Trump Claims “Totally Boring” Twitter Is Losing Users In Yet Another Bizarre Official Statement, Despite Platform Gaining Millions In First Quarter Alone

He's not taking his ban very well.


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Former President Donald Trump was permanently banned on Twitter after he incited the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Still, honestly, if he weren’t the president at the time, he probably would have been shut down from the site years ago for bullying and his inflammatory remarks. Trump has been essentially deplatformed on social media across the board. As it happens, deadly insurrections aren’t very popular. So, now he has reduced himself to standing on the patio at his property while trying to convince tens of people that he won the election that he clearly lost to President Joe Biden in both the electoral and popular vote. Trump can’t accept that loss any more than he can accept being banned on Twitter, apparently.

So, since he can’t tweet out his crazy-time statements, the former president releases them via email through his post-presidential office and his PAC, according to Mediaite. And then, they get tweeted out by his sycophantic base. The statement released today is another doozy.

“Twitter stock “plunged” as results are no longer cutting it for investors. Shares are off 15% today. Bad forecasts are hurting the outlook but more importantly, in my opinion, it has become totally BORING as people flock to leave the site,” the former guy falsely said. “Michael Nathanson stated, “the math doesn’t make sense” as he lowered his price target. I guess that’s what happens when you go against FREEDOM OF SPEECH! It will happen to others also.”

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While it’s true that Twitter’s stock had a couple of bad days this week, the former guy is not correct that people are flocking from the social media behemoth. CNBC reports that the platform’s total number of monetizable daily users grew by 7 million from the fourth quarter to 199 million.

It seems as if Twitter is doing well financially.

The company reported revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, which was up 28% from $808 million a year prior. Twitter also reported a profit of $68 million, contrasted with a loss of $8.4 million a year ago.

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I’m sure Trump would like the social media platform to crash and burn and attribute that to his ban, but that’s not what is happening at all. Americans are sleeping better at night instead of waking up to grab their phones to check to see if Trump started a war with another country on Twitter. Weirdly, that rant was an “official” statement from a former President of the United States.

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