The president spoke about conservative voices being silenced on social media platforms during his rally in West Virginia on Tuesday. He emphasized the importance of giving everyone a voice, even those who he labels fake news.
“We are also standing up to social media censorship, that’s the new thing, that’s the new thing. You know, I’d rather have fake news like CNN, I’d rather have fake news, it’s true, than have anybody including liberals, socialists, anything, then have anybody stopped and censored. We got to live with it,” Trump stated.
“You have Twitter, or whatever you have, you have Facebook. But everyone, you can’t have censorship, you can’t pick one person and say, we don’t like what he’s been saying, he’s out. So we will live with fake news,” he continued. “I hate to say it but we have no choice because that’s by far the better alternative. You can’t have people saying censorship. It can turn around, it could be them next. We believe in the right of Americans to speak their minds.”
President Donald Trump took aim at social media platforms on Saturday, criticizing them for suppressing and even attempting to silence conservative voices. (RELATED: President Trump Rips Into Social Media Censorship: ‘Let Everybody Participate’)
Trump was in West Virginia campaigning for Republican Patrick Morrisey who is running against incumbent Senator Joe Manchin.
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