Trump Threatens to Shred First Amendment to Defend 'Free Speech' - 2020-05-27
After weeks of tweeting misinformation about mail-in voting, on Tuesday decided to slap a small disclaimer on some of President Trump's posts on the subject. "Get the facts about mail-in ballots," reads a link to a string of reputable reports about proxy voting, which is practiced in both Democratic and Republican states, and has not been proven to lead to widespread fraud, contrary to what the president has claimed repeatedly.
Trump's response was to threaten to cancel the First Amendment.
Trump, writing voluntarily on a corporation's publishing platform, tweeted Tuesday night that the social media giant is "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election" and "completely stifling FREE SPEECH." After what we can only imagine was a sleepless night spent on the phone with top-flight constitutional scholars, Trump came up with the pERfEcT defense of free speech: Threatening to use the federal government to regulate or shut down social media outlets if they don't do what he wants.