In a Tuesday night interview, former President Donald Trump said that there's "hope" for a 2024 run — and Facebook almost immediately yanked video of the interview from its site, stating that the "voice of Donald Trump" is not permitted on the social media network.
What are the details?
In remarks made during an interview with daughter-in-law Lara Trump on "The Right View," the former president said that his supporters should have "hope" that he will run again in 2024.
During the interview, he also stated that he should have won the 2020 presidential election and blasted President Joe Biden for the job he's done in office since January.
Lara asked the former president, "The other question people all want to know — and I know you're not ready to answer it yet — but do we have hope that there's a possibility to see Donald Trump run again in 2024?"
He responded, "You do have hope, that I can tell you. You do have hope. We love our country — this country. We all owe a lot to our country, but now we have to help our country. ... And we were there. We were so good. What we did with Iran, what we did with China. We were all set to do some great things. And then you see what's going on right now."
Lara later added, "So we may see a Trump run again in 2024. Stay tuned, ladies and gentlemen."
Not even Trump's voice is allowed on Facebook
On Wednesday, Facebook yanked instances of the interview off its platform, stating that any content "in the voice of Donald Trump" would be scrubbed from the site altogether.
Following the interview, a Facebook employee reportedly messaged several Trump affiliates and warned that any such content would be removed from the platform and that continued infractions could result in "additional limitations on accounts that posted it."
"This guidance applies to all campaign accounts and Pages, including Team Trump, other campaign messaging vehicles on our platforms, and former surrogates," the email, posted on Lara's Instagram, stated.
The message said, "Hi folks. We are reaching out to let you know that we removed content from Lara Trump's Facebook Page that featured President Trump speaking. 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."
What else is there to know?
A spokesperson for Facebook confirmed the report with NBC News on Wednesday.
Facebook blocked the former president following the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol, insisting that the risks of permitting him to use Facebook following the insurrection were "too great."
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