by Sharon Rondeau
(Jan. 15, 2021) — As tweeted by former NYPD Commissioner and Trump supporter Bernard Kerik Friday evening, Facebook has restored President Donald J. Trump’s videos under the heading, “Political Candidate.”
The videos, however, depict Trump delivering a speech from the White House on December 22 in the background as well as his January 4 rally speech in Georgia for Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
Both reportedly lost to Democrats, the press reported, tipping control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats for the next two years.
At approximately 6:15 p.m. EST, Kerik, who was pardoned by Trump for a tax-related conviction from 2015 for which he spent time in prison, tweeted, “President @RealDonaldTrump’s @Facebook and @Instagram account have now been reactivated! @Twitter must do the same!”
Twitter was the first social-media company to shutter Trump’s account, followed by Facebook, with both left-leaning entities claiming his comments might incite violence following the incursion at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 which overlapped a rally at which Trump spoke approximately a mile away.
Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and investigatory information now emerging point to a pre-planned event designed to sully Trump’s final days in office after Democrat Joe Biden was “certified” as the winner of the November 3 election.
One eyewitness report recorded on video shows that the incursion at the Capitol began while Trump continued to address rally attendees shortly after 1:00 p.m. on January 6, the day the electoral votes were to be tallied.
Many Americans doubt the declared results, and a three-part report issued by current White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro written in his personal capacity states that the election was stolen by six different methods of wide-scale fraud carried out in six “battleground” states and most likely planned since Trump won the 2016 election.
In his December 22 address, Trump said that “maybe” the “next administration will be me,” although current reports say he is leaving Washington Wednesday morning prior to Biden’s inauguration.
On New Year’s Day, Trump tweeted that “massive amounts of evidence” were to be made public at the January 6 joint session of Congress, which was brought to an abrupt halt after the chamber was breached by individuals currently being identified by the FBI. When counting of the votes resumed, lawmakers arguably in a state of shock largely abandoned any unvoiced objections and placed their imprimatur on the vote totals as certified by all 50 state governors with Senate President Mike Pence declining to question the returns from states where widespread fraud was reported by thousands of sworn affidavits and eyewitness testimony to state legislators over November and December.
Indeed, Republicans gained 15 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, a governorship and control of the New Hampshire legislature on November 3, with Trump initially winning in the swing states of Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan until he was declared the loser the following morning.
No incumbent congressional Republicans or primary winners were defeated by Democrats, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced in the days following the election as the GOP continued to gain seats in the lower congressional chamber.
Democrats, many Republicans and commentators swiftly blamed Trump for the violence at the Capitol based on his urging of his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically” express to Congress outside the Capitol their desire to see the electoral results scrutinized. Disregarding his use of the word “peacefully,” on Tuesday the House impeached him, without hearings or due process, for the second time.
Several weeks ago, “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo said on her daily show, “Mornings with Maria,” that an intelligence-community source informed her that in fact, Trump won the election.
Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook. Last Sunday, Rep. Devin Nunes claimed to Bartiromo that Facebook spent as much as $500 million to influence the election in Biden’s favor.
A report by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline of the Amistad Project said that “hundreds of millions of dollars” were spent by Facebook for that purpose to include drop boxes established in targeted neighborhoods to receive mail-in ballots not approved by the respective state legislatures. Another form of fraud, Kline wrote, included the sharing of voter information between local governments and “left-leaning third-party organizations” (p. 13).
Meanshile, Giuliani tweeted Friday, his YouTube channel has been affected by censorship. “This has NEVER OCCURRED in U.S. history!” he wrote.
On Sunday evening, the social-media platform Parler was dehosted by Amazon Web Services, which claims the Twitter competitor does not do enough to rein in posts suggestive of violence. Twitter, too, has been criticized for allowing potentially illegal content in users’ feeds while taking an active role in censoring content it finds distasteful, as admitted to by CEO Jack Dorsey in undercover video released by Project Veritas on Thursday.
In total, Trump, a sitting president of the United States, was censored by more than a dozen outlets, including payment facilitators which refused to process contributions to his campaign.
Trump’s restored Instagram account can be viewed here.