Trump's Very Normal Saturday Amplifying the Far-Right Blogger Shunned by Conservatives - 2020-05-16

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F375.png Trump's Very Normal Saturday Amplifying the Far-Right Blogger Shunned by Conservatives May 16, 2020, Emily Shugerman, Daily Beast

President Donald Trump's Saturday morning started like so many of his mornings do: with a very early Twitter tirade. The president praised lockdown protesters harassing a local TV reporter, retweeted a cartoon depicting Rep. Adam Schiff as the Joker, and lauded a video of a right-wing columnist who was shunned by conservatives for supporting a Holocaust denier.

In a spree of at least 28 tweets starting Saturday morning, Trump retweeted the video of Michelle Malkin, a former Fox News contributor who has since aligned herself with the most virulent corners of the far-right. In the video, Malkin very loudly complained about conservatives being silenced. She decried the decline of "safe spaces" for conservatives, repeating a familiar right-wing claim that social media companies unfairly censor conservative views.

Trump retweeted and supported Malkin's message, writing: "The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google. The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events. Thank you Michelle!"

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{{cite news | first = Emily | last = Shugerman | title = Trump's Very Normal Saturday Amplifying the Far-Right Blogger Shunned by Conservatives | url = https://www.thedailybeast.com/president-trump-fans-out-on-far-right-columnist-michelle-malkin-in-saturday-morning-tweet-storm?ref=home | work = Daily Beast | date = May 16, 2020 | accessdate = May 17, 2020 }}