Do me a favor, Zuckerberg! Trump is officially asking Facebook to let him back ON for the sake of “freedom of speech” as he builds the run for 2024 after being blocked for his response to Capitol Riot
- Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign argued to Meta that his Facebook account should be restored immediately for the sake of “public discourse.”
- He was suspended for two years for conduct related to the Capitol riot
- Trump may also be preparing for a return to Twitter, a Wednesday report said
Donald Trump is looking to regain his social media supremacy just 10 days before the first official event of his 2024 presidential campaign.
He once had social media accounts that were among the most viewed on Facebook and Twitter, and was booted from both platforms for his actions surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol.
He’s been reinstated to Twitter thanks to the results of a public user poll conducted by his eccentric billionaire new owner, Elon Musk.
And on Tuesday, according to NBC News, Trump’s campaign sent a letter to Facebook’s parent company Meta asking for a meeting to discuss bringing the ex-president back online on the grounds of free speech.
“We believe that the ban on President Trump’s Facebook account has dramatically distorted and inhibited public discourse,” the letter said.
Donald Trump’s 2024 campaign is aiming to get him back on Facebook, according to a Wednesday report
The letter also argued that the ban “disrupts” a fair electoral process.
Meta reportedly told NBC that it “will announce a decision in the coming weeks in accordance with the process we have established.”
DailyMail.com has reached out to Trump’s spokesman to request a copy of the letter.
Trump has been accused of angering his supporters on social media in the run-up to the 2021 Capitol riot, when a mob believing his claims that the 2020 election was stolen attempted to violently disrupt confirmation of President Joe Biden’s victory .
He received an indefinite ban from Facebook, which drew criticism from the platform’s oversight board. It was limited to a two-year suspension in response.
His campaign reportedly asked Meta to meet to discuss Trump’s suspension from his social media platform Facebook (pictured: Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg).
Trump has yet to return to Twitter despite having his account reactivated for almost two months.
His primary communication channel was Truth Social, an app from his own company founded after he left office — Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG).
Trump regularly posts on the app; however, he resigned from his position as chairman of TMTG less than a month before the company was subpoenaed by the SEC over an investigation into a “blank check company” with which the company was reportedly merged.
He hasn’t said anything about a return, but Trump expects a far larger audience on Twitter than he does on Truth Social.
As of Wednesday, the ex-president’s Truth Social account shows 4.82 million followers — by far the most popular profile on the platform.
But he has more than 87 million followers waiting for him on Twitter.
His campaign’s petition to Facebook comes less than two weeks before its first event in 2024.
Trump has been booted from Facebook and Twitter for his behavior in connection with the US Capitol riot
It will be more than two months after Trump announced in a lavish ceremony at his Mar-a-Lago mansion on Nov. 15 that he was running for the White House for a third time.
The event will be held in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2024, according to Trump. Campaign.
According to the press release, he will be there on January 28 to introduce his leadership team from South Carolina.
He will be joined by Republican South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and his senior Senator Lindsey Graham, a staunch Trump ally in Congress.
It is a notable choice for its first official appearance in the 2024 campaign. It is now the first state in the 2024 Democratic primary cycle after the national party moved to overhaul its races.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11650387/Trump-formally-asks-Facebook-let-builds-2024-run.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Trump is officially asking Facebook to keep him ON again while he builds the run for 2024