President Donald Trump punched back at social media monster Twitter and landed some heavy shots. Trump calling them out after putting him in check early today,
As he would tweet, “@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post….”
In addition, “….Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!”
….Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020
This after him posting to Twitter this morning: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In-Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone. . . . .living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one.”
As well as, “That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No Way!”
Below each of the president’s tweets a link is attached with circled exclamation point preceding that reads: Get the facts about mail-in ballots. A twitter spokesperson told via email: “These Tweets contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots.”
The following section listed under “What you need to know” read:
“Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to “a Rigged Election.” However, fact-checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud. – Trump falsely claimed that California will send mail-in ballots to “anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there.” In fact, only registered voters will receive ballots. – Though Trump targeted California, mail-in ballots are already used in some states, including Oregon, Utah and Nebraska.”
Trump 2020 campaign head Brad Parscale told: “We always knew that Silicon Valley would pull out all the stops to obstruct and interfere with President Trump getting his message through to voters.”
Adding that, “Partnering with the biased fake news media ‘fact checkers’ is only a smoke screen Twitter is using to try to lend their obvious political tactics some false credibility. There are many reasons the Trump campaign pulled all our advertising from Twitter months ago, and their clear political bias is one of them.” Battle lines marked on a virtual new frontier.