Just When You Thought Things Couldn’t Get Worse For Trump, Federal Judge Ruled His Presidential Status Doesn’t Mean Squat In Lawsuit Against Twitter, Will Not Go Forward In FL

Bummer.


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Former President Donald Trump wants his Twitter account reinstated even though he’s launching his own social site ironically named Truth Social. So, the Twitter-addicted former president took it to court. However, U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola rejected Trump’s argument that the behemoth social site’s terms did not apply to him when he was president, noting that the former president “has not advanced any legal authority to support his contention,” according to Forbes.

Reuters reporter Brad Heath tweeted that the court ruled that the “status as President of the United States does not exclude him from the requirements of the forum selection clause in Twitter’s Terms of Service.”

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Further, Heath reports that two other suits were bounced because the twice-impeached one-term president’s incompetent lawyers filed them in the wrong court.

So, now Trump’s suit goes to California. Forbes reports that Judge Scola “agreed to the transfer citing the San Francisco-based social media platform’s terms of service which requires all legal disputes to be handled in Northern California.”

In January, Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey expressed unease about banning Trump from the platform after the former president incited the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection.

“Having to take these actions fragment the public conversation… And sets a precedent I feel is dangerous: the power an individual or corporation has over a part of the global public conversation,” Dorsey said in one tweet.

However, he went on to defend the ban as “the right decision for Twitter.”

“We faced an extraordinary and untenable circumstance, forcing us to focus all of our actions on public safety,” he wrote. “Offline harm as a result of online speech is demonstrably real, and what drives our policy and enforcement above all.”

The narcissistic former president seems to believe that he’s above the rules on private property. Trump has falsely mislabeled his ban as “censorship,” but that word doesn’t mean what he thinks it means. Trump is now the leader of the party of victimization, so he’ll probably never fully comprehend the word rules.

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