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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.

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‘Sanctuary city’ of Denver is secretly paying for illegal immigrants to travel to Utah

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Liberal, self-described ‘sanctuary city’ Denver, Colorado is paying for illegal immigrants to travel to Utah, according to Republican Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox.

“We recently learned that the Democrat mayor of Denver has been sending illegal immigrants to Utah without proper notification or approval,” Republican Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox wrote Friday on X. “This is completely unacceptable and follows on the failed catch-and-release policy of the Biden administration.”

Without the approval or advance knowledge of local officials, Denver has been paying for migrants to relocate to other places, including Utah, where approximately 2,000 have been sent, 2KUTV News reported Thursday. Cox said Friday the practice is “unacceptable” and a result of the Biden administration’s immigration policies.

Cox wrote that Utah’s resources “are completely depleted.” His office told Fox 13 News they learned about the city sending migrants on May 13.

“All 50 states, including Utah, are now border states due to the failed immigration policies of President Biden and Congress,” Cox continued. “Once again we call on the Biden administration and Congress to solve this crisis.”

Denver city officials are not blaming the Biden administration’s horrendous open border policies for the overwhelming issue; rather, they blame Texas.

Officials told Axios Friday: “The vast majority of newcomers arriving in Denver do so on buses chartered from Texas and had no intention of ever coming to Denver,” Jordan Fuja, spokesperson for Democratic Denver Mayor Mike Johnston, told Axios. “That’s why part of our operations include purchasing tickets for newcomers to get to their desired location.”

Government officials in Salt Lake City, Utah also were not made aware in advance of the migrants’ arrival, the city mayor’s office told 2KUTV News.

“I have, myself, communicated our displeasure,” Andrew Roberts, chief of staff for Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, told the outlet.

 

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