Donald Trump strikes again and his trolling prowess has not lost a beat.
The former President of the United States went to his personal page yesterday to give his approval of the country of Nigeria banning Twitter. We all know that since Trump was banned from both Twitter and Facebook in the last days of his time in office he has had a bit of a grudge against the media giants, and rightfully so.
Here is a li'l background from the rarely watched CNN
The Nigerian government says it has “indefinitely suspended” Twitter's operations in the country, the Ministry of Information and Culture announced in a statement on Friday.
“The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria,” it read.
The suspension comes two days after Twitter deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari that was widely perceived as offensive.
In that tweet on Tuesday, the Nigerian leader threatened to deal with people in the country's southeast, who he blames for the recurring attacks on public infrastructure in the region.
“Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War. Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,” Buhari wrote in the now-deleted tweet, referring to the brutal two-year Nigeria-Biafra war, which killed an estimated one to three million people, mostly from the Igbo tribe in the eastern part of the country between 1967-1970.
Here is the statement over at POTUS 45 Donald Trump's Website…
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech–all voices should be heard. In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?
I love how he gets that li'l zing in at the end about Zuck telling him how great he is. Can you imagine the looks that good ol' Mark will get from his fellow cohorts in Silicon Valley for being accused of that?
Now I don't believe for a moment that a country can or should block something on the world wide web. The free flow of information is what the internet is all about.
Yet after initially being totally confused by Donald Trump, I think I have caught up to his game. He loves screwing with those who feel they are the bastion of truth and liberty in the world today. Mainly the press in any of its forms and Twitter and Facebook fall into this category.
Can you imagine those who work at the social media giants being told that they are evil? The fainting couches in the lobbies (or homes now) must be filled up with the sound of all their virtue leaving their bodies. How dare President Mean Tweets call them out for their own game?
One last thing for those who might not see how The Donald is having some fun in his statement about Twitter being banned (but not really) in Nigeria.
Possibly you noticed that he makes a mention of a run in 2024? That has been widely reported since his speech in North Carolina this past weekend. Yet what happened to the story that my colleague Bonchie covered last week where “unnamed sources” were claiming that Trump believes he will be reinstated as President by August of this year? The Frenzy Surrounding the Trump-Reinstatement Claim Shows No Lessons Have Been Learned
Donald Trump is trolling people and quite frankly he is probably the best Troller in Chief we have ever had. Mostly because he was the first to really do this during the internet era but the bar he has set is pretty damn high and I don't see anyone currently that can come close to beating him at this game.
I can't wait until he really gets going for 2022.