The First Amendment in the Constitution is our right to free speech. This right is critical to our ability to remain free.
Yesterday, Twitter and Instagram blocked President Trump from using his accounts. This morning, Matt Couch, from The DC Patriot, tweeted that the entire Trump family has been indefinitely banned from Facebook.
This has effectively blocked us from hearing from President Trump. Whether you loved or hated his tweets, you knew what he was thinking and what he wanted you to know. This de-platforming deprives you of hearing from your President during one of the most crucial times in our Nation’s history. It has created a void into which others can speak without correction.
And speaking, they are. Media outlets have jumped in to fill the void with disinformation and outright lies. The idea that President has conceded the 2020 Presidential race is spreading like wild fire–but it is not true. He has not conceded.
It is unclear where the idea that he conceded originated. A tweet by Dan Scavino, later retweeted by Kayleigh McEnany, seems to be the source for at least some of the articles circulating.
There are a few very important things to note about these tweets:
- Nowhere in the tweeted statement does it directly say President Trump has conceded.
- The wording is interesting, especially in light of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s earlier comments reported by The New York Post. “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,” Pompeo said with a smile (Pompeo predicts ‘smooth transition’–to second Trump administration).
- Finally, and perhaps most curiously, neither Scavino or McEnany tweeted the comments from their official White House accounts–they were tweeted from their personal accounts. As of now, the last tweet Scavino shows on his official White House account is dated December 11, 2020. Currently, McEnany’s last tweets from her official White House Press Secretary account were retweets of the President asking people not to be violent at around 3 pm, January 6th, 2021.
Clearly, misinformation is at an all-time high. We are in an information war. Be very wary of anything attributed to President Trump unless you see him say it yourself. Be prepared for deep-fakes, too. Don’t be demoralized into passivity by fake news. Question everything.
President Trump is a fighter and he loves this country. He knows that if we let them steal this election, our Republic as we know it will cease to exist.
President Trump has not conceded.