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Ex-Parler CEO Says He Thinks Trump Uses the Site Under a Pseudonym

Ex-Parler CEO Says He Thinks Trump Uses the Site Under a Pseudonym

When Donald Trump was banned from Twitter, it seemed natural that he would go over to Parler. The Republican-leaning site has much looser rules than Twitter. Parler, though, has also become a haven from white supremacists and some Trump advisers thought it wouldn’t be a good look.

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The former president broke his social media hiatus this weekend with a post on Gab. He hasn’t posted on Parler yet, but he may still be using the site. Former Parler CEO John Matze thinks that Trump uses to controversial platform under a pseudonym.

Matze, who was recently fired by Rebekah Mercer made the comments on Axios on HBO. The former CEO first discussed a meeting he had with Trump in 2019. Trump was reportedly interested in owning a piece of the site.

“I didn’t like the idea of working with Trump,” said Matze. “Because he might have bullied people inside the company to do what he wanted. But I was worried that if we didn’t sign the deal, he might have been vengeful and told his followers to leave Parler.”

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Matze was also asked why Trump never joined the site. He noted that Sean Hannity had said a few months back that the former president joined the site. He continued, “I think he did because — but I think it’s a pseudonym account and that’s just because I don’t think Hannity would be lying on television that Trump had an account.”

Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of HBO:

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