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Some of the right wing loonies on this forum insanely imagine that their little cult of fascist Trump worship represents the views of all Americans............but then they live in a delusional "alternative universe" constructed on lies, propaganda and fantasies, so what can you expect.

Twitter's Trump ban after Capitol attack supported by most Americans but not most Republicans, Harris Poll says

Jessica Guynn,

USA TODAY

Published Jan. 12, 2021

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Most Americans, but not most Republicans, support Twitter’s permanent suspension of President Donald Trump after the deadly U.S. Capitol siege, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll shared exclusively with USA TODAY.

 

A majority of Americans – 61% – said they agreed with Twitter’s decision to ban Trump over the risk the president would use the platform to incite further violence, while 39% opposed it. 

 

Facebook also has banned the president at least until President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in and possibly indefinitely after Trump appeared to incite supporters to storm the Capitol.

 

Americans were outraged by what they saw at the Capitol last week, and they’re looking for leadership from the business community,” John Gerzema, CEO of The Harris Poll, told USA TODAY in a statement. “In the absence of action from political leaders, they see a Twitter ban as a reasonable step – and one that will hopefully prevent future dangerous situations.”

 

 

But in a vivid representation of the nation's raw divisions, opinions split along partisan lines, with 36% of Republicans supporting the ban versus 80% of Democrats and 59% of independents.

 

The removal of Trump's Twitter account has sparked censorship concerns among Republicans. More than a third of Americans – 36% – said they were concerned about censorship, but that view was not held by the majority: 69% said social media companies should be able to remove users they consider dangerous, even if it's the president of the United States.

 

And 40% of Americans say Trump should have been banned earlier and described Twitter’s removal as “too little, too late.”

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9 minutes ago, TruePatriot said:

Some of the right wing loonies on this forum insanely imagine that their little cult of fascist Trump worship represents the views of all Americans............but then they live in a delusional "alternative universe" constructed on lies, propaganda and fantasies, so what can you expect.

Twitter's Trump ban after Capitol attack supported by most Americans but not most Republicans, Harris Poll says

Jessica Guynn,

USA TODAY

Published Jan. 12, 2021

(excerpts)

 

Most Americans, but not most Republicans, support Twitter’s permanent suspension of President Donald Trump after the deadly U.S. Capitol siege, according to a new survey from The Harris Poll shared exclusively with USA TODAY.

 

A majority of Americans – 61% – said they agreed with Twitter’s decision to ban Trump over the risk the president would use the platform to incite further violence, while 39% opposed it. 

 

Facebook also has banned the president at least until President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in and possibly indefinitely after Trump appeared to incite supporters to storm the Capitol.

 

Americans were outraged by what they saw at the Capitol last week, and they’re looking for leadership from the business community,” John Gerzema, CEO of The Harris Poll, told USA TODAY in a statement. “In the absence of action from political leaders, they see a Twitter ban as a reasonable step – and one that will hopefully prevent future dangerous situations.”

 

 

But in a vivid representation of the nation's raw divisions, opinions split along partisan lines, with 36% of Republicans supporting the ban versus 80% of Democrats and 59% of independents.

 

The removal of Trump's Twitter account has sparked censorship concerns among Republicans. More than a third of Americans – 36% – said they were concerned about censorship, but that view was not held by the majority: 69% said social media companies should be able to remove users they consider dangerous, even if it's the president of the United States.

 

And 40% of Americans say Trump should have been banned earlier and described Twitter’s removal as “too little, too late.”

Once Trump is out of office next week, he will be quickly forgotten. Especially if the Senate ends up convicting him at his impeachment trial.

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Since McConnell isn't letting it on the Senate floor this week I hope Schumer let's it sit until the first hundred days are over so Trump can sweat it for a while and with any luck do more stupid shit.

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Political Cartoon U.S. GOP conservatives capitol riot

 

 

This adviser, who spoke to Trump on Wednesday amid the siege, said Trump watched the events on television intently. CNN reported that he was so excited by the action, it “freaked out” some staffers around him. The adviser told me that Trump expressed disgust on aesthetic grounds over how “low class” his supporters looked. “He doesn’t like low-class things,” the adviser said

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16 hours ago, TruePatriot said:

their little cult of fascist Trump worship represents the views of all Americans............but then they live in a delusional "alternative universe" constructed on lies, propaganda and fantasies, so what can you expect.

It really is remarkable that so many can be taken in so completely

 

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