Donald Trump mercilessly mocks his censorship remarks … in the Wall Street Journal
Trump complained that he was censored by social media companies such as Twitter and Facebook, which kicked him from their platforms after his incitement to riot on the United States Capitol earlier this year.
The former president is now seeking a class action lawsuit against the social media companies, alleging a violation of his First Amendment rights.
If Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube can censor me, they can censor you – and trust me, they are, writes Donald J. Trump https://t.co/bMFTFypGwm
– WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) July 8, 2021
Critics mocked the former president for using an article in one of the country’s most widely read newspapers to complain about not having a platform. They also criticized the conservative publication for publishing the article in the first place, given Trump’s attempts to overthrow democracy by overturning the 2020 election result:
Donald Trump complains about censorship by * checking the notes * while writing an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
Why doesn’t the WSJ host my op-eds? I AM CENSORED !!!!
– Brandon Hieb (@AlmostFurious) July 8, 2021
“I was silenced! He wrote in the Wall Street Journal.
– Thor Benson (@thor_benson) July 8, 2021
I wanted to write an editorial for the Wall Street Journal. They didn’t let me do it. If they can censor me, they can censor you.
– Stressful numb (@Tecaterob) July 8, 2021
the first opinion of the WSJ written in pencil.
– ElJefe45 (@ JeffM50196181) July 8, 2021
This isn’t the biggest takeaway from Trump’s editorial (the most important has to do with what WSJ opinion has become), but it still seemed to me puzzled that Trump’s use of “illegal alien” has not been edited by an editor. AP stopped using the term in 2013, and many ads have since followed suit.
– Brandon Ambrosino (@BrandonAmbro) July 8, 2021
great article, greatest article ever, so many words, only the best words …
– Tobias Burri (@tobias_burri) July 8, 2021
Should the WSJ editorial page house someone they condemned for trying to subvert democracy? Donald J. Trump: If Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube can censor me, they can censor you – and trust me, they are. https://t.co/mwrLrSUTYm via @WSJOpinion
– Mona Charen (@monacharen) July 8, 2021
Donald J. Trump did not write a single word in this column.
WSJ really thinks we are fools. What if you stopped portraying insurgents who would rather destroy American democracy than share it with black people? Just a thought. https://t.co/1MdoLPaRQk
– DEMS in disarray? 😎 🏳️🌈 (@DemsMoreUnited) July 8, 2021
“I am censored! He cried in an editorial published in one of the world’s largest newspapers. https://t.co/UZpgS6vrq4
– Jon Fassnacht (@JonFassnachtRE) July 8, 2021
“I am censored,” shouts the former president in America’s 2nd most circulated newspaper. Yes, that’s exactly how censorship works. https://t.co/trZhkbBxhT
– Jon Robert Rathburne Eugene Harold (@boatloadsbaley) July 8, 2021
“I am censored,” the man wrote in a guest column reprinted in one of the world’s largest newspapers. “My views are not being heard,” he complains after returning from a weekly political rally in person. pic.twitter.com/eNApN7VY7X
– mausmalone (@mausmalone) July 8, 2021
Hey WSJ, if he can “write” for a national newspaper, how is he “censored”?
– Ἑαυτὸντιμωρούμενος, account Federico Chiesa stan (@LeeSpring_) July 8, 2021