Campaign aide Hogan Gidley says ‘Trump is the most masculine person to ever hold the White House’ after he is asked if the president losing Twitter is ’emasculating’
- The Trump campaign’s national press secretary Hogan Gidley praised President Donald Trump for his manliness in an interview Monday
- ‘The most masculine person I think to ever hold the White House is the president of the United States,’ Gidley told Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer
- Hemmer had asked if the president was feeling ’emasculated’ because Twitter locked him out of his account
- Gidley floated that Trump-supporting small businesses should flaunt COVID-19 closures to teach Twitter and Facebook, also private companies, a lesson
- ‘If you’re going to allow Facebook and Twitter to act the way they’re acting, then we’re going to open up as well,’ Gidley suggested business owners say
‘The most masculine person I think to ever hold the White House is the president of the United States,’ Gidley told Fox’s Bill Hemmer.
Hemmer had asked Gidley if Trump was feeling ’emasculated’ because his Twitter and other social media accounts had been suspended.
‘The most masculine person I think to ever hold the White House is the president of the United States,’ President Donald Trump’s campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley said Monday on Fox News Channel
Gidley (right) was asked by Fox’s Bill Hemmer if Trump was feeling ’emasculated’ because his Twitter and other social media accounts had been suspended. Gidley answered that he ‘wouldn’t say emasculated’ and then complimented the president’s manliness
President Donald Trump, speaking at a rally in Georgia one week ago, is ‘the most masculine person,’ according to his campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley, who made the remark when asked if losing access to his Twitter account left Trump feeling ’emasculated’
‘Look, I wouldn’t say emasculated,’ Gidley began.
After touting Trump’s masculinity, Gidley attacked Twitter and Facebook’s decision to ban the president, after he inspired a mob to march on Capitol Hill with remarks he made at a rally Wednesday.
His supporters broke into the Capitol Building in a violent incident that killed five, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer.
‘What he does see is a systematic attack against, not just him, but against 75 million Americans who disagree with the socialist, communist vision that Democrats have for this country,’ Gidley continued. ‘That is completely unfair.’
Gidley was referring to the 74.2 million Americans who voted for Trump in November.
‘And by the way, if Twitter and Facebook are private businesses and you can’t do anything about it, then I think every pizza shop owner, every gym owner, every restaurant should open up right now and say if you’re going to allow Facebook and Twitter to act the way they’re acting, then we’re going to open up as well,’ Gidley continued.
Gidley suggested that small businesses should flaunt COVID-19 restrictions amid rising numbers of coronavirus cases due to the holidays.
‘The American people I think are sick and tried of government overreach and you’re going to see the ramifications of that I would imagine coming up soon,’ Gidley said.
But Facebook, Twitter and the other social media companies that banished Trump are private entities, so are not obligated to give him a platform under the 1st Amendment.
And in fact, Trump’s push to have section 230 of the Communications Decency Act scrapped would have likely caused more censorship from social media companies, because that section gives those platform legal protection from what individual users post.
Gidley was also asked by Hemmer how Trump planned to communicate with the public in his post-presidency.
‘That remains to be seen. As I said, you can absolutely censor us. You can’t silence us. And we’ll see how the president reacts, and we’ll see what Twitter and Facebook decide to do with his accounts,’ Gidley answered.
‘There are obviously a lot of options out there. Whether he ends up creating his own entity, we’ll wait and see, but the president of the United States most assuredly is going to be able to communicate with his followers and the American people one way or the other,’ Gidley added.