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After the former president’s account on Twitter was reinstated, Republicans are rejoicing even as Donald Trump has snubbed the social media platform.

US representative from Texas, Troy Nehls, shared the news on Twitter and wrote: “2023 is going to be great. 2024 will be better.”

Paul Gosar, a republican from Arizona also welcomed Mr Trump back to the platform and wrote: “He’s back.”

Donald Trump’s Twitter account was reinstated early on Sunday after being banned for almost two years.

It was after Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk held a survey on the platform earlier on Saturday and announced he would restore Mr Trump’s account after the majority voted in favour.

Shortly after the announcement, Mr Trump’s account reappeared on Twitter along with his previous tweets. It was restored with 0 followers and following 0 accounts, but within minutes the number of followers started rising dramatically into the hundreds of thousands.

Asked about Mr Musk’s public poll, the former president told a crowd that he sees “no reason” to rejoin Twitter as he enjoys his own social network.

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Mike Pence: Donald Trump ‘endangered my family’

Former Vice President Mike Pence gave a pair of interviews to NBC and CBS, two mainstream broadcast news outlets, this week which both aired on Sunday. They come as he is rumoured to be considering a 2024 bid against his ex-boss, Donald Trump.

Speaking with CBS, he went after Mr Trump in some of his most critical terms for the ex-president’s conduct on January 6.

John Bowden21 November 2022 06:20


Kanye West returns to Twitter after Elon Musk lifts bans on Trump and others

Rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, is back on Twitter after CEO Elon Musk reversed his ban.

It’s another example of the Twitter CEO choosing the website’s traffic (and his own revenue streams) over marginalised groups — and in this case, Ye’s return was marked with a taunting tweet from the rapper aimed at the Jewish community simply reading “Shalom :)”.

Mr Musk’s volatile reign over Twitter has seen advertisers flee the site and its userbase begin exoduses as he attempts to implement a right-leaning vision and his own impulses on the massively-used platform.

John Bowden21 November 2022 05:21


Federal judge strikes down DeSantis-backed ‘Stop WOKE’ law

Governor Ron DeSantis and his Florida Republican allies violated the First Amendment when they passed a law banning certain classroom discussions about race and gender in colleges and universities, a federal judge has ruled.

“The law officially bans professors from expressing disfavored viewpoints in university classrooms while permitting unfettered expression of the opposite viewpoints,” he wrote. “Defendants argue that, under this Act, professors enjoy ‘academic freedom’ so long as they express only those viewpoints of which the State approves. This is positively dystopian.”

Read more in The Independent:

John Bowden21 November 2022 03:45


Man gets jail for joining Capitol riot after Tinder date

A Delaware business owner has been sentenced to 30 days of incarceration for storming the U.S. Capitol after seeing the riot erupt on a Tinder date’s television and taking an Uber ride to join the mob’s attack.

On the eve of then-President Donald Trump’s ’Stop the Steal’ rally on Jan 6, the man drove from Delaware to northern Virginia to spend the night at the home of a woman whom he had met on the Tinder online dating app. The next day, he decided to take an Uber ride to the Capitol after seeing the riot unfold on TV at his date’s home in Alexandria.

Read more in The Independent:

John Bowden21 November 2022 02:45


Mike Pence calls special counsel’s Trump probe ‘very troubling’ and blames lawyers for Mar-a-Lago papers

Mike Pence is continuing his will-he-won’t-he break from Donald Trump, and backing up the president’s explanation for why he had a long list of documents at his Florida residence in defiance of the National Archives — including some that were classified.

At an event in Las Vegas on Friday, Mr Pence told Fox News Digital that the appointment of a special counsel by the Justice Department to determine whether Mr Trump will face charges for this investigation or the probe into January 6 is “very troubling”.

“No one is above the law, but I am not sure it’s against the law to take bad advice from your lawyers,” he told the news outlet.

John Bowden21 November 2022 01:45


Trump’s growing GOP challengers revive fears of 2016 repeat

The list of wannabe 2024 GOP candidates is growing, and it’s leading some to fear that Donald Trump will easily sweep to victory once again over divided opposition.

No fewer than 10 White House prospects stepped onto the stage in Las Vegas this weekend to pitch their plans to fix the nation — and their party.

Read more in The Independent:

John Bowden21 November 2022 00:45


Trump accuses FBI of falsifying statements

In one of his many recent unhinged rants of late, the ex-president resumed his criticism of the FBI and the Justice Department. It comes as he remains under at least two criminal investigations.

On Saturday, Mr Trump wrote on Truth Social that “Nobody should ever be interviewed by the FBI without making a recording of the interview. The FBI doesn’t want recorded interviews because that way they can make up statements as to what was said – happens all the time.”

It’s an explosive and baseless accusation that comes after the agency previously warned that Mr Trump’s rhetoric and conspiracies launched in response to his prosecution were causing a dangerous environment for federal officers.

John Bowden20 November 2022 23:45


Donald Trump lashes out at Maureen Dowd

Donald Trump has unloaded another salvo of attacks aimed at a favourite target of his: Maureen Dowd, the New York Times columnist and author.

On Truth Social, he wrote Sunday: “Maureen Dowd, the super whacko who constantly writes so nastily about me, saying things that if ever said about another person, trouble would ensue. This has been going on for years, even before the Times became a financially failing enterprise. Maureen always wants to be so “juicy,” so why doesn’t she write of her Trump escapes, where she bombed sooo badly – over and over again. “Have you no shame?” I once asked her. She’s a sick & angry person, perhaps mentally disturbed. Give it up, Maureen!”

John Bowden20 November 2022 22:46


Pelosi takes subtle dig at Donald Trump in leadership farewell speech

Nancy Pelosi made a subtle anti-reference to Donald Trump during her speech to Congress on Thursday announcing her plans to step down from Democratic leadership.

The rebuke of the former president was potentially missed by the chamber’s Republicans, however, given that most of them skipped her speech altogether.

Read more in The Independent:

John Bowden20 November 2022 21:45


Trump reacts angrily to special counsel move

Donald Trump and his legal team are furious with the Justice Department’s move to appoint a special counsel to determine whether the ex-president will face criminal charges as a result of two investigations that currently surround his conduct.

Apparently upset that the DoJ did not back down from prosecuting him with his announcement of a 2024 campaign, the ex-president is stepping up his rhetoric against the agency.

“I have been going through this for six years — for six years I have been going through this, and I am not going to go through it anymore,” Mr Trump told Fox News Digital on Friday after the counsel was revealed. “And I hope the Republicans have the courage to fight this.”

John Bowden20 November 2022 20:55

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