Monday, 18 January 2021

Trump campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley says president CAN'T denounce the Capitol riot because he's been banned from Twitter and insists voter fraud claims came from 'attorneys and advisers'

 Donald Trump's campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley says the president can't  denounce the Capitol riots because he doesn't have access to social media.

Gidley also told Fox News on Sunday that Trump's election fraud claims came from 'attorneys and advisers' and the president 'doesn't make these things up'.

'The media are trying to have it both ways,' Gidley said, referring to calls for Trump to criticize the violent siege while he is banned from Twitter. 

Donald Trump's campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley insists the president can't denounce the Capitol riots because he has been de-platformed by social media. Gidley also told Fox News on Sunday that Trump's election fraud claims came from 'attorneys and advisers' and the president 'doesn't make these things up'

Donald Trump's campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley insists the president can't denounce the Capitol riots because he has been de-platformed by social media. Gidley also told Fox News on Sunday that Trump's election fraud claims came from 'attorneys and advisers' and the president 'doesn't make these things up'

'On the one hand, [media says] he should be censored by big tech and not be allowed to talk,' he added. 

'He also shouldn't say anything because it's divisive. And then when he doesn't say anything and can't say anything because the platform have removed him, they say, "Where's the president? Why aren't we hearing from him?" The whole thing is disingenuous.' 


Discussing voter fraud claims that have been central to Trump's fury since his election loss, Gidley said Trump is 'getting that information from advisers who are telling him they have evidence of certain things. So he’s going to come out and say "here’s what I know" or "here’s what I’ve been told." The President doesn’t make these things up”

Gidley has been tweeting in the days since Trump's Twitter account was permanently suspended.

His Twitter feed is one of the few remaining social medial outlets Trump can use to get his message out - though Gidley must be careful not to share a message worded directly from the president, or his account would likely be shut down for aiding 'ban evasion'. 

On Saturday he refuted reports that Rudy Giuliani was part of the president's impeachment defense team and called the trial a 'hoax' and a 'disgraceful attack on our constitution'. 

As president, Trump has the ability to hold a press conference from the West Wing and has been using pre-recorded videos to share messages with the American people in the final days of his administration. 

Last week, Gidley said: 'The most masculine person I think to ever hold the White House is the president of the United States.'

Fox News' Bill Hemmer asked Gidley if Trump was feeling 'emasculated' because his Twitter and other social media accounts had been suspended. 

'Look, I wouldn't say emasculated,' Gidley began. 

'The media are trying to have it both ways,' Gidley said, referring to calls for Trump to criticize the violence siege while he is banned from Twitter. He is pictured with the president in June 2019

'The media are trying to have it both ways,' Gidley said, referring to calls for Trump to criticize the violence siege while he is banned from Twitter. He is pictured with the president in June 2019

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After touting Trump's masculinity, Gidley attacked Twitter and Facebook's decision to ban the president.'

Gidley was also asked by Hemmer how Trump planned to communicate with the public in his post-presidency.  

'That remains to be seen. As I said, you can absolutely censor us. You can't silence us. And we’ll see how the president reacts, and we'll see what Twitter and Facebook decide to do with his accounts,' Gidley answered. 

'There are obviously a lot of options out there. Whether he ends up creating his own entity, we’ll wait and see, but the president of the United States most assuredly is going to be able to communicate with his followers and the American people one way or the other,' Gidley added.   

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