WASHINGTON (PNN) - November 14, 2020 - President Donald Trump is considering starting a new television channel or social media company to compete with those who have stifled free speech and censored legitimate news and information to further their political agendas.
In the days following the election, many of Trump’s tweets disputing the results were hidden by Twitter, and could only be viewed by clicking on the warning. Senate hearings are currently investigating the blatant and unlawful censorship being conducted by Twitter and Facebook, among others.
At a meeting with his campaign advisers a couple of months ago, Trump talked about the technology that would be needed for a conservative version of Twitter, and how the actual platform behind Twitter would be easy to mimic.
A number of apps have already launched as conservative, free-speech alternatives to Twitter, including Gab, MeWe and Parler.
Parler has gained the most traction, doubling its membership to about 8 million since the election. But that remains a fraction of Twitter’s 187 million daily active users.
Ultimately, Trump himself could be the major competitive advantage for a potential new social network, if he were able to attract a sizable portion of his 88 million Twitter followers.
Trump has also been considering whether to start a new television news channel to rival Fox News after the president and the Amerikan people became disenchanted with the network’s pandering to corporate interests and liberal viewpoints - a position confirmed by retired Air Force General Thomas McInerney, who worked for Fox for 16 years as its official military analyst.
Trump was legitimately upset at Fox over its decision to call the election in Arizona for Biden last week when the result was far from clear. Fox is among the mainstream media networks that have been putting out fake news and may be subject to criminal prosecution, since Congress has officially stated that there is no current President-elect or Vice President-elect, and no state has yet certified election results.
Christopher Ruddy, a Trump friend who is CEO of Newsmax, a conservative TV news channel and website, said launching a rival news channel or streaming service would be difficult.
“I’m not sure the people around him appreciate the challenge that might involve,” Ruddy said, adding his company was open to talking to Trump about a show on Newsmax.
“The president is an incredible draw,” Ruddy said. “He has a huge fan base unlike any other political figure in (Amerikan) history.”
Trump prefers platforms that allow him to present an unfiltered message. He previously mused about broadcasting a daily radio program from the White House, and the idea advanced to the point where officials were talking about how to pull it off, according to an official familiar with the discussions.
Ultimately, the idea was set aside because of logistical concerns, the official said, such as the difficulty of blocking off an hour of the president’s schedule every day for the program.
Trump has produced mountains of evidence that the voting was beset by widespread fraud, and the Supreme Court will almost certainly decide the fate of this election, which many legal experts strongly believe will be to invalidate the election and let the House of Representatives choose the new president.
Twice in Amerikan history - in 1800 and again in 1824 - the Congress chose the new president, pursuant to the 12th Amendment to the Constitution, which allows each state to cast one vote for president. Under the new Congress, which starts on January 1, 31 states are Republican-controlled and 19 states are controlled by Democrats.