Type to search

We The People Store: Get your conservative merch today!
Politics Technology

Twitter censors White House account for quoting Trump’s flagged ‘THUGS’ tweet

Chris White on May 29, 2020

Twitter censored the White House’s official Twitter account after it shared and quoted a President Donald Trump tweet Friday that the company’s moderators hit for “glorifying violence.”

The account shared a tweet Trump composed early Friday morning in which he called people rioting and looting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, “THUGS” and suggested that he will send in the military, adding that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” Twitter hid Trump’s tweet under a banner noting that the post violates company rules against glorifying violence.

“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” a tweet from the White House’s official account reads, quoting the president.

Twitter did not remove Trump’s tweet, arguing that it is in the “public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.” The platform applied the same label to the White House’s post, limiting who can comment and like the post while allowing users to share the tweet widely.

Twitter placed a “fact check” label on a Trump tweet Tuesday in which he alleged that California’s mail-in ballot is “fraudulent.” The president signed an executive order Thursday calling for social media platforms to lose their protection from legal liability if they engage in censorship.

Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]

Scroll down to comment!

Daily Caller News Foundation
Daily Caller News Foundation

Founded by Tucker Carlson, a 25-year veteran of print and broadcast media, and Neil Patel, former chief policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, The Daily Caller News Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing original investigative reporting from a team of professional reporters that operates for the public benefit.

  • 1
Previous Article
Next Article

12 Comments

  1. Avatar
    Michael Groves May 29, 2020

    While I agree with the Freedom of Speech Right. FACEBOOK, and TWITTER do not abide by it. So both should be shut down for 60 days to set an example.

    Reply
  2. Avatar
    Jojodmonkey May 29, 2020

    The blackasshole deserves what he got! Burn in hell racist!

    Reply
  3. Avatar
    Louisa Swanson May 29, 2020

    They censored him again for telling the [email protected] THEY ARE THUGS!! They burned down a bar that belonged to a black man and they arenl;t thugs?!

    Twitter should be shut down permenently!!!

    Reply
  4. Avatar
    Louisa Swanson May 29, 2020

    HE IS NOT A RACIST!!
    JOJOMONKEY, I CAN;T REPLY TO YOU SO I;’M REPLYING HERE, THEY ARE THUGS!!
    THEY BURNED DOWN THE BAR OF A BLACK MAN, DID YOU KNOW THAT:?! HE IS TELLING THE TRUTH!!
    HE IS NOT A RACIST!!! HE;S THE BEST PRESIDENT WE HAVE AND YOU CAN BURN IN HELL!!!

    Reply
  5. Avatar
    Margo L ONtiveros May 29, 2020

    Great Idea!!

    Reply
  6. Avatar
    William Burke, Jr. May 29, 2020

    I”ve been suspended from Twitter for over two and a half years now when I criticized Maxine Waters anti-Trump suppoorters comments” when you see them a deparhtment sotah, or in a restooranht, or at a gasoleen stashun, you tell them you’ not wanted heyah!” Every time I try to appeal my suspension I get my “account won’t be restored because I violated their policy against hate speech.” Twitter is run by a bunch of filthy liberal bastards who ought to be shut down. Allow freedom of speech? Not for Trump supporters, evidently. I have been treated fine by facebook, no problems.

    Reply
  7. Avatar
    Mark Gelo May 29, 2020

    Twitter is way out of line trying to censor our president’s right if free speech, ie, The first ammendment to the Constitution of The United States of America.

    Reply
  8. Avatar
    Richard F Kast May 29, 2020

    Everyone has seen the knee on the neck and the man was handcuffed. Why they didn’t just put in the back seat and move to the police station. However, this whole thing was an excuse for the thugs to burn and steal. The burning and stealing had nothing to do with his murder. I personally thought we were getting past all this, but what happens when a police officer gets killed by white or black? Nothing, a matter of fact the blacks jump in joy. Looting was nothing more than an animal instinct to rob and burn.

    Reply
  9. Avatar
    Richard F Kast May 29, 2020

    What part of the truth you did not like

    Reply
  10. Avatar
    Billy Edens May 29, 2020

    This may be how other countries resolve issues but not Americans. Let’s face a few bad elements were not protesting but using a bad situation to incite more violence. George’s family needs support while asking for justice. The burning of businesses is not the same as protesting. I saw the same response in LA during the early 90’s where to many innocent lives were interrupted. I guess cooler heads is not the emotion citizens support?

    Reply
  11. Avatar
    Jeff May 30, 2020

    Totally accurate statement. I waited to see the money trail, as to whether this was going to be a legit protest or not. But “Shoot the White People” came as the “Crowdfund” accounts were revealed. So “THUGS” is accurate. They are financed perpetrators of harm/destruction. By definition, thugs. Ushered in by the Mayor and Governor (political class)… It is Antifa/BLM 2.0 … When the Truth is scoffed, Lies rule the narrative… Twitter loses this fight decisively.

    Reply
  12. Avatar
    Sharon Chang May 30, 2020

    I was banned fromTwitter for a comment 2 weeks ago on a Charlie Kirk post. I called Pelosi a deranged Sea Hag. It was sarcasm, but twitter called it hate speech even though it doesn’t meet the standards they stated. Maxine Waters has called POTUS much worse with impunity. I’m no one, but now as a conservative, I can’t even access the site.

    Reply

Leave a Comment Mark Gelo Cancel Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
DON’T MISS OUT!
Subscribe To Our Newsletter
There are a million ways to get your news.
We want to be your one in a million.
Stay Updated
Give it a try, you can unsubscribe anytime.
close-link
Send this to a friend