Many people have relationships with individuals who, for no matter purpose, go away us with lingering regrets. For the forty fifth president of the US that individual is outwardly Fb CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Former president Trump right this moment issued an official assertion lamenting his leniency with social media corporations throughout his time within the White Home:
Congratulations to the nation of Nigeria, who simply banned Twitter as a result of they banned their President.
Extra COUNTRIES ought to ban Twitter and Fb for not permitting free and open speech—all voices must be heard. Within the meantime, opponents will emerge and take maintain. Who’re they to dictate good and evil in the event that they themselves are evil?
Maybe I ought to have performed it whereas I used to be President. However Zuckerberg stored calling me and coming to the White Home for dinner telling me how nice I used to be.
This assertion references information that the president of Nigeria has banned Twitter within the nation after the corporate deleted a tweet the place it was believed he was threatening genocide.
Trump’s assertion congratulates the Nigerian chief for his stance towards Twitter. Then it launches right into a bizarre confession that he stayed his hand when it got here to his in-office dealings with Fb and Twitter out of deference to affections from fellow billionaire Mark Zuckerberg.
Right here’s the query we must always all be asking ourselves: had Zuck not taken one for the crew and “stored calling” Trump and “coming to the White Home for dinner,” the place would all of us be right this moment?
Is Trump telling us Zuckerberg was thirsty and he felt dangerous? Or is he telling us they have been pals and he didn’t need to combine enterprise with pleasure? Why would he so openly admit to not doing what he promised the tens of hundreds of thousands of people that supported him he’d do as a result of Zuckerberg was good to him?
There’s an enormous argument to be made that, as president of the US, he had no energy to close down a US enterprise simply because it banned him for breaking its phrases of service. However, as only a few of us have truly been POTUS, it’s attainable he is aware of one thing we don’t.
And Trump apparently believes he had the ability to ban Fb and Twitter when he was within the White Home as if he have been the president of Nigeria.
Many people have puzzled why the previous president by no means made good on the tons of of threats he made towards Fb and Twitter whereas he was in workplace or why hasn’t sued them as a non-public citizen.
Possibly it’s only a not-so-rare case of billionaires exhibiting deference to billionaires.
However we don’t know what Zuckerberg truly mentioned throughout these dinner dates. Maybe some compliments are so fantastic they make you neglect that complete proper wing “Free Speech” factor you have been doing.