Trump reps reportedly told Parler he'd become an active member of the right-wing platform if it banned his critics, but it refused

  

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Via:  hal-a-lujah  •  one month ago  •  31 comments

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Trump reps reportedly told Parler he'd become an active member of the right-wing platform if it banned his critics, but it refused
Trump reps proposed he join Parler in return for 40% of its revenue and a ban on his critics. Parler balked at the idea, according to a new book.

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Former President Donald Trump was prepared to become an active user of social-media site Parler if it banned his critics - but it resisted doing so, according to an excerpt from an upcoming Michael Wolff book.

In an excerpt from "Donald Trump's January 6: The view from inside the Oval Office," published in New York Magazine on Monday, Wolff wrote that Trump's representatives approached Parler when Trump was in office, proposing that he join the platform once he left the White House.

Parler is a right-wing website that was popular with pro-Trump extremists around the time of the Capitol riots on January 6.

"They had floated a proposition that Trump, after he left office, become an active member of Parler, moving much of his social-media activity there from Twitter," Wolff wrote.

Under their proposal, Trump would receive 40% of Parler's gross revenues, and Parler "would ban anyone who spoke negatively about him," Wolff wrote.

"Parler was balking only at this last condition," he wrote.

The 40% figure has been previously reported.

Trump never became an active member of Parler. Twitter and Facebook blocked Trump after the deadly insurrection at the Capitol, citing "the risk of further incitement of violence."

Insider has reached out to Parler for comment.

Trump considered joining Parler under the pseudonym "Person X," its former CEO, John Matze, said in a court filing in January. Matze, ousted as CEO earlier this year, said that Amazon Web Services (AWS) knew about these plans while it hosted Parler. It terminated its contract with Parler - essentially knocking the site offline - to prevent Trump from having any social media presence, Matze claimed.

At the time, Amazon said that "suspending Parler had nothing to do with politics." It suspended the site because Parler was "unable to effectively identify and remove content that encourages or incites violence," it said.

Parler came back online in February with a new web host and new CEO.

Parler became a platform for pro-Trump extremists to gather before and during the January 6 riots, in part because of its lack of content moderation. Following the riots, Apple and Google removed Parler from their app stores.


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Hal A. Lujah
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1  seeder  Hal A. Lujah    one month ago

What kind of boring loser seeks out an echo chamber to grift from?  

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1  Veronica  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @1    one month ago

I think a new phrase should be coined for "boring loser seeks out an echo chamber to grift from".

It should be called "pulling a Trump".

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.1  Tessylo  replied to  Veronica @1.1    one month ago

I've got a great one - every time someone has to have a bowel movement - 'going to take a trump'

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.2  devangelical  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    one month ago

my exact thought.

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.3  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.1    one month ago

I thought that was already a thing....LOL

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Veronica @1.1.3    one month ago

Yeah, I've been saying that for a while now.  I should trademark it.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1.2    one month ago

Lots of them look just like him!

 
 
 
Veronica
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1.1.6  Veronica  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.4    one month ago

I would.  Put it on buttons or hats.

 
 
 
TᵢG
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2  TᵢG    one month ago
Under their proposal, Trump would receive 40% of Parler's gross revenues, and Parler "would ban anyone who spoke negatively about him," Wolff wrote.

Trump attempting to cash in on his presidency (no surprise) while yet again revealing his lack of character.   No matter what this guy does, his sycophants continue to follow.   It is cultish.

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1  devangelical  replied to  TᵢG @2    one month ago

... a racist cult.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3  Thrawn 31    one month ago

I like how one of president snowflakes conditions was that they made it a safe space for him.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.1  seeder  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Thrawn 31 @3    one month ago

Strongmen are quite fragile in reality.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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3.1.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.1    one month ago

They are cowards, there is a reason they ALWAYS single out small minority groups, because they cannot fight back. 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Thrawn 31 @3    one month ago

hmmmm....how much crap did liberals get for "safe spaces" and "echo chambers"?

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.2.1  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2    one month ago

makes me question the "free speech" platform he's promising to launch, "very soon"...

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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3.2.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  devangelical @3.2.1    one month ago

LOL!

Everyone will have to sign a loyalty oath before they can become a member

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.2.3  Veronica  replied to  devangelical @3.2.1    one month ago
promising to launch, "very soon"...

Probably as fast as he was with replacing ACA with something bigger & better.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3.2.4  Kavika   replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2    one month ago

Another fine example of ''Snowflake Trump''.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.2.5  devangelical  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.2    one month ago

I promise to watch the video of him getting power washed off the concrete every day.

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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3.2.6  seeder  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Veronica @3.2.3    one month ago

Probably as fast as he was with replacing ACA with something bigger & better

… and at “a tiny fraction of the cost”, and … wait a second … “who knew that healthcare was so complicated?”

 
 
 
Veronica
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3.2.7  Veronica  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @3.2.6    one month ago
“who knew that healthcare was so complicated?”

Wouldn't you just love to say to him "Anyone that has EVER had to deal with the healthcare system knows how complicated it is".

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.2.8  Hallux  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.2.2    one month ago
a loyalty oath

More likely a royalties oath.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4  JohnRussell    one month ago

Trump probably thinks that twitter and facebook were nothing before or after him. He is mentally ill, and has been for many many years. What does that say about the country as a whole which has empowered him every step of the way, and will continue to do so. 

The right likes to constantly talk about the Founding Fathers.  The FF would have been horrified and angry at the success of a Donald Trump. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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4.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  JohnRussell @4    one month ago

One of the reasons they put the EC in place was specifically to prevent a cocksucker like him from every becoming the president. They didn’t trust the average voter to NOT vote for a dumbass demagogue like Trump. 

Of course things have changed to the point where the EC is no longer able to serve that function and now just serves to inflate the voting power of states where hardly anyone lives. 

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
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5  Thrawn 31    one month ago

One of the reasons they put the EC in place was specifically to prevent a cocksucker like him from every becoming the president. They didn’t trust the average voter to NOT vote for a dumbass demagogue like Trump. 

Of course things have changed to the point where the EC is no longer able to serve that function and now just serves to inflate the voting power of states where hardly anyone lives. 

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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6  Bob Nelson    one month ago

C'mon, people! Don't you understand? 

Trump was just doing an imitation of a Mafia Boss: "Look, Parler... if ya don' gimme the dough, somethin' bad's gonna happen..."

Trump is a great imitator. The greatest ever.... 

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Bob Nelson @6    one month ago

He's gonna make 'em an offer they can't refuse...

...too funny. I'm reading The Godfather right now

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
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6.1.1  Bob Nelson  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1    one month ago

The personage fits pretty well, doesn't it? 

The Don (both meanings, jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif ) even guns down any flunkies who disappoint him!

512

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6.1.2  Trout Giggles  replied to  Bob Nelson @6.1.1    one month ago

love that cartoon...especially his tie

 
 
 
Veronica
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6.1.3  Veronica  replied to  Trout Giggles @6.1    one month ago

I went Bugs Bunny:  "I'm givin ya two minutes to give me the dough, see"

at 4:43

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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6.2  seeder  Hal A. Lujah  replied to  Bob Nelson @6    one month ago

The Don needs a taste.  That’s why Trumpcare never got off the ground - he couldn’t figure out how to grift his 40% … or who’s being fitted for a pair of concrete sneakas for not getting it done.

 
 
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