Crybaby Trump ‘Can’t Say Anything’ Due to Twitter Takedown, Whines Flack on Fox News

Donald Trump has maintained a virtual radio silence ever since his marauding horde of seditionists assaulted Congress on January 6th. It’s safe to assume he is pouting in his pantry with bags of Cheetos and watching reruns of his favorite parts of the riots as his cult disciples vandalized the Capitol and beat up law enforcement officers.

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The timeline of events now clearly shows that Trump waited hours before posting his disingenuous video asking his Troll Troops to go home and telling them that he loves them as they were ransacking America’s seat of democracy. We also know that he refused to deploy the National Guard to protect members of Congress and his own Vice-President, Mike Pence.

In defense of his deliberate negligence, White House spokesman Hogan Gidley was dispatched to Fox News to explain why Trump failed so miserably to react in a responsible manner that might have saved as many as five lives. Gidley blamed the media, telling Fox’s media correspondent Howard Kurtz that…

“The media are trying to have it both ways. On one hand he should be censored by ‘Big Tech’ and not be allowed to talk. He also shouldn’t say anything because it’s divisive. And then when he doesn’t say anything, and can’t say anything, because the platforms have removed him, they say ‘Where’s the President? Why aren’t we hearing from him?’ The whole thing’s disingenuous.”

First of all, it isn’t up to the media whether “Big Tech” suspends Trump’s posting privileges when he repeatedly violates their terms of service by advocating violence and disseminating harmful lies. It’s Trump’s responsibility to follow the rules, which he was warned about more than a hundred times. Secondly, Gidley’s complaint that Trump might be regarded as divisive is also within Trump’s sole control. In fact, he intends to be divisive.

However, the most preposterous point that Gidley proffered was the one where he claimed that Trump “can’t say anything” because Twitter suspended his account. Someone really needs to tell Gidley – and Trump – that the White House has a massive press operation that is specifically designed to put messages out to the public. They can even use more than 140 characters. What’s more, Trump has a right-wing media menu of outlets like Fox News, One America News Network (OANN), and Newsmax, to spread whatever falsehoods are clawing to get loose from their diseased craniums.

RELATED: Study Proves that Banishing Trump From Twitter Improved the Internet 73%

It’s notable that Gidley was asserting these accusatory grievances to the millions of viewers on Fox News as he was whining about having no outlet. So he knows that that channel for communications is available. Trump, however, hasn’t even made one of his self-serving phone-in interviews with the bootlickers on Fox and Friends to defend himself. it’s also notable that Kurtz didn’t bother to refute Gidley’s ludicrous claims as to Trump’s alleged inability to communicate with the public.

If the media is asking “Where’s the President,” it’s because Trump himself has decided to go into hiding in the final days of his failed term because he has no discernable excuse for the damage caused by his incompetence and malfeasance. And it’s clear that his spokesman isn’t any better able to make excuses for him either. And the same goes for Trump’s Fox News apologists. This is what the end looks like for a narcissistic sociopath with the emotional maturity of a six year old.

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Study Proves that Banishing Trump From Twitter Improved the Internet 73%

On January 8th, two days after the Donald Trump Insurrectionists assaulted Congress, Twitter finally suspended his account. It was a long overdue action to prevent him from inciting further violence and disseminating ever more preposterous and self-serving lies. Unfortunately, it came after five deaths and the desecration of America’s seat of democracy.

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Trump got away with exploiting social media for years, where he recklessly radicalized an intellectually challenged and emotionally vulnerable confederacy of conspiracy crackpots. He deftly manipulated them to serve his own brazenly selfish and nefarious purposes. It culminated in the riots in Washington that Trump’s deliberately inflammatory rhetoric triggered.

However, that is not the end of the story. Trump will surely continue to advance his egomaniacal aspirations. And he will be aided and abetted by Fox News. On Saturday evening, Fox’s Senior Trump-Fluffer, “Judge” Jeannine Pirro, hosted the Republican’s leading propagator of political cowplop, Jim Jordan. This excerpt from their discussion is illustrative of the deranged mindset on the right:

Pirro: To limit those who are Republicans, to literally get them off the Internet, Facebook and Twitter. I mean there is basically, not just a removal of free speech, but it is a removal of our freedom.
Jordan: Yeah. This cancel culture is dangerous. It’s the most dangerous thing going

That’s right. Removing Trump from Twitter is “the most dangerous thing going.” Clearly more dangerous than the deadly rioters that Trump incited with his incendiary and delusional tweets about election fraud. And far more dangerous than the coronavirus that Trump downplayed and allowed to spread unchecked, killing 400,000 Americans.

Fox News would never engage in that sort of “cancel culture.” Well, except that they have totally refused to give me any airtime to reveal how dishonest and dangerous they are. I mean, what’s up with that? They are removing, not just my right to free speech, but my freedom.

And it’s not like Trump deserves this online suppression. Has he ever “cancelled” anyone? Well, you know, other than cancelling Fox News whenever they have been less than unconditionally adoring or insufficiently flattering for his elephantine ego. If Fox ever permits a Trump critic to speak – even if just momentarily so they can prepare an attack – Trump immediately whines that Fox News is dead and insists that everyone stop watching and switch to even more worshipful channels like OANN or Newsmax.

What Jordan, Pirro, and Fox News continue to fail to understand is that the free speech protections in the Constitution only prohibit government censorship. Twitter is a private company with stated rules that users must comply with. They include refraining from advocating violence and disseminating falsehoods that could result in harm. Trump violated those rules regularly.

The evidence of the harm Trump caused was recently documented in a study that found that after Twitter banned Trump, “online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent.” That’s a pretty revealing statistic that attests to the hypnotic influence Trump has on his cult disciples. It isn’t just an accounting of his Twitter activity, but the combined effect of the retweets and other regurgitation on the part of Trump’s followers.

The fact that Trump’s absence from Twitter and Facebook can have this profound an impact on the disinformation that circulates online is justification for removing him and any other party that seeks to mislead the public in ways that produce violence and tangible trauma to society at large. And that being the case, how about we do Fox News next?

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Trump’s Final, Furious, Flabbergasted, Frothing, Frantic Tweet Annotated

Well, it took four years, but Twitter finally recognized that Donald Trump is a risk to the Constitution’s promise to “establish Justice, [and] insure domestic Tranquility.” It took Trump’s cheerleading of lawless insurrectionists in Washington, D.C., to get Twitter to act. But now Trump has been set adrift to languish in the obscurity of … oh wait. He still has Fox News and a plethora of other right-wing platforms to disseminate his lies and his appeals to terrorists that comprise his cult following.

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After Twitter shut down Trump’s account, he behaved like a cranky toddler who was determined cause a scene in the checkout line at Walmart. He barricaded himself in his bunker, watching Fox News and spitting out what become the last of his twantrums. He tried to continue posting his irate blather on the official White House Twitter account, but those tweets were quickly removed. However, there is some usefulness in observing just how deeply demented Trump has become, and it’s evident in those final tweets. What follows is an annotated version of Trump’s foaming anxiety and ire:

“As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech…”
Trump has been saying for a long time that every media outlet was hell-bent on quashing free speech. But in reality, he was only referring to any incident where private companies prevented him from flinging verbal feces, which they have a right and responsibility to do. And he apparently doesn’t know that, in constitutional terms, free speech only applies to government prohibition of speech.

“…and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform…”
As usual, Trump has no more evidence for his assertion that Twitter coordinated with Democrats or anyone else, than he does of the election fraud he’s been whining about for months. What’s more, Twitter is notorious for their toleration of radical right-wingers who advocate violence and threaten their enemies.

“…to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me.”
Twitter is only “silencing” Trump if you believe that he has no other outlet for his rabid rants. And while he likes to pretend that any offense to him is an attack on all of his cult disciples, that is patently false. They are still able to tweet and whine and regurgitate his belligerent BS.

“…Twitter may be a private company, but without the government’s gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long. I predicted this would happen.”
Trump still has no idea what “Section 230” is or does. It is simply a rule that indemnifies any business that permits online comments from lawsuits for what their users post. Without that protection, the potential liabilities would demand that all such commentary be shut down. It would, in fact, diminish free speech.

“We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future.”
Don’t hold your breath. Whenever Trump says he’ll have a “big announcement” soon it never seems to come to pass. We’re still waiting for his healthcare plan that he said would be revealed in two weeks for the past four years. And any platform of his own would likely just be his next humiliating failure and bankruptcy

“We will not be SILENCED! Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH. They are all about promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely…”
Once again, when Trump says “WE,” he means “ME.” But he’s right that Twitter is not about free speech. It’s a forum for comments that must follow the terms and regulations that Twitter requires every user to agree to. But Trump refuses to follow the rules. He expects special treatment for his own viciousness, then whines petulantly when he doesn’t get it.

“…STAY TUNED!”
Don’t bother. Unless you’re a glutton for relentless griping, egomaniacal self-promotion, and sniveling lies.

This is actually a fantastic way for Trump go out. His Twitter finale could not be more appropriate. It includes all of the top psychotic raves that Trump is known for. And it is a fitting flourish with which to cap his legacy of lies, hostility, conceit, and ignorance.

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HOLY CRAP! Trump Floats a ‘Fight to the Death’ Over His Delusional Election Claims

Christmas week has seen the coronavirus pandemic reach new highs that exceed anything seen since the virus first appeared. So naturally, Donald Trump is at his Palm Beach golf resort watching Fox News (which he alternately hates and loves) and tweeting furiously and incoherently.

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On Saturday morning Trump managed to achieve a unique milestone. In three tweets he succeeded in disparaging all three branches of government, much of which he is personally responsible for.

TWEET #1: The Judicial Branch


Trump is attacking the Supreme Court on which three of his appointees sit, along with three other conservative justices. But because they they had the audacity to rule according to the law, rather than his whims, they are deemed “totally incompetent and weak.” And if Trump has “absolute proof” of election fraud, why hasn’t he presented it in any of the nearly sixty cases he has already lost?

TWEET #2: The Executive Branch


Here Trump is attacking his own cabinet and administration officials. It’s false to say that none of them have done anything. They actually did investigate Trump’s bizarre election fraud claims – the few he bothered to submit – and found them all meritless. But Trump is right that “history will remember.’ Just not what he thinks will be remembered.

TWEET #3: The Legislative Branch


First of all, a Democratic candidate did have an election that was stolen. Hillary Clinton’s election was documented to have been marred by interference from Russia with the knowledge and complicity of the Trump campaign. We could also throw in Al Gore’s election where the Supreme Court halted recounts that would prove errors that resulted in Florida handing the race to George Bush.

More to the point, Trump is attacking his fellow Republicans in the Senate for not bending to his demands to unconstitutionally overturn the election results and the will of the people. But even more troubling is that Trump is raising the specter of violence with his apparent approval of a “fight to the death” in order to secure his bid to become president-for-life.

This isn’t the first time that Trump has tested a violent solution to his electoral humiliation. Earlier this month Trump spoke about a move to escalate dramatically the opposition to Joe Biden’s victory and inauguration. It’s a theme he’s adopting more frequently as his time is running out.

For good measure, Trump also tweeted a ludicrous batch of nonsense about how states are managing the coronavirus pandemic. Since his negligence and incompetence have resulted in making everything worse, he’s attacking the states with lies to shift the blame to others:

Does Trump really think that lockdowns will result in “Far more than the damage that would be caused by the [Trump] Virus”? That would mean the lockdowns would have killed more than the 330,000 Americans who have already died due to COVID-19. And his assertion that cases in California have risen since the lockdown is a flagrant lie. The new restrictions were imposed because of the rise in cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Furthermore, Florida is doing much worse than California per capita. California just recorded about 61 deaths per hundred thousand residents. In Florida the number is 98 deaths per hundred thousand.

So as usual, Trump is wrong about literally everything. And his tendency toward hostility and violence is the sort of thing that inspires the domestic terrorists that idolize Trump (i.e. the KKK, Proud Boys, etc.). He is inflaming these extremists deliberately in a futile, though dangerous, quest for power. And his purposefully reckless and irresponsible behavior is something that history will remember as well.

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Trump’s Year of Vicious Bashing – and Devoted Sucking Up To – Fox News in 2020

Let’s face it … trying to unravel the acute psychoses of Donald Trump is an exercise in futility. It’s like trying to explain why pigs prefer poetry to pedicures. Seriously, don’t bother. And it’s particularly evident in his long-running love/hate relationship with Fox News, the propaganda machine that put him in the White House.

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For the past year, Trump has lashed out furiously at Fox News for a myriad of perceived offenses. He vilified their pollsters as agents of “suppression.” He castigated their producers for having the gall to book Democrats for predominantly disparaging interviews. He lumped Fox in with “fake” news disseminators like CNN and the New York Times. He whined petulantly any time a Fox shill failed to exhibit unqualified adoration or presented him in a less than worshipful fashion.

Naturally, Trump’s anger was often expressed on his favorite communications platform, Twitter, which he also loves to bash (see his incoherent tirades aimed at Section 230). An example of Trump’s fury at Fox was posted last week when he declared that “Fox News is dead”:

The notion that Fox News is somehow aligned with “Radical Left Democrats” is too absurd to even bother responding to. And it is typical of Trump to single out one of the few Black contributors on Fox for criticism. But can anyone figure out what he’s talking about when he complains about “unedited commercials”? However, that specimen of nonsense was just his latest outburst. Here is some of what Trump has been griping about throughout 2020:

So only Trump knows what has happened to Fox News? And he’s keeping secret? Despite that hail of hysterics, Trump still managed to lavish Fox News with love when it suited his purpose. In 2020 Trump tweeted about Fox 230 times. That’s about once every day and a half. Of those, 79 were shout-outs to Sean Hannity (20 of which announced his interviews). Another 81 tweets were aimed at Fox and Friends (of which 11 announced his interviews). Mark Levin got 67 flattering tweets. Lou Dobbs got 55. Maria Bartiromo got 39. Laura Ingraham got 27. Jeanine Pirro got 21. And Tucker Carlson trailed the pack with 17.

In addition to those praiseful mentions of Fox News flacks, Trump also lathered Fox’s competitors with compliments. The One America News Network (OANN) got 80 tweets. And Newsmax gathered 27.

You have to wonder what’s in it Fox News. Why would they tolerate this sort of abuse from an obviously disturbed egomaniac that is headed for an epic flameout? Could it be that just the prospect of a temporary ratings boost would cause Fox to accept being Trump’s whipping boy? Are they so wrapped up in their mission to advance an ultra-conservative agenda that they’ll suffer Trump’s contempt? Does Fox News believe that they will recover from this assault after Trump is demoted to civilian rank?

Fox’s ratings have already taken a considerable hit since election day. Newsmax has been gaining viewers and CNN is regularly beating Fox. In fact, Fox is dangerously close to slipping to third place behind MSNBC. What’s more, Trump has been openly speculating about launching a cable network of his own. Given his track record for business ventures, that would probably just be his next bankruptcy. But it could also cause some further deterioration of Fox’s audience. So the question remains: Why is Fox News behaving like a battered spouse and submitting to this abuse? Are they just as brainwashed by the Cult of Trump as his dimwitted followers? Stay tuned!

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Trump Tweets Impotent Threat From His Golf Cart to ‘Give Our People the Money’

It’s Christmas Day. Do you know where your president is? If you’ve been paying attention for the past four years it would be easy to offer a guess. That’s right – – He’s at his golf resort in Palm Beach. He isn’t with his family. He isn’t at church. He isn’t working on the coronavirus pandemic or the Nashville bombing or any other matter of importance to the American people.

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Trump is doing what he does best: He’s nursing his fragile ego and reaching out to sycophantic bootlickers to suck in some undeserved adulation. And, as usual, he’s documenting his narcissistic obsessions on Twitter:

Notice that Trump doesn’t mention who he allegedly called or met with. And no one has come forward to corroborate that they spoke or met with him. In all likelihood Trump called some of his most devoted cult loyalists and begged them to escalate their efforts to spread his ludicrous and delusional claims of having won the election by a landslide. He might have met with his incompetent attorney, Rudy Giuliani, to see if there are any courts left where he hasn’t already suffered humiliating losses.

Trump is also pretending to wonder why Congress hasn’t approved more relief funds for the beleaguered American people. He must know that Democrats proposed higher sums months ago, and even passed bills to provide it. But they were met with nothing but obstruction from Trump’s pal Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republican caucus. If he doesn’t know that it’s just more proof that he’s mentally deficient and unfit to serve the remainder of his term.

One thing that Trump got right is that the deadly pandemic is not the fault of the people. However, he he’s wrong about who really deserves the blame. That’s because he can’t look into a mirror and see the real culprit. It is his negligence, incompetence, and deliberate malfeasance that landed the country in the turmoil it is in today. And his flaccid, toothless demand that Congress “Give our people the money” is all the more pathetic since he refuses to direct it toward the Republican Scrooges who are withholding it.

Meanwhile, Trump is handing out Christmas pardons to his cronies, confessed crooks, war criminals, and accomplices in crime. And his frantic election fraud babbling is just getting more and more bizarre and removed from reality. So with just 26 more days until Trump is booted out of the White House, the American people are holding on for dear life, hoping he doesn’t create even worse calamities before he’s out the door.

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A Call To Arms? Trump Commands His Cult Followers To ‘Escalate Dramatically’

Reality may be setting in at the White House as it becomes impossible for Donald Trump to avoid conceding defeat. Joe Biden’s seven million vote margin of victory, and his 306 to 232 electoral college win, are gnawing at Trump. And his meritless, evidence-free lawsuits (more than 50 so far) continue to get laughed out of court.

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Donald Trump Tyrant Dictator

In desperation, Trump is resorting to the methods of history’s most loathsome wannabe tyrants. He’s hoping that he can stir up outrage among his cult followers, convincing them that they are all the victims of an international plot to usurp the power of the presidency that Trump believes is rightfully his. It’s a bizarre scenario that requires his glassy-eyed disciples to accept that, despite his omnipotent superiority, he has been outsmarted by someone he disparaged as “sleepy” and “mentally unfit.”

In the process, Trump obviously feels that he needs to mobilize his supporters into a literal army in order to prevent his removal from power. That’s a situation that he fears because it would place him in serious financial and legal jeopardy. Consequently, Trump is deploying his doomsday device: A call to arms! And he’s doing it via Twitter:


For the record, there is no poll showing that 78% of the people feel that the election was rigged. To the contrary, most polls show a majority saying it was not. Trump may be confusing the overall voter polling with just the Republicans. But even there he is inflating the number. A recent Ipsos/Reuters poll showed that 68% of Republicans said the election was rigged. As for the Supreme Court, no expert on the subject expects them to take up Trump’s ridiculous lawsuits.


Trump has still failed to provide any evidence of any illegal votes. He’s just desperate to label Biden as “illegitimate” out of spite. And Trump is on shaky ground when asking about running the country. Because it’s been “run” by an incompetent for the past four years.


Along with portraying Biden as illegitimate, Trump needs to convince people that victory was “stolen” from him in order to foment the sort of anger that erupts into violence.


Here Trump is explicitly calling to “escalate dramatically” the anger he’s been cultivating. He refers to these times as “a very dangerous moment in our history.” And he reiterates his delusional assertion that the election was “stolen” from in a “coup” and that “the public can’t take this anymore.”

There is only one plausible interpretation of that. Trump is giving the order to his Braindead Brigades to take up arms and fight to defend his lust for power. He knows that there will be no ruling from any court – including the Supreme Court that he thought he had stacked – that will uphold his preposterous allegations of election fraud. So the only avenue left for him is through a violent upheaval by unpatriotic thugs on his behalf.

That’s a course of action that will surely fail. Few people will be dumb enough to answer Trump’s call. That doesn’t mean there won’t be a few lost souls who will embark on futile missions to subvert American democracy for Trump’s benefit. And they might even cause some harm to those unfortunate enough to be in the vicinity. But they won’t come anywhere near victory. Trump will remain the loser that he is, and his soldiers will bear the brunt of his ill-conceived civil war.

It’s too bad that Twitter permits this sort of violent agitation by a clearly deranged sociopath. Their impotent labels marking Trump’s tweets as “disputed” have done nothing to deter him from escalating his rhetoric to these perilous levels of insanity. And if there is violence, Twitter will bear some of the responsibility, along with Trump, the spineless Republicans, the crackpot right-wing press, and Trump’s pathetic cult followers.

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Twitter Flagged Trump 63 Times in the Last Week for Posting Misinformation

The headline of this article really needs to sink in: Twitter Flagged Trump 63 Times in the Last Week for Posting Misinformation. That’s a profound indictment of Trump’s veracity and ethics, or more accurately, lack thereof. It means that 40% of Trump’s tweets (not including retweets) were found to be so counter to the facts that the public had to be warned that the President of the United States was lying to them.

Donald Trump, Twitter

It took Twitter years to address Trump’s wanton dishonesty, despite it having been well documented to have exceeded 25,000 lies since his inauguration. Now Twitter is attaching a tepid label to his shamelessly deceitful tweets. But to what end? That meager slap on the wrist obviously hasn’t deterred Trump from continuing to misinform (i.e. lie) repeatedly. And it didn’t even include tweets that maligned the media in Stalinist terms as “the enemy of the people,” or referred to derisively to “Human Radical Left garbage,” or celebrated violence against alleged “Antifa SCUM.”. Although it did include Trump’s first acknowledgement that he lost to Joe Biden, which he quickly recanted in a subsequent tweet

Perhaps Twitter will take a more aggressive stance when Trump leaves office. They reportedly said that a civilian Trump will be subject to suspension for his lies and abuse, just like the rest of the Twitter community. But that remains to be seen.

The “disputed” tweets that Twitter so impotently flagged were predominantly related to Trump’s baseless assertions – and psychotic denial – that the election was stolen him from via fraud and corruption by both Democratic and Republican election officials. Fraud and corruption that even his own Department of Homeland Security, and exhaustive studies by the press, confirmed never occurred. It’s just Trump babbling incoherently that he won all of the swing states “by a lot” and is the victim of a “Deep State” cabal to unseat him.

While that may seem like run of the mill Trumpian bluster, it is actually a gravely serious accusation that undermines the legitimacy of American democracy. It carries the false and inflammatory implication of a coup against the state and justifies the rabidly devoted Trump supporters who are using it to advance calls for a civil war. That’s what Trump’s tweets are purposefully fomenting among his dangerously unbalanced cult disciples who hang on every word he utters as gospel. And Twitter is permitting it.

Trump’s persistent refusal to to concede after having lost the election to Joe Biden – by both a historic popular vote majority and what Trump delusionally said was a an electoral college landslide in 2016 – is driven by pure ego and fear. It is the act of an aspiring authoritarian dictator. And it is an unambiguous incitement to violence against the “ignorant, anti-American and anti-Christian” citizens (as he retweeted) who voted against him. Consequently, it is naïve to pretend that Trump’s behavior won’t stir more hostility by the white-wing extremists who idolize him.

And this is taking place at a time when the nation desperately needs healing both politically and literally due to a pandemic that has already taken the lives of nearly a quarter of a million Americans. Trump has effectively abandoned his duties as president in order to press these ludicrous charges of fraud.

It’s painfully obvious that Trump doesn’t care that more than a thousand people are dying every day from the coronavirus. And he doesn’t care if his followers on Twitter harm others to advance his tyrannical political ambitions. Just as he doesn’t care if they – and he – harm others at his Coronavirus Super Spreader Cult Rallies. So Trump is, with Twitter’s docile consent, just adding to the death toll. Something needs to be done ASAP! Hey Twitter … #DeactivateTrump

UPDATE: Another four tweets by Trump were flagged by Twitter on Saturday. Including the following one that indicates a state of delusion that is beyond pathetic:

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Twitter Says Civilian Trump Will Be Subject to Suspension for His Lies and Abuse

Elections have consequences. And one of those that could be surprisingly significant is the position that Twitter is taking toward the Tweeter-in-Chief, Donald Trump. Now that Joe Biden has succeeded in deposing Trump, he will no longer have the special status that has shielded him from the rules that the rest of have been subject to on social media.

Donald Trump, Toilet, Bathrobe

Trump has been a notoriously abusive presence on Twitter. He lies without shame, invents alternative facts, promotes bizarre conspiracy theories, and attacks anyone who has the audacity to be less than worshipful. Just in the few days since election day, Trump has posted 25 tweets that Twitter had to flag for being untruthful and/or misleading. Anyone else would have been banned from posting with that record of violating the terms of service for the site. And now, according to The Guardian

“Donald Trump could lose more than just the presidency this January. Twitter has confirmed that, if Trump leaves office, he will no longer receive special treatment as a ‘newsworthy individual.’

Twitter’s policy around newsworthiness protects certain people – such as elected officials with more than 250,000 followers – from having their accounts suspended or banned for rule infractions that would otherwise lead to severe penalties.”

The wrist-slapping that Trump has been given in the past by Twitter has had little to no effect on his illicit behavior, other than to stir his bitter anger for having been held accountable at all. In fact, he has threatened to alter laws related to user comments online in an attempt to punish Twitter and other Internet media for trying to establish standards of civil discourse.

However, the prospect of being suspended or banned in the future should he continue being a boorish sleazeball is a step forward in compliance with community standards. Whether that will rein in Trump’s natural tendencies to offend might be a stretch. But it’s a start.

News Corpse has a vested interest in this policy directive. My Twitter account is currently suspended for allegedly violating Twitter’s rules. Twitter didn’t reveal what the violation was, so it’s impossible to know the reason for the suspension. But I can affirm with confidence that there have been no comments that were misleading, untruthful, abusive, or otherwise in violation of Twitters rules. My best guess is that some right-wingers who disagreed with my point of view sought to censor me by maliciously filing false reports causing an automated suspension.

An appeal of the suspension was filed, but Twitter doesn’t give any indication of how the appeal process is carried out. So I have no idea if there will be resolution in the next few days or months or ever. If anyone has any pull with the Twitter Gods, feel free to intervene on my behalf. Also, feel free to post links to my articles on Twitter, as well as tweets beseeching the site (@Twitter, @Jack) to free me from this unfair suspension.

It’s ironic that Twitter gives special treatment to high profile, “newsworthy” individuals. Because people like that have much greater influence. When they tweet lies or abuse it goes out potentially to millions. If I were to do that it would go out to a much smaller audience. So Trump’s abusive tweets have a far more destructive impact than anything I could do, if I had that intention.

Nevertheless, I’m suspended and Trump is still tweeting lies like I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT! and This was a stolen election.”

The good news is that, with Trump’s defeat, he will become another civilian user who will be subject to the same rules as the rest of us. Or at least that’s what Twitter is saying now. That won’t help me get my account (and my ~7,000 followers) back, but it may protect the American people from the avalanche of atrocious falsehoods and attacks that have been gushing from Trump for so many years.

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
Available now at Amazon.

America Has Rejected Trump Bigly and He’s Freaking Out

It’s been two days since election day and several states are continuing to count ballots that were properly cast prior to that day. Contrary to the maniacal ravings of a frantic and desperate Donald Trump, there is no voting in progress, just vote counting. Nevertheless, Trump is aggravating his bone spurs by running around like a greased pig and making ludicrous allegations and demands.

Donald Trump Walking the Plank

On Thursday morning Trump took to his Twitter machine to blast out (twice) an all-caps demand to STOP THE COUNT! That’s an interesting position for him to take considering that A) He has no authority to issue such a demand, and B) If he got his way that would mean that Joe Biden has won. Biden’s current tally of electoral votes is sitting at 270 right now. So ironically, Trump needs the count to continue if he has any hope of being reelected.

Regardless of Trump’s bombastic babbling, there is an undeniable truth that he is furiously trying to avoid for the sake of his fragile ego. The American people have spoken and have clearly stated that they want Trump to get the heck out of their White House. More people have voted for Biden than any other presidential candidate in history. The popular vote margin in favor of Biden is already over 3.5 million. So despite the pending status of the outdated and undemocratic Electoral College, the people have – for the second time – rejected Trump in a big way.

That, however, hasn’t stopped Trump from ranting wildly on Twitter. Along with his impotent order to stop counting votes, Trump has declared that…

Once again, that’s not a determination that Trump has any authority to make. This has already been litigated up to the Supreme Court where it was decided that votes sent before election day, but received after, can be still counted. Trump wants to throw out valid ballots because he knows that he’s losing and his only path to victory is to cheat through either suppressing the vote or filing frivolous lawsuits. With regard to the latter, Trump tweeted that…

Consistent with Trump’s history of flagrant and frequent lying, he offers no proof whatsoever for his assertion of voter fraud. His reliance on the media for affirmation is a bizarre dodge considering his long held opinion that they are “the enemy of the people.” But he says that they have “Plenty of proof” of his imaginary fraud. However, if you take his advice and check that out, you won’t find any such evidence. Unless you’re looking at disreputable outfits like Breitbart, the Gateway Pundit, OANN, or Fox News.

Three of Trump’s Thursday tweets (so far) have been flagged by Twitter as “misleading.” That adds to the six tweets from Wednesday that were also flagged. He is basically producing a steady stream of dishonest propaganda in order to salvage the wreckage of his failed campaign.

To be sure, there are disappointments for Democrats who hoped to have won the majority in the Senate (for which there is still a narrow window) and flipped some more state legislatures. But the verdict on Trump is unmistakable. He is broadly disliked and even hated. He has never been a popular president. His approval rating has never hit fifty percent in four years.

Now this election confirms that the American people are sick and tired of his hostility, dishonesty, ignorance, incompetence, and infantile, self-serving behavior. It remains to be seen if the Electoral College results will provide the relief that the people seek. Current returns suggest that it will. But no matter how much he bellows, Trump can’t change the fact that he is unwanted, except by some law enforcement agencies that are investigating his criminal activities.

NOTE: News Corpse was notified by Twitter recently that its account would be permanently suspended for repeated violations of their rules. Which is strange because it has never been cited for a single violation in 11 years and they didn’t even identify this alleged violation. Meanwhile, Trump repeatedly violates Twitters rules and is slapped on the wrist with a “flag.”

The notice received had no reply address and provided no way to appeal. They just bounced bounced the account and its 7,000 followers. So if anyone wants to tweet articles from this website, please feel free. Thanks for your support.

How Fox News Deceives and Controls Their Flock:
Fox Nation vs. Reality: The Fox News Cult of Ignorance.
Available now at Amazon.