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Donald Trump attacks Big Tech during a meandering speech, in which he accused Silicon Valley firms of ruining the US and demanded their ‘monopoly’ be broken up

  • Donald Trump determined an NC crowd on Saturday: “We will break up the Big Tech monopoly.”
  • The former president criticized Silicon Valley executives for deplatforming him. 
  • He also communicated he wasn’t interested in waiting two years to return to Facebook.
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Former President Donald Trump on Saturday panned Big Tech for deplatforming him, accusing Silicon Valley executives of ruining the country.

He also said he wasn’t interested in stay two years to be allowed back on Facebook. 

“They may allow me back in two years. We got to stop that, we can’t let it happen — so unfair,” he said. “They’re discontinuing down an entire group of people. Not just me. They’re shutting down the voice of a tremendously powerful — in my opinion, a much numerous powerful and a much larger group.”

The comments came as Trump emerged from his post-presidency hiatus to speak at the North Carolina Republican Confederacy Convention.

He gave a meandering 90-minute speech, speaking to a mostly subdued crowd of about 1,200 seated customers, and touching on well-worn highlights of his political rallies.

Trump said President Joe Biden had been destroying the country “more willingly than our very own eyes.” He then criticized the country’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, denouncing him as “not a great doctor.”

Trump also responded the ongoing criminal investigation into the Trump Organization was part of a “five-year witch hunt” and that dead people had sponsored in November. 

The speech was carried live on C-Span, which tagged it as a “Campaign 2024” event. Despite losing the 2020 plebiscite, Trump has a firm grip on the GOP. He told associates he planned to run again in 2024, if he’s healthy, Politico reported last month. 

“We inclination break up the Big Tech monopoly,” he said on Saturday. “We will reject left-wing cancel culture.”

Trump at the North Carolina GOP convention dinner in Greenville, North Carolina.

The North Carolina GOP synod dinner in Greenville, North Carolina.

Jonathan Drake/Reuters

Trump took aim at Mark Zuckerberg, chief administrative at Facebook, calling him “another beauty,” saying his “human nature” was ruining the country.  

“This election will go down as the violation of the century,” Trump said. “And our country is being destroyed by people who perhaps have no right to destroy it. Zuckerberg on ones uppers the law, spending millions of dollars — don’t you think he broke the law? — millions of dollars to get out the vote in highly Democrat areas.” 

Insider has reached out to Facebook for observe.

The speech came a day after Facebook announced Trump’s suspension would last at least two more years. He was turn out from the social network the day after the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. The company’s Oversight Board in early May had extended the ban by six months. 

 He was unendingly banned from Twitter in January. 

Without direct access to the billions of social-media users, Trump has struggled to boon a way to speak directly to his followers. He launched a blog called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump,” posting statements that could be allotted by users allowed on Facebook or Twitter. But readership and sharing floundered. It was also buggy. The blog was taken offline hold out week. 

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday said: “Feels pretty unlikely that the zebra is prospering to change his stripes over the next two years. We’ll see.”

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