Donald Trump, Jr.
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On Friday, Donald Trump, Jr. addressed the liberal claim that anti-conservative bias by social media giants “isn’t real” because “conservatives aren’t actually being censored.”
“Well, it’s not real – if you’re a leftist, because it doesn’t happen to them,” the president’s son told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C.
But, “If you’re pro-life, if you’re pro-2A, if you’re pro-religious liberty and you say any of those things, you’ve seen it,” he said, recalling a time he had the gall to question the media narrative regarding claims made by actor Jussie Smollett.
Conservatives need to wake up and make social media censorship of their posts “a top-three issue” for them, he said:
“Many conservatives have not even realized that, with our base across the country, this is probably a top-three issue, but we were so trapped in sort of the ‘Well, it’s free market’ – well, it’s not free market. It’s not free market because they’re getting so many benefits and protection from liability from federal government that they cannot discriminate the way they have so flagrantly against anyone on our side.”