WATCH: Jen Psaki Explains Why She Doubts Trump’s Social Media Will Be Reinstated
There’s been an official announcement that Donald Trump’s Facebook account is suspended until at least 2023, and his supporters aren’t happy about it. While Facebook is not a government entity and Press Secretary Jen Psaki doesn’t work for or speak for the company, a media question was addressed to her about the decision, and she shared her thoughts.
Psaki has become known for her ‘Psaki Bombs’ — quick responses that cut to the heart of the question. In this case, she shared her own opinion about any hypothetical reinstatement for Trump, suggesting that she doesn’t expect it to happen, since Trump’s bad behavior on social media has been out in the open to observe for years, and there’s no sign the “zebra’s gonna change his stripes over the next 2 years.”
Psaki: We learned a lot from the former President over the last couple of years about his behavior and how he uses these platforms. Feels pretty unlikely that the zebra is going change it’s stripes over the next two years pic.twitter.com/XCIqUfaTqw
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 4, 2021
Donald Trump just shut down his blog, with his posts being shifted from the now-deleted ‘Desk of Donald J. Trump’ portion of the site to the ‘News’ page. Despite reports that this was due to low readership, his aide, Jason Miller, says it’s really because he’s joining a new social media site, and that this new site will challenge Twitter.
Yes, actually, it is. Stay tuned! https://t.co/USKGvVXe2f
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) June 2, 2021
And in 2021, a new platform will challenge Twitter… https://t.co/5ZhLPMSdHd
— Jason Miller (@JasonMillerinDC) June 4, 2021
Despite this supposed new site that has been a talking point since before Trump left office, an official statement from the ex-president suggests he’s still unhappy about the decision.
Statement from former Pres. Trump:
“Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election. They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing and ultimately we will win." pic.twitter.com/g9bq2DZ1rf
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 4, 2021
Trump’s complaint about the ruling as “censoring and silencing” and his declaration that he will “ultimately” win doesn’t exactly showcase confidence in the popularity and success of a new platform, especially after his blog failed.