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