Facebook Inc removed a video interview with Donald Trump conducted by his daughter-in-law Lara Trump for her show “The Right View.”, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday.
The video featuring Trump posted by his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, who was interviewing the former president was not permitted on Facebook and Instagram because of the former president’s indefinite suspension after the deadly Capitol riot, Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said.
Lara Trump posted to her Instagram account later on Tuesday showing an email message warning her team about uploading the video. The email reminded them that “content posted on Facebook and Instagram in the voice of President Trump is not currently allowed on our platform (including new posts with President Trump speaking) and will be removed if posted, resulting in additional limitations on accounts that posted it.” A Facebook source confirmed the veracity of the email.
A second email posted by Lara Trump said Facebook had removed the video once she had uploaded it to her page.
“In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts,” the email said.
On other hand, the former president would return to social media with his own social network, Trump spokesman Jason Miller said.
“I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media, probably in about two or three months here, with his own platform,” Miller recently told Fox News.
According to Trump’s longtime adviser, “this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It’s going to completely redefine the game. And everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what President Trump does, but it will be his own platform,”.
On Wednesday, Fox News reported that plans for a Trump social network are moving forward. “President Trump will have his voice back one way or another,” a source told the network.