Trump Says Twitter's 'Not The Same,' 'Very Boring' Without Him
Written by Huffingtonpost on February 19, 2021
Former President Donald Trump tossed a jab at Twitter in an interview with Newsmax on Wednesday, addressing his everlasting ban from the social community by arguing that it was nowhere close to as thrilling now that he was now not on it.
“I’ll let you know it’s not the identical,” Trump mentioned to host Greg Kelly. “In case you have a look at what’s occurring with Twitter, I perceive it’s develop into very boring and thousands and thousands of persons are leaving. They’re leaving it as a result of it’s not the identical and I can perceive that … It’s develop into very boring; we don’t wish to return to Twitter.”
The previous president referred to as the fact-check flaggings he had obtained on Twitter for selling election fraud conspiracy theories “disgraceful,” and briefly addressed rumors that he would possibly leverage accounts on different social networks, stating that “they wished me very a lot on Parler.”
He shied away from any particular statements, nonetheless, and as an alternative harassed his excessive variety of Twitter followers proper earlier than he was completely banned on Jan. 8 for rhetoric that had contributed to the U.S. Capitol rebellion two days prior.
“, I had 89 million [followers on Twitter] … after which on high of that I had 36 million or 39 million on @POTUS, and we had different websites the place we had thousands and thousands and thousands and thousands of individuals, so we have now … about as large because it will get, and likewise on Fb,” Trump mentioned, referencing the truth that Fb had additionally indefinitely banned him. “All of them need that and a part of the issue is, mechanically, they’ll’t deal with it, as a result of it’s too many individuals. It’s larger than they’re by many occasions.”
Trump added that he was toying with the thought of making a singular platform for his fanbase: “There’s additionally the opposite possibility of constructing your personal website. As a result of we have now extra individuals than anyone. You possibly can actually construct your personal website.”
Different matters touched upon within the interview included Rush Limbaugh, whom Trump praised as “distinctive” and a “onerous one to exchange,” in addition to a possible presidential bid in 2024.
“I received’t say but, however we have now large assist,” Trump mentioned. “I’m ballot numbers which can be via the roof … Let’s say somebody will get impeached, usually your numbers would go down … like a lifeless balloon. However the numbers are good, very excessive.”
The 45th president additionally reiterated his baseless allegations of election fraud, claiming that “dangerous, dishonest issues occurred,” and supplied no reward for present President Joe Biden, although he did add that he was making an attempt to keep away from talking out in the course of the starting of Biden’s tenure within the White Home.
“It hasn’t been that quiet, frankly, however I wished to be considerably quiet,” Trump mentioned.
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