Trump Breaks Silence – Pushes Back Against Democrats and Censorship

Trump Breaks Silence - Pushes Back Against Democrats and Censorship

( – On Tuesday morning, January 12, President Trump broke his silence as he prepared to leave for the Southern border. The president is visiting Texas to show his administration’s success in building over 450 miles of the wall since he took office in 2017. It was the first time in days the president spoke publicly.

During the minutes with reporters before leaving the White House and again before boarding Air Force One, Trump offered his perspective on censorship and impeachment. He pushed back hard against those dividing the nation.

No Violence and Continuation of Democratic Hostility

The Commander in Chief had little to say about the riots that overtook the Capitol building last Wednesday before leaving the White House for Andrews Joint Reserve Base. However, he did go out of his way to say that he does not condone violence and that he and his administration do not want it.

When it came to impeachment, however, he struck a familiar tone. It’s clear the president is not going to back down or give in to Democrats or Republicans who are running away from him and who are pushing for a second impeachment. Echoing references to the Russian collusion hoax, Trump said the impeachment effort is a “sham” and a “continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics.”

The president further stated that efforts to impeach him were causing “tremendous anger.” In language reminiscent of the Democrats, Trump flipped the narrative. He added that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and soon to be Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) were inflicting danger upon the country.

On Censorship and His Actions Before the Riots

Before boarding Air Force One, the president offered his perspective on censorship by Big Tech. Trump said he believed their actions would be catastrophic for the companies participating in censorship as they divide America.

Without specifics, the president said the actions of a few caused a cascade of actions from other companies, and in doing so, it was dangerous and creating anger. The reference was likely the president’s way of pointing out that they turned to Parler after Facebook and Twitter banned him. Hours later, Amazon joined them and shut down the popular site where conservatives fled in the face of the censorship.

When asked about his role in what happened at the Capitol, the president said the analysis of his speech determined his words were “totally appropriate.”

Trump’s words are bound to have an impact in the halls of Congress on Wednesday as they move towards a “snap” impeachment.

Stay tuned. This is an evolving and ongoing story.

Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst

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