How Is Trump Coping With Deplatforming? Sending Press Secretary To Boast About His Manliness On Fox News
Donald Trump is reportedly not handling his social media bans well. However, fear not — he still has some loyal staff who are willing to soothe his ruffled ego. For one, Hogan Gidley, press secretary to Trump’s re-election campaign, appeared on Fox News Monday, where he frantically assured the hosts that his boss is the manliest man who ever manned the White House.
Trump went “ballistic” when he was permanently banned from Twitter, Politico reports. Though, as President (for perhaps as much as nine more days), he can easily access a platform that reaches the masses, he hasn’t chosen to make the trek to the White House Press Room and address his fans. Instead, he reportedly fumed and fretted and scrambled for a way to reclaim the power he found in tweeting.
Fox News Anchor Bill Hemmer asks Trump National Press Secretary Hogan Gidley if the president feels emasculated from "the social media crackdown." pic.twitter.com/lIirtRXWhN
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While Trump himself hasn’t chosen to make news appearances to deal with the possible repercussions of the attack on the Capitol building by a crowd who’d just finished listening to the President fire them up, his press secretary, Hogan Gidley, did appear on Fox News to discuss the current state of things.
Anchor Bill Hemmer asks, in the clip above, about the president’s feelings as he’s knocked off social media — not just Twitter, but Facebook and Instagram. Specifically, he wonders if this makes Trump feel “emasculated.” Gidley quickly jumps in to assure viewers that not only does Trump not feel emasculated, but that the 45th President of the United States is the most masculine person ever to hold the White House.