Oh, shut up, Trumps

Lara and Eric Trump didn’t do a single damn thing about social media censorship when Milo and I were being kicked off Twitter back in 2015. They paid no attention when people and businesses were systematically deplatformed from Paypal, Patreon, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Amazon, Google, Apple, and pretty much every other Big Tech platform for the entirety of President Trump’s first term from 2016 through 2020.

But now that it is affecting them, it’s suddenly 1984 in 2021!

Facebook tonight removed an interview Lara Trump conducted with President Trump on The Right View. “We removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook page that featured President Trump speaking,” the message from Facebook stated. “In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts.”

Lara Trump posted the message on her Instagram page. It was also shared on Twitter by her husband, Eric.

A second message from the social media platform stressed that “content posted on Facebook and Instagram in the voice of President Trump is not currently allowed. The guidance applies to all campaign accounts and pages, including Team Trump, other campaign messaging vehicles on our platforms and former surrogates,” Facebook wrote.

The Trumps were stunned by the blatant censorship.

“We are one step closer to Orwell’s 1984,” Lara wrote on Instagram.

“What an absolute slap in the face to 75 million Americans,” Eric wrote on Twitter.

I think I speak for every American who has been deplatformed over the last six years when I say: “shut the fuck up, Lara and Eric. Now you’re stunned? If you notice or give a fraction of a damn about anyone else being censored, why the Hell do you think 75 million Americans care about yours?” 

This should be a warning for those of you who are “sympathetic” and “on our side” but refuse to get involved in the conflict for one reason or another. If you weren’t there for us, don’t expect us to be there for you when they come for you. And they will come for you, sooner or later.

Personally, I consider the failure of President Trump – who I will remind you is nevertheless the greatest US President of the last 184 years – to address the thought policing of Americans to be his greatest failure in office, because unlike many of the other challenges he faced, it was such an easy one to address and successfully resolve in a short period of time.

UPDATE: It’s a good thing Lara Trump complained about it on Instagram. That clearly accomplished… so much:

As big tech companies continue their bid to cancel the ex-commander-in-chief, audio from the podcast “The Right View With Lara Trump,” was yanked from Facebook Tuesday night and reportedly later removed by Instagram.