Trump Utilizes Gab, a Website Described as a Haven for White Supremacists, to Post First Social Media Message Since Twitter Ban
Donald Trump was one of the earliest adopters of Twitter and the social media site helped propel him to the White House. He was, however, banned from the site after the Capitol insurrection in early January.
The former president has reportedly been struggling with that ban. A story from Business Insider claimed that Trump has been writing down insults and asking his aides to tweet them out for him.
The ex-president’s son in law Jared Kushner temporarily talked him out of joining Parler or Gab following to the Twitter ban. That only lasted so long, though, as Trump used Gab to tweet about his impeachment trial last night.
Trump posted a letter about the looming trial. It read in part, “We are in receipt of your latest public relations stunt. Your letter only confirms what is known to everyone: you cannot prove your allegations against the 45th President of the United States, who is now a private citizen.”
The missive, from Trump lawyers David Schoen and Bruce Castor Jr., continued, “The use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding is much too serious to try to play these games.”
The use of Gab to send this message will certainly raise some eyebrows. The website has been described as a haven for White Supremacists. Prior to shooting up the Tree of Life Synagogue, Robert Bowers had frequently used the site to post hateful messages.