President Donald Trump spoke to reporters Tuesday as his social media accounts remain suspended.
Trump condemned big tech for their censorship and denounced violence.
“Big tech is doing a horrible thing for our country and to our country and I believe it’s going to be a catastrophic mistake for them,” Trump said. “They’re dividing and divisive, they’re showing something that I’ve been predicting for a long time. I’ve been predicting it for a long time and people didn’t act on it.”
Trump said there will be a countermove against big tech which could lead to bigger problems.
“I think big tech is making a terrible mistake and very, very bad for our country. That’s leading others to do the same thing and it causes a lots of problems and a lot of danger. Big mistake and they shouldn’t be doing it, but there’s always a countermove when they do that.”
Trump has received enormous backlash after the riot at the Capitol, with many people blaming him for inciting violence.
Trump denounced the violence at the Capitol, saying he’s never seen such anger in this country.
“I’ve never seen such anger as I do right now and that’s a terrible thing. You have to always avoid violence,” Trump said. “Always have to avoid violence.”
When asked about the role at the Capitol last week, Trump said his speech has been deemed as “appropriate.”
“So if you read my speech… it’s been analyzed. People thought what I said was totally appropriate.”
According to Trump, the “real problem” is what other politicians said about protests and riots over the summer in Seattle and Portland, Oregon.
“If you look at what other people have said, politicians at a high level, about the riots during the summer, the horrible riots at Portland and Seattle and various other places, that was a real problem, what they said. But they’ve analyzed my speech and my words and my final paragraph, my final sentence and everybody thought it was totally appropriate.”
Rudy Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City and personal lawyer to President Trump, joined Sara Carter on the “Sara Carter Show” podcast yesterday to defend Trump’s speech at the capitol.
“When you listen to the President’s speech… there’s nothing wrong with it,” Giuliani said. “To have a speech that incites violence, as he’s saying it, people should be jumping up, running away and shooting people. Have you looked at that audience? And that audience sat there for two and a half hours in the cold. And all they did was cheer and yell. They didn’t run away? They didn’t run away with pitchforks. I mean it’s ridiculous.”
He continued, “They assume that somehow he caused it. He had nothing to do with it. His last words were, ‘be peaceful and patriotic.’ That’s hardly words of incitement.”
Giuliani said that there is no connection between the speech and the “pre-planned activities in the Congress” According to Giuliani, Trump will continue the fight against big tech.
“President Trump is going to do everything he can to combat this, this will be his mission,” Giuliani said. “He’ll do it not for himself, he’ll do it because his goal is always to make America greater and better. And to take away free speech in America is to take away America. We were founded on two basic principles, freedom of religion, freedom of speech.”
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CNN’s Don Lemon cursed out those “moderates” such as Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) “who are blocking people’s access to the voting booth, they want to use Dr. King conveniently. They’re the biggest hypocrites on the planet.”
“If Sinema and Manchin really want to honor the legacy of Dr. King and all the people who fought for civil rights and voting rights in this country, what they would do is to carve out for voting rights with the filibuster” he continued.
“But for some reason they are stuck with these rules that are backwards…The filibuster has been used to block civil rights legislation forever and so we need to stop that. We evolved. Just because there is a rule doesn’t mean that that rule can’t change. The Constitution is amended. So it’s time to amend the rules. And fight and, and protect the most sacred right that we have as Americans, and that is the right to vote.”
Lemon then quotes Dr. Martin Luther King about a “white moderate, who is more devoted to ‘order’ than to justice….who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a ‘more convenient season.”
That sounds like the moderates, says Lemon, referring to Senators Manchin and Sinema. “And you’re supposed to be a Democrat who espouses to the ideals of Dr. King. That’s bull***t that’s B.S.”
"That’s bull … That’s BS. And you should be ashamed of yourself. You are a hypocrite." @donlemon unloads on lawmakers who want to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. while standing in the way of voting rights reform by opposing the filibuster. pic.twitter.com/UKX0tQGI2E
— New Day (@NewDay) January 18, 2022
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