There is nothing more predictable than a childish, knee-jerk temper tantrum by Donald Trump whenever his always simmering state of victimhood is triggered. It’s the textbook behavior of a narcissistic snowflake who is consumed by paranoia and by what he perceives as persecution. For Trump, the specter of scheming adversaries is ever-present.
On Friday morning Facebook announced that they are extending Trump’s indefinite suspension to a two year term. Facebook originally suspended Trump on January 7, 2021, after the Capitol Hill riots by his insurrectionist brigades. His blatant incitement of the violence and loving embrace of the rioters was finally too much for Facebook to overlook:
“‘Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols,’ Facebook’s head of global affairs Nick Clegg said in the post.”
Although there was abundant justification for making the suspension permanent, this is a start. It will keep him off of Facebook throughout the midterm elections, and will be revisited in January of 2023. Knowing Trump, he will likely earn himself a continuation of his sentence to social media purgatory.
Trump has already been permanently banned from Twitter. And his pathetic attempt to build his own “communications platform” was mercifully put to rest after less than a month due to near non-existence readership. But undeterred by popular rejection, Trump is still whining about his well-deserved exile:
“Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election. They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!”
HUH? Trump is boasting about the 75 million people who voted for him, which was actually closer to 74 million. Plus it was seven million fewer people than voted for Joe Biden, who won decisively. And what the heck does he mean by “plus many others”? Does his tally include votes from non-people?
Furthermore, Trump’s garbled grammar appears to assert that the votes that he himself received were the result of the election being rigged. There’s some truth to that considering that, despite his relentless and baseless charges, the only confirmed cases of election fraud were by Republicans voting for Trump.
Trump’s statement closes with another of his pitifully impotent threats that his persecutors won’t “get away” with their evil schemes. Not only are his claims glaringly false, he has no authority to carry out his lust for vengeance.
So, in the end, he’s still just an old man yelling at clouds. The problem is, some of his cult disciples are prone to violence, and could cause real harm. Which is why we need to remain vigilant and prepared to defend the American democracy that is currently in a fragile state.
UPDATE: Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the Trump’s Facebook suspension and replied that…
“It feels pretty unlikely that the zebra is going to change his stripes over the next two years. We’ll see.”
Jen Psaki on Facebook banning Trump for 2 years: ’It feels pretty unlikely that the zebra is going to change his stripes over the next two years. We’ll see’ pic.twitter.com/ddkQefDFRl
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 4, 2021
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