Donald Trump, fresh off his announcement that he is leading a class action lawsuit against three major digital media corporations, has revealed part of his plan of attack for taking on the Big Tech giants.
On Thursday, Trump discussed the plans for the lawsuit in an interview with Bill O’Reilly .
“Are you prepared for the war?” O’Reilly asked.
“Everything is a war,” Trump said. “With me, life is a war.”
“We’re prepared, somebody had to do it,” he added. “I made a big speech in Florida the other day, we had 48,000 people. The people are screaming, ‘when are you going to sue social media, Big Tech?'”
“Everybody has wanted me to do this,” he continued. “They’re bad. They’re bad people. They’re doing bad things and they are hurting the nation.”
“They are maybe in the process of destroying our nation, but we’re not going to let that happen,” he added.
“Their defense is going to be that you incited the Capitol riot,” O’Reilly pointed out. “How will your attorneys handle that?”
“Well, it’s very easy,” Trump replied. “Number one, I didn’t. Number two, they did a whole big report and investigation in Congress, it was released two weeks ago. And in that report, they don’t even mention my name. ”
“Number three, I said to the Secretary of Defense, because I knew how big that rally was, I think you may have had a million people at that rally,” he continued. “That was big rally. Nobody likes to talk about that. And they were there, in my opinion, because of election fraud. The fraudulent election of 2020. And, in my opinion, that will be a case that will be easy. And, I think we’re going to do very, very well.”
“There was a lot of reasons for people to be there, it was covered unfairly by the press, but the report came out by Congress saying… it didn’t even mention my name, let alone anything else. So, we’re in very good shape.”
“They’re going to want to take a deposition from you,” O’Reilly noted. “You going to sit for a deposition?”
“Sure,” Trump quickly responded. “And I look forward to it, actually. I look forward to it. I love talking about the election.”
In an interview with OAN’s Christina Bobb on Wednesday, Trump put the social media giants banning of him from their platforms in perspective.
“We filed a major lawsuit, a class action in Florida,” he said. “They are wanting to join — thousands of people, after already less than an hour are already wanting to join, because what they do is they censor, and they take away rights, and they even take away the right of the President of the United States. And yet, Hamas and these dictators that want to blow up the world, they are all, you know, no problem.”
“But the President of the United States for very mild statements — relatively, very, very mild — he gets banned, you know, banned and censored,” he added.
On Wednesday, Donald Trump announced that he was taking the lead in filing a class action lawsuit on behalf of the American people against Big Tech giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter.
“Today, in conjunction with the America First Policy Institute, I am filing as the lead class representative a major class action lawsuit against the Big Tech giants, including Facebook, Google and Twitter,” he said. “As well as their CEOs, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, and Jack Dorsey.”
“Three real nice guys,” he said. “We are asking the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida to order an immediate halt to social media companies’ illegal, shameful censorship of the American people. And that’s exactly what they are doing.”
“We are demanding an end to the shadowbanning, a stop to the silencing, and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well,” he continued.
“Our case will prove this censorship is unlawful, it’s unconstitutional, and it’s completely un-American,” Trump added.