Donald Trump is holding a MAGA rally in Des Moines, Iowa, tonight, and it’s going down as well as you might have expected. Trump is lashing out at his critics and telling quite a few whoppers about Democratic nominee Joe Biden, and of course, social media. You see, everyone in the world is against Donald J. Trump, apparently. There are consequences on social media for propagating disinformation. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany went there after a New York Post story (we’re not going to link to it) released what it hailed as a bombshell report, but it was Russian disinformation. So, McEnany’s Twitter account was locked down for the “distribution of hacked material.”
And of course, the story has to do with emails, because of course. It’s reminiscent of 2016 — all over again. And naturally, Rudy Giuliani is involved. So, Donald Trump whined about McEnany’s account being locked down at his rally. With Trump, anything he can use as a means to attack his opponents is fair — even if it’s demonstrably false. Trump can’t stop allowing foreign entities to interfere in our elections, and it appears that Twitter isn’t going to let his administration use their behemoth social site to fuck with the upcoming presidential election.
Here’s Trump whining at the rally:
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 14, 2020
It looks like Kayleigh is back:
Censorship should be condemned!
cc: @Twitter & Facebook
NOT the American way‼️ 🇺🇸
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 14, 2020
Twitter users pounced:
Trying so hard to make another emails story.
— Lazarus (@Lazarus59192910) October 14, 2020
And a president and his administration continually lying to the public should also be condemned. Of course you don’t understand that.
— Just Todd says #BidenHarris2020 🌊 #Resist (@ToddBird13) October 14, 2020
When something is obviously fake, they have done the right thing.
— IP Freely (@HypersonicArt) October 14, 2020
The story the Trump administration was pushing just isn’t true, you guys.
NEW: Biden aides who worked closely w the former VP in 2015 said no meeting between Biden and a Burisma adivser occurred.
“I’ve literally never heard of this guy in my life,” said Amos Hochstein, Biden aide / energy expert
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 14, 2020
Trump will continue to whine about this just as he did tonight. As this president rails against “fake news,” he is the main source of disinformation.