Radical leftists and their allies are having a field day over Elon Musk’s reinstatement of former President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. This carries through with the billionaire’s promise to lift the ban and distaste for so-called “permabans.”
The new Twitter CEO posted a poll on his social media platform Friday night asking if Trump should be permitted to come back. Saturday night, Musk declared “the people have spoken.”
Whether Trump will actually return is another story, as he said he is staying with his own platform, Truth Social.
This uncertainty did not dampen the negative spirits of liberal politicians and celebrities. Both groups lashed out at Musk’s attachment to free speech and the platform’s new policies.
Filmmaker Rob Reiner railed against “poison(ing) the American bloodstream” with “disinformation.”
Writer David Leavitt, who should know a thing or two about the 1st Amendment, posted that “every American who dies” because of the former president’s social media presence has Elon Musk to blame.
Reinstate former President Trump
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 19, 2022
And it kept going from there. NAACP President Derrick Johnson called for an immediate advertiser boycott of Twitter over Trump’s reinstatement.
Actress Bette Midler, between hurling profanities, softened by asterisks, lamented giving the now-presidential candidate “another crack at the brass ring.”
The leftist political sphere, never a group inclined to rational thought and subdued expression jumped into the fray with yet more criticism over Musk’s poll and ensuing decision.
On ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff called the reinstatement “a terrible mistake.” He further lashed out at “security concerns” with the platform and protecting user data.
What that has to do with Trump’s Twitter account is anyone’s guess.
The two “Republicans” on the Jan. 6 House Committee also had choice words over the move. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) stated his belief that Trump is not going to be “reformed” if and when he reappears on Twitter.
The other GOP member of the panel, outgoing Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), used it as a promo for Americans to tune in to the soon-ending hearings. That way, they can see the tweets that the committee picks and chooses to make their arguments.
Musk is right. Anyone who does not want to follow the former president is free to ignore him. And as long as he follows whatever moderation standards are in place, there is less than no reason to stifle Trump’s voice — if he chooses to return.