Facebook and Instagram shut down former U.S. President Donald Trump.
Facebook and Instagram have removed Donald Trump’s interview with his daughter-in-law Lara in another sign of the Silicon Valley giant canceling the former president and censoring any mention of him.
The social media giants sent an email to Lara saying video had been blocked because he is still banned from the platforms and the clip ‘featured President Trump speaking’ and the ‘voice of Donald Trump.’
In the interview, The Right New, Lara’s show, Trump tore into social media and the mainstream media for suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story, he criticized President Biden’s green agenda and railed against cancel culture which he said obliterates US culture.
He also spoke about running in 2024.
Facebook emailed Lara’s team before the video was uploaded, warning them that it would be removed.
At 9.51pm on Tuesday night, they emailed again to say that they’d taken it down.
Lara shared screenshots of the emails on Instagram afterwards. ‘And just like that, we are one step closer to Orwell’s 1984. Wow,’ she wrote alongside them.
Trump has been banned from Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram since the January 6 riots, cut off from his supporters and unable to get messages to them as he did before.
His interview with Lara is the first time he has been seen on camera since he left office.
Until now, he has been phoning in to FOX News to share his opinions.
During the 18-minute interview Trump talked about how Joe Biden ‘didn’t know where the hell he was’ when he fell down the stairs on Air Force One and how ‘boring’ Twitter had become without him.
He was asked whether his supporters could hope he will run for president again, he replied: ‘You do have hope, that I can tell you, you do have hope. We love our country, this country, we all owe a lot to our country, but now we have to help our country.’
Trump on the U.S Border
Trump also criticized the situation at the border pointing to the fact that many crossing the Rio Grande have explicitly stated that Biden was the reason they made the journey North.
‘Look at our borders, look what’s happening,’ Trump said.
‘We had the best southern border that we’ve ever had and in one day he said, “Everybody come up,” and what’s going on now is something compared to what’s going to take place during the summer.’
Trump tears into Biden’s staircase fall
‘This guy falls down three times, he couldn’t get up, the third time he didn’t know where the hell he was, and it wasn’t on the evening news.’
‘When they didn’t show any of that during the campaign – they just cut it out, like, cancelled I guess, you could call it cancel culture right – to me that was really the beginning, because it was bad it’s been bad for a really long time, it’s been fake for a long time,’ Trump said.
‘But it used to be fake where they’d come up and I’d come up and you’d fight and the public can believe one way or the other … but they didn’t bring Hunter up, it was just really cancelled.’
A new social media platform?
‘Twitter has gotten very boring, a lot of people are leaving Twitter … So, I think there’s room for something and I bring a lot of people with me, so we’ll see.’
Trump opened the chat by slamming Biden’s first two months in power after Lara asked about the debut White House press conference last week – a record-breaking 65 days after taking office.
‘Well, I think the press conference is probably the least of it,’ Trump told his daughter-in-law. ‘People saw a lot of things happening long-prior to the press conference – and even the trip up the stairs – up and down, three times – there are a lot of things going on, so we’ll see what happens.
‘I hope he’s in good shape I hope he’s OK for the sake of the country.
Trump compared it to the media’s coverage of how he had walked ‘inch by inch’ down a ramp after a speech at West Point.
‘But they covered that for weeks, and this guy falls down three times, he couldn’t get up, the third time he didn’t know where the hell he was.
‘And it was not on the evening news, other than a couple of networks, but it wasn’t ABC, CBS, NBC, and it got almost no coverage. It’s incredible.’
Trump said it was a ‘sad situation’ because ‘we don’t have freedom of the press anymore.’
He also referred to how, during the campaign, Hunter Biden was not brought up by the media because that topic ‘was cancelled.’
During the election battle, the contents of an old laptop belonging to the president’s son including video and images of Hunter having sex and taking drugs.
It was dismissed by Biden supporters – and the pro-Democrat press – as having been handed to Trump’s campaign team by Russians, while there was never any denial that it was Hunter in the footage.