President Trump addressed the “Stop the Steal” March through a video released on Twitter after protesters successfully made their way into the U.S. Capitol building while Congress was debating the certification of the electoral college votes.
In a one-minute video that received 10 million views in just over 30 minutes, President Trump had one simple message: Go home peacefully. “You have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order; we have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anybody hurt” said Trump in the video.
If one wants to watch the video of the President’s remarks, they must go directly to his personal Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump because big tech has already made their opinion of the matter clear, and flexed their muscle. Just below Trump’s tweet, a message conservatives have come to know all too well, Twitter put its stamp of disapproval and stunted freedom of speech.
Next to a bright blue exclamation point reads, “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.” In the video, Trump said of the election, “we had an election that was stolen from us. And it was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side. But you have to go home now, we have to have peace.”
After discussing law and order and calling for individuals to go home, he added “It’s a very tough period of time. There’s never been a time like this where such a thing happened where they could take it away from all of us. From me, from you, from our country. This was a fraudulent election. But we can’t play into the hands of these people.”
Twitter is simply calling Trump’s claim of election fraud…election fraud. Twitter then refuses for his message to be able to “be replied to, Retweeted, or liked due to a risk of violence.” However, Trump ends his video saying, “We have to have peace. So, go home, we love you, you’re very special. You’ve seen what happens, you see the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil; I know how you feel. But go home, and go home in peace.”