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Trump opens space on his website to post ahead of Facebook board ruling on his ban

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By Elizabeth Culliford and Steve Holland

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched a space on his website where he can post messages that can be shared by others to Twitter and Facebook, sites where he remains banned.

The move comes a day before a decision from Facebook Inc's oversight board on whether to uphold Trump's indefinite suspension from the platform. Trump was barred from a slew of social media platforms following the deadly Jan 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.

Trump's senior adviser, Jason Miller, said in a tweet that this collection of posts was not the social media platform that Trump has plans to launch. "We'll have additional information coming on that front in the very near future," he tweeted.

The site, which was first reported by Fox News, is dubbed "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump" and contains posts from Trump that can be shared and liked. A source familiar with the matter said it was built by Campaign Nucleus, the digital services company created by Trump's former campaign manager Brad Parscale.

Posts on the site repeated Trump's false claim that he lost the 2020 election because of widespread voter fraud and denigrated fellow Republicans who have been critical of him like Senator Mitt Romney and Representative Liz Cheney.

Twitter Inc and Facebook have both removed content posted from other accounts that they said tried to circumvent their bans on Trump. The companies did not immediately respond to requests for comment on how they would treat posts shared from the new space.

Twitter, which Trump used heavily and where he had 88 million followers, has said its ban on him is permanent, even if he runs for office again.

Alphabet Inc's YouTube has said it will restore Trump's channel when it decides the risk of violence has decreased.

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Trump was barred due to concerns of further violent unrest following the deadly Jan 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.

As long as he continues The Big Lie he should be permabanned. He is an enemy of American democracy.

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From his website

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

05/03/21

The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE! 

That is why a Twitter ban will continue.

Other ex-presidents do not constantly refer to themselves still being president.

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As long as Trump continues to promote the Big Lie about the election, both Facebook and Twitter cannot allow him to promulgate the Big Lie on social media. Period. Full Stop!

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I remember that guy Trump. He's still kind of a nut case, isn't he?

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Hahahaha. I’m sure Trump’s platform will collapse under the weight of all 12 people who will be joining it.

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As long as he continues The Big Lie he should be permabanned. He is an enemy of American democracy

No, he shouldn’t. He should be able to say what he once, he has that right under the 1st amendment. I hate what a lot of liberals write and say in msm, but I don’t want to silence them. I either laugh or just shake my head, but silencing them, no!

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What a sore loser clown.. He is soooo pathetic !!..

Twitter Inc has said its ban on Trump is permanent, even if he runs for office again.

Good well deserved !!..

As long as he continues The Big Lie he should be permabanned. He is an enemy of American democracy.

YEEESSSSS !!!!!...

No, he shouldn’t. He should be able to say what he once, he has that right under the 1st amendment. I hate what a lot of liberals write and say in msm, but I don’t want to silence them. I either laugh or just shake my head, but silencing them, no!

It's ok to be sad....It's ok to be saaaaaad !!.. LOL !!..

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No, he shouldn’t. He should be able to say what he once, he has that right under the 1st amendment.

The First Amendment is not implicated when a private corporation takes action.

I hate what a lot of liberals write and say in msm, but I don’t want to silence them. I either laugh or just shake my head, but silencing them, no!

You actually do silence liberals every day by getting these threads closed by engaging in the conversation in bad faith.

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It's ok to be sad....It's ok to be saaaaaad !!.. LOL !!.

As of today, not anymore now that’s he’s back online, so…lol

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It all seems a bit needy. Sad.

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As of today, not anymore now that’s he’s back online, so…lol

The upshot to Trump having his own platform is the government will be able to more easily monitor the right wing extremists who are the greatest threat to our American democracy.

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The upshot to Trump having his own platform is the government will be able to more easily monitor the right wing extremists who are the greatest threat to our American democracy.

I mean, I guess it is a platform. The funny thing about it is that it is designed to be shared on Facebook or Twitter, meaning they could easily just block links to his little site.

I also find it funny that you can't actually comment on his site. In other words, it isn't social media and it makes it seem like Donald isn't interested in having a conversation.

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The upshot to Trump having his own platform is the government will be able to more easily monitor the right wing extremists

As well as the left extremists

who are the greatest threat to our American democracy.

That is not true. Go on YouTube watch the thousands of videos of far left groups burning, rioting and looting the largest cities over a 3 month period. Liberals have Jan. 6th which they like to beat conservatives with over the head daily, we get it, now own the 3 months of summer destruction by various radical groups. That’s the real threat to the nation. Ask people that lost their businesses and been mugged or robbed. But the problem is, the msm won’t put these people, the people that suffered the most by these thugs it goes completely against their narrative, they just want to focus on Jan 6th only.

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As well as the left extremists

Yes, because leftist extremists will be flocking to Trump’s website. Makes perfect sense.

That is not true.

Yes, it is. You can listen to Tucker and the other entertainers over at Fox “News,” but I’ll listen to rational adults that are experts in the field.

Go on YouTube watch the thousands of videos of far left groups burning, rioting and looting the largest cities over a 3 month period. Liberals have Jan. 6th which they like to beat conservatives with over the head daily, we get it, now own the 3 months of summer destruction by various radical groups. That’s the real threat to the nation. *

Nope.

 But the problem is, the msm won’t put these people, the people that suffered the most by these thugs it goes completely against their narrative, they just want to focus on Jan 6th only.

Demonstrably false.

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Yes, because leftist extremists will be flocking to Trump’s website. Makes perfect sense.

The left has CNN

Yes, it is. You can listen to Tucker and the other entertainers over at Fox “News,” but I’ll listen to rational adults that are experts in the field

They listen to Tucker as well.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/markjoyella/2021/04/27/tucker-carlson-leads-fox-news-to-big-win-in-april-prime-time-ratings/?sh=d2663036cb24

Nope.

Yes, videos don’t lie, even the most talented liberal can alter what you see. The sky is blue and even if liberals say it’s pink, your eyes just can’t lie. The indoctrination isn’t working here…

By the way, if you’re a conservative or Trump supporter and your black or latino, what does that make you?

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By the way, if you’re a conservative or Trump supporter and your black or latino, what does that make you?

Dumb.

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Trump is the Big Lie! In fact, over his four-year term, more than 20,000 of them.

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The left has CNN

Okay, but we are talking about Trump’s new platform. Please don’t derail the conversation by going off on irrelevant tangents.

They listen to Tucker as well. 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/markjoyella/2021/04/27/tucker-carlson-leads-fox-news-to-big-win-in-april-prime-time-ratings/?sh=d2663036cb24

Ration adults who are experts on threats to our country don’t listen to Tucker.

Yes, videos don’t lie, even the most talented liberal can alter what you see. The sky is blue and even if liberals say it’s pink, your eyes just can’t lie. The indoctrination isn’t working here…

Sure. Someone who claims to work in journalism should know that videos can be altered. That said, the experts on national security disagree with your amateur assessment.

By the way, if you’re a conservative or Trump supporter and your black or latino, what does that make you?

Self-loathing.

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Who uses social media anyway.? My sister-in-law showed me hers. Pictures of cakes, fowarded silly jokes, friends comments about dress shops, suspicious news and adverts.

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Trump is the Big Lie! In fact, over his four-year term, more than 20,000 of them.

Now contrast that to the lies told over the last 4 years collectively doubled by the liberal msm will outdo and outmatch any of Trump’s lies.

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The numbers of visits or hits on Trump's website won't even be 10% of what he had with Twitter.

Trump had promised a "social network" but only came up with a blog.

"Trump dot com backslash desk—takes you to a landing page that looks sort of like a Twitter homepage, but which consists entirely of little farts of enlightenment from Trump, which up until now he had been sending to reporters using something called “email.” 

https://www.motherjones.com/mojo-wire/2021/05/donald-trump-has-a-new-website-but-its-bad/

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Now contrast that to the lies told over the last 4 years collectively doubled by the liberal msm will outdo and outmatch any of Trump’s lies.

Easily proven false. Why do you insist on spreading misinformation?

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Okay, but we are talking about Trump’s new platform.

Yes, so don’t be mad because he once again beat the msm at their own game. It’s still a free country….for now…

Ration adults who are experts on threats to our country don’t listen to Tucker. 

If that were true he wouldn’t be on the air, quoted or even have the audience base and growing as he does. What ticks off liberals deeply is that, they can’t get Tucker off the air. Lol

Sure. Someone who claims to work in journalism should know that videos can be altered.

Even with that destruction? So when we walk by burnt out stores it’s a film prop? ROFL

Easily proven false. Why do you insist on spreading misinformation?

No, most people do use Google, that’s the one great benefit of big tech, it’s all there, now if you don’t have it, yeah, you can and would believe the liberal misinformation garbage.

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The platform's new name - GTF....Some say that stands for Global Trump Friends...others say it's Grift The Flock...

Just some advice, before you sign up, make sure you uncheck the block that says you'll make contributions for eternity to his slush fund to pay off his lawyers and Russian loans...

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Trump's website can censor anything posted TOS.

The site is actually about collecting other people's money.

I guess it's right "you can't teach an old dog new tricks!"

https://secure.winred.com/save-america-joint-fundraising-committee/membership?

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The numbers of visits or hits on Trump's website won't even be 10% of what he had with Twitter.

I don’t think so, disagree because now he has a platform again and with all that’s going on with administration destroying the country I’m sure it’ll jump up very fast. Give it time, at least the left can’t cancel him anymore.

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Trump's fund-collecting:

"Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer for each individual whose aggregate contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year."

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such triggering just because a man can now speak to those who want to can hear him.

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The site is actually about collecting other people's money.

That as well, it does both and good on Trump, it does help the GOP and it’s not a secret. We get to hear Trump again and he can take in small donations, a win, win.

https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/10/gop-senators-rake-in-8-3-million-in-january-thanks-to-small-dollar-donations-face-planting-corporate-boycott-threats/

I guess it's right "you can't teach an old dog new tricks

Speaking of Biden….

"Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer for each individual whose aggregate contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year."

Zichi, calm down, take a deep breath. You guys won’t get Trump off the air or from fundraising or running, you all failed, own it. It is what it is. If I were a Democrat, I would focus like a laser beam on not losing anymore potential House seats and try to maintain the House majority, but they won’t. Trump distracts them and that’s fine by me, Dems continue to focus on Trump and Republicans keep the eye on the House.

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Trump's new website will rail against cancel culture....

All while trying to cancel Cheney, Romney, McConnell, Kitzinger, Flake, Rove, etc., etc..

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bass4funk

The site is actually about collecting other people's money.

That as well, it does both and good on Trump, it does help the GOP and it’s not a secret. We get to hear Trump again and he can take in small donations, a win, win.

Up to $5,000 donation. Have you paid for yours? Giving your details to the Feds. Last time out Trump defrauded supporters making a credit card donation. They thought they were a one-off but turned out Trump took their money every month.

Zichi, calm down, take a deep breath. You guys won’t get Trump off the air or from fundraising or running, you all failed, own it. It is what it is. If I were a Democrat, I would focus like a laser beam on not losing anymore potential House seats and try to maintain the House majority, but they won’t. Trump distracts them and that’s fine by me, Dems continue to focus on Trump and Republicans keep the eye on the House

You must be confused because I didn't do anything against Trump. He does it well enough himself. I was no part of all his social media bans. But like you said under the First Amendment....

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By the way, if you’re a conservative or Trump supporter and your black or latino, what does that make you?

Dumb.

OK Bob Fosse, please explain how a Black or Latino person is suppose to live their life and what decisions they are suppose to make. I grew up in a time way past the idea that a person is defined by their skin color.

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The site is actually about collecting other people's money.

That as well, it does both and good on Trump, it does help the GOP and it’s not a secret.

It helps pay off his lawyers, who will be busy over the next few months defending him from tax and insurance fraud charges. And those $800 million in personal loans to "someone"....

We get to hear Trump again and he can take in small donations, a win, win.

Translation: "Thank you Mr Trump for stealing our money. Here, we'll give you some more." Sound like a cult?

You guys won’t get Trump off the air or from fundraising or running, you all failed, own it.

Not for long. I doubt the Rikers Island Warden will allow this scam to continue...

Dems continue to focus on Trump and Republicans keep the eye on the House.

And Dr Seuss, Coke and MLB, Hamburgers, Jewish-funded space lasers, etc....

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