Republicans Tell Politico They Hope Trump Stays Off Twitter

  
Via:  Devangelical  •  2 months ago  •  14 comments

By:   TommyXtopher (Mediaite)

Republicans Tell Politico They Hope Trump Stays Off Twitter
The prospect of former President Donald Trump returning to Twitter has GOP Congressional and campaign aides in something of a panic.

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The prospect of former President Donald Trump returning to Twitter has GOP Congressional and campaign aides in something of a panic, telling Politico they hope he "stays the hell away from" the social media platform.

Trump was banned from Twitter following the January 6th insurrection, but there has been heavy speculation that billionaire Elon Musk could reinstate Trump's privileges once he assumes control of the company.

The news of Musk's purchase sent Politico Playbook authors Rachel Bade and Eugene Daniels to the phones to find out what Republicans think of Trump's return, and they report the vibe is rather fearful:


On Monday night, in a series of calls and texts with several top GOP insiders, every single one of them told us that they hoped the former president stays the hell away from Twitter, lest he sink their chances at flipping the House and Senate. Some of his allies even think that a return to his old Twitter habits could damage his own brand ahead of a possible third presidential bid in 2024.

"If I'm a Democrat, I'd pray that Elon Musk puts Trump right back on Twitter," said one House GOP leadership aide, who asked not to be named to speak candidly. "I don't think it costs Republicans the House, but it certainly will elevate Trump's opinions — and is going to put Republican candidates and members back having to answer for that."

The person added: "It's enough to create headaches — and it's enough to probably cost us a couple seats."

White House Press Secretary Jen Psakiwas asked Monday about the prospect of Trump's return, but would only comment generally on concerns over social media.

"We've long talked about and the president has long talked about his concerns about the power of social media platforms, including Twitter, to spread misinformation, disinformation, the need for these platforms to be held accountable," Psaki told reporters.

 


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devangelical
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1  seeder  devangelical    2 months ago

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Ender
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2  Ender    2 months ago

So much for toof social...

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.1  seeder  devangelical  replied to  Ender @2    2 months ago

that dumb ass couldn't even remember the name of his own site at his last rally for the delusional...

 
 
 
Hallux
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3  Hallux    2 months ago

Donald has said he will not return which means he will.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1  seeder  devangelical  replied to  Hallux @3    2 months ago

that's a gimme...

 
 
 
Ender
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3.2  Ender  replied to  Hallux @3    2 months ago

He can't stand not having a spotlight on him.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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3.3  Snuffy  replied to  Hallux @3    2 months ago

I imagine there are a few news organizations who would like Trump to get back on so that they have another source for stupid quotes to hammer him with.  Hell,  how much money did CNN make thanks to Trump being in the Oval Office?  Love him or hate him, he's a lighting rod to bring people into the news sites and generate more traffic. 

 
 
 
Hallux
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3.3.1  Hallux  replied to  Snuffy @3.3    2 months ago
Hell,  how much money did CNN make thanks to Trump being in the Oval Office?

None from me, I have not watched CNN for well over a decade. On occasion I will watch FOX when reading Leviticus becomes boring and I need a presleep giggle.

 
 
 
Ender
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4  Ender    2 months ago

tesla took another hit. Down 121 points today.

Lost 124 billion in value so far.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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4.1  Snuffy  replied to  Ender @4    2 months ago

The entire market took another huge hit today, not just Tesla.  Looks like we're going into a bear market.  I just hope it's not too terribly long lasting as I was planning on retiring in a month.  I've read some economists who are now saying that we stand a chance of avoiding a recession, I sure hope so.

 
 
 
Ender
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4.1.1  Ender  replied to  Snuffy @4.1    2 months ago

I hate to say it but I thought it was artificially high. I mean they can't just keep rising forever.

If that was the case, everyone could quit their jobs and live off of stocks.

 
 
 
Snuffy
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4.1.2  Snuffy  replied to  Ender @4.1.1    2 months ago

It was definitely ripe for a correction.  But a bear market is one hell of a correction.  Nice thing is a bear market is always followed by a bull market and a few years of good growth.  As I don't need to pull anything out of my investments for a good seven years or so and can live on what I have available I will get to the bull market and should recover nicely.  Here's hoping I'm right...

 
 
 
bbl-1
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5  bbl-1    2 months ago

GOP worried 'the orange one' will resume in the tweet world?

Sounds like a deflection.  If I were the GOPERS I think I'd worry more about some of that dirty foreign money showing up.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
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6  Paula Bartholomew    2 months ago

I just saw a video about some of the morons who are coming back to twitter.  It will become disinformation central.

 
 

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