Trump vows revenge on Mark Zuckerberg when he’s ‘back in the White House’
The president has dropped another hint he's running in 2024
Donald Trump, in true Scooby-doo villain style, has vowed revenge on Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg when he's 'back in the in the White House', in another hint he will will run for President again in 2024.
The former US president was reacting to Facebook's two-year ban on its platforms, meaning he is unable to use their social media until at least January 2023, the Independent reports.
Next time I'm in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will all be business!
Trump had also branded the ban on Facebook as an 'insult' to his supporters, while accusing Facebook of censorship.
Facebook's Oversight Board upheld the suspension of Trump last month, but said the indefinite time period was problematic, so Zuckerberg instituted these new rules.
Facebook said Trump will only be allowed back on to its platform after the two years, and even then that is if the 'risk to public safety' has receded.
This follows the January attacks on the US Capitol, which many accused Trump of inciting in order to prevent Biden becoming president.
However, a Senate impeachment trial found him not guilty of the charges brought against him, so he is indeed free to run for the Oval Office a second time, and all indications suggest he will.
His spokesperson Jason Miller told AP:
There's a continued, enduring interest and folks encouraging him to run in 2024, but he's in no rush to make a decision. And he'll do that at the appropriate time.
Just a few days ago, Trump permanently shut down his blog after less than a month live online, seemingly due to low readership.
The blog only lasted a month and was set up as a way to reach his audience after being banned from mainstream social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter. He posted his statements on the platform, with visitors to the blog able to share his posts to Facebook and Twitter.
When it was set up, Miller called the page a "great resource" for Trump's statements but did say that it "is not a new social media platform."
Trump has struggled to reach his usual following since being removed from major social media platforms after he falsely claimed that there was widespread fraud in the 2020 presidential election and urged his fans to fight the results.