Former President Donald Trump has called for more countries to boycott two giant social media platforms, Twitter and Facebook, after hailing Nigeria for blocking Twitter in their country.
“Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President,” Trump said in a statement released via Save America PAC on Tuesday, June 8.
The 45th president again denounced Twitter and Facebook for silencing free speech while urging other countries to follow suit.
“More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard,” he wrote.
Trump suggested that the social network giants are evils who have no rights to “dictate good and evil.”
The former president appeared to admit that he should have done more about censorship during his presidency but revealed that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg held him off. Trump also hinted at a 2024 presidential run.
“Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?” Trump wrote.
Trump was permanently banned from most mainstream platforms after the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol. Congressional Democrats and some Republicans tried to shift the blame accusing him of inciting the riot.
In an update earlier this month, Facebook announced that it would ban Trump from resuming his social media platform, including Instagram, for at least two years and maybe longer.
In his response to Facebook’s latest decision, Trump derided the social media tyrant’s ambitious political stance.
“Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election. They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing and ultimately we will win,” he said.
“Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!” the former president added.