d) 1623240699.0
There’s Trump showing how much of a a fascist dictator he dreams to be again. Do his cult members not even care tha… https://t.co/rcPb0VNUxr— Andi Politiko (@Andi Politiko) 1623217926.0
lol still amazing half the country loves him https://t.co/vDI8yhZ7m7— Falling Knife Club (@Falling Knife Club) 1623197734.0
This is so anti-american yet people continue to pioneer this man as the most American president we've ever had. https://t.co/GxwrGk66cl— JaQuayla Hodge (@JaQuayla Hodge) 1623190835.0
People also noticed Trump's admission that he was swayed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's flattery.
So, all it took for Zuk to avoid FB shutdown was calling and telling him how great he was ??? https://t.co/njEcZAKbD6— 42 IS THE ANSWER, KEEP ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS! (@42 IS THE ANSWER, KEEP ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS!) 1623196526.0
Florida moron cries about “freedom while dreaming about banning a public company just bc he’s not allowed to use it… https://t.co/53vzyF5XYp— Andi Politiko (@Andi Politiko) 1623218104.0
His excuse for not banning FB was because Zuck stroked his ego. Peak chief Cheeto https://t.co/63wb0SfLFy— Thinkingaboutitwillgetbacktoyou (@Thinkingaboutitwillgetbacktoyou) 1623245587.0
Trump continues to be the favorite among Republicans for the GOP's 2024 nomination. Judging by the end of this statement, he very well may run.