Trump Regime

Large Baby Threatens to Use Authority He Doesn’t Have

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The United States regularly chastises other nations for censoring or even shutting down parts of their internet when doing so might make the ruling regime look better, but that's exactly what Trump threatened to do this morning.

Trump spent the early part of today screeching on Twitter because the social media platform added a fact-checking label to one of his tweets claiming that mail-in voting will lead to fraud.

In response, Trump threatened to shut down social media companies.

"Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016," Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning.

"We can't let a more sophisticated version of that...happen again. Just like we can't let large scale Mail-In Ballots take root in our Country. It would be a free for all on cheating, forgery and the theft of Ballots. Whoever cheated the most would win. Likewise, Social Media. Clean up your act, NOW!!!!" Mr. Trump continued.

This is what Trump tweeted around 7 a.m. this morning

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted this about two hours later.

Trump probably knows he can't just arbitrarily shut down social media companies, and he would probably die if he had to go more than a few hours without tweeting in any case, but I don't think his is necessarily about the fact-checking labels being added to tweets from public officials.

Trump think he's going to win the election, but if he doesn't he would like you to know it wasn't his fault that he lost. It was the media! It was the Social Media Platforms! It was the mail-in fraud! Trump is going to deploy increasingly unhinged and insane reasons why his poll numbers are cratering and that's not going to end even if he loses.

I think we should all be prepared to see Trump claim the results of the election are invalid if he doesn't win. He'll spend the entire rest of his life claiming he was cheated.

Of course, the hypocrisy of the United States under Trump is just par for the course now. From weapons programs to internet censorship, the message of the Trump regime is that America is only "exceptional" in that the rules we hold everyone else to don't apply to us.

  • muselet

    I’m fairly sure Donald Trump is just working the refs, trying to make Twitter think twice before doing … something that’s unclear to me at present. Clearly, Twitter isn’t going to suspend or cancel Trump’s account: if the company hasn’t done so yet, despite Trump’s repeated violations of Twitter’s terms of service, it’s not going to.

    Oh, well, it’s Trump. Logic does not apply.

    Guaranteed Trump will claim he was cheated if he loses in November. Remember, that was his shtick in 2016, too.

    And if Mike Pompeo gets fired any time soon, it will not be for being inept or for fleecing rich marks without Trump getting a taste, it’ll be for that tweet opposing internet censorship.

    I was amused when someone pointed out that Trump was whingeing about Twitter’s terrible, hateful silencing of conservative voices on Twitter.

    –alopecia

  • moldilox

    how a supposed billionaire & US president can be such a perennial victim buggers understanding & common sense … silencing outlets of dissent is a dictatorial play … twitter, however, should respect their own rules, particularly for members of the governing class who violate them …