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In The Wall Street Journal, Trump Is Mercilessly Chastised For His Rant About Censorship.
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In The Wall Street Journal, Trump Is Mercilessly Chastised For His Rant About Censorship.


On Thursday, Twitter users noticed a major contradiction in an opinion piece allegedly written by ex-President Donald Trump and published on the Wall Street Journal's website.

In the essay, Trump complained about being censored by social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, which kicked him off their platforms after he incited a riot at the US Capitol.

Trump is now suing them in class action lawsuits, alleging a violation of his First Amendment rights.

If Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube can censor me, they can censor you—and believe me, they do, writes Donald J. Trump https://t.co/bMFTFypGwm — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) July 8, 2021

In one of America's most widely read newspapers, critics mocked the former president for complaining about a lack of a platform.

They also chastised the conservative newspaper for publishing the piece in the first place, citing Trump's efforts to undermine democracy by overturning the 2020 election result:

Donald Trump is complaining about censorship by writing an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Why won't the WSJ host my op-eds? I AM BEING CENSORED!!!! — Brandon Hieb (@AlmostFurious) July 8, 2021

"I've been silenced!" he exclaimed in the Wall Street Journal. — Thor Benson (@thor_benson) July 8, 2021

If they can censor me, they can censor you. — Stressfully Numb (@Tecaterob) July 8, 2021

ElJefe45 (@JeffM50196181) July 8, 2021

It's not the most important takeaway from Trump's op-ed (the most important is what WSJ opinion has become), but it was still perplexing to me that Trump's use of "illegal alien" was not changed by an editor. AP stopped using the term in 2013, and many pubs have since followed. — Brandon Ambrosino (@BrandonAmbro) July 8, 2021

a fantastic article, the greatest article ever, so many words, only the best words... — Tobias Burri (@tobias_burri) July 8, 2021

Should the WSJ editorial page host someone they have condemned for attempting to undermine democracy? Donald J. Trump: If Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube can censor me, they can censor you—and believe me, they are. https://t.co/mwrLrSUTYm via @WSJOpinion — Mona Charen (@monacharen) July 8, 2021

Trump yells “I AM BEING CENSORED!” from the editorial page of a mainstream international media outlet. Shame on you, @WSJ, shame on you, @WSJOpinion. https://t.co/Kk8jRxk5At — Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) July 8, 2021

They can censor me because I am a person using their product for free! They are a private company! https://t.co/uSYXSgyuW4 — Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) July 8, 2021

WSJ thinks we're idiots. How about you stop platforming insurrectionists who'd rather destroy American democracy than share it with Black people? Just a thought. https://t.co/1MdoLPaRQk — DEMS in Disarray? (@DemsMoreUnited) July 8, 2021

“I'm being censored!” he screams in an op-ed published in one of the world's most influential newspapers. https://t.co/UZpgS6vrq4 — Jon Fassnacht (@JonFassnachtRE) July 8, 2021

"I'm being censored," cries the former president in the second most widely circulated newspaper in America, which is exactly how censorship works. https://t.co/trZhkbBxhT — Jon Robert Rathburne Eugene Harold (@boatloadsbaley) July 8, 2021

"I'm being censored," a man complains in a guest column reprinted in one of the world's largest newspapers, after returning from a weekly in-person political rally. pic.twitter.com/eNApN7VY7X — mausmalone (@mausmalone) July 8, 2021

Hey, Wall Street Journal, how is he "censored" if he can "write" for a national newspaper?—, Federico Chiesa stan account (@LeeSpring_) July 8, 2021

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