(ETH) – The quasi-independent oversight board of Facebook has decided to ban President Trump from its platform for two years. Trump immediately released a statement Friday saying, “Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 rigged Presidential Election.
They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!” The social media giant had suspended his account while he was still the sitting president of the United States, accusing him of calling for the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
Trump never used words to that effect. Ironically, the very last post made by President Trump on Facebook on that day said the exact opposite, rejecting violence. “I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue.
Thank you!” Trump had posted. Earlier he had posted, “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!” That day the president had spoken at a rally on the National Mall near the Capitol, calling on Congress to fully investigate the many voter concerns that had been raised about the election.
In previous elections, Democrats in Congress had raised identical objections during that phase of election certification, calling for investigations of Trump’s election and others. READ MORE