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Lara Trump, former President Donald Trump‘s daughter-in-law, has claimed that Facebook removed her interview with him, with an email from the social media site saying any content “in the voice of Donald Trump” would be wiped from its platform.

Lara Trump, a recently hired Fox News contributor, on Tuesday published links to the 18-minute video of her talking with the former president in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida on several social media sites, such as Twitter and Instagram.

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Early on Wednesday, Lara Trump posted to Instagram and Facebook a screenshot of an email warning that any content posted to both platforms “in the voice of President Trump is not currently allowed on our platforms (including new posts with President Trump speaking)” and said that it “will be removed if posted, resulting in additional limitations on accounts that posted it.”

“This guidance applies to all campaign accounts and Pages, including Team Trump, other campaign messaging vehicles on our platforms, and former surrogates,” the email stated. It also mentioned that “we removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook Page that featured President Trump speaking,” saying that it was “in line with the block” on his Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Facebook, which owns Instagram, permanently banned then-President Trump from its platform in January shortly following the deadly Capitol riot.

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Alongside the screenshot, Lara Trump wrote in a caption: “Just like that, we are one step closer to Orwell’s 1984. Wow.”

The email was also sent to other Trump officials, such as son Eric Trump, who posted screenshots to Instagram too.

A source from Facebook confirmed to this reporter that the email is either “real or similar.”

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After the January 6 riot in the U.S. Capitol, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg decided to block then-President Trump “indefinitely,” saying that the commander-in-chief had used the platform to “incite violent insurrection against a democratically elected government”.

Leading up to and following the November presidential election, Trump used his social media to promote allegations of widespread election fraud.

Along with Facebook and Instagram, Trump was also permanently banned from Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube after the riot.

You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @DouglasPBraff.

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CA to provide all low-income illegal immigrants health care at a cost of ‘$2.7 billion a year’

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On Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a $307.9 billion operating budget “that pledges to make all low-income adults eligible for the state’s Medicaid program by 2024 regardless of their immigration status” reports the Associated Press.

The guarantee of free health care for low-income immigrants here illegally, is a “move that will provide coverage for an additional 764,000 people at an eventual cost of about $2.7 billion a year” adds the AP.

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a health care nonprofit, people living in the country illegally in 2020 accounted for roughly 7% of the population nationwide, or about 22.1 million people. The border crisis and number of migrants entering the United States illegally has skyrocketed to historic levels since 2020 when President Joe Biden took office.

Medicaid nationwide is the current combination of federal and state governments assisting Americans and low-income adults and children to receive free health care, but the federal government does not cover those living here illegally.

“Some states, including California, have used their own tax dollars to cover a portion of health care expenses for some low-income immigrants” reports the AP. “Now, California wants to be the first to do that for everyone.”

“This will represent the biggest expansion of coverage in the nation since the start of the Affordable Care Act in 2014,” said Anthony Wright, executive director of Health Access California, a statewide consumer health care advocacy group. “In California we recognize (that) everybody benefits when everyone is covered.”

While 92% of Californians currently have some form of health insurance, “that will change once this budget is fully implemented, as adults living in the country illegally make up one of the largest groups of people without insurance in the state” the AP concludes.

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