A statement from Donald Trump that he regrets not banning Twitter -- as well as Facebook -- back when he was still president was received with rolled-eyes and mockery on the social network where he himself is banned.
Tuesday the former president issued a statement praising Nigeria -- a country Trump previously referred to as a "sh*thole" -- for banning the platform.
"Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard. In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?" the statement read.
Commenters were quick to point out that hatred of Twitter made strange bedfellows between Trump and Nigeria, and that the ex-president's vendetta after having had his account shuttered has become a sad spectacle.
You can see some comments below:
@allahpundit Turns out it is easy to overestimate Trump and extremely difficult to have sufficiently low expectatio… https://t.co/mxxtvoaUO0— Debatably Blonde🇺🇸😷 (@Debatably Blonde🇺🇸😷) 1623188211.0
@allahpundit Amazing. I know Trump is beyond shame, but “I should have done X but this guy kept telling me how grea… https://t.co/4uhEO2tjky— Tyler Lloyd (@Tyler Lloyd) 1623191625.0
@allahpundit Love how he is also so clueless that he doesn't realize the last part of this statement shows what a p… https://t.co/wOQh4Eu0kA— Adrienne (@Adrienne) 1623188466.0
@allahpundit @daveweigel "Shoulda made hamburgers mandatory on day one."— Black Sheep Boy (@Black Sheep Boy) 1623188437.0
@allahpundit “That Nigerian prince really knows his stuff”- Trump probably— Hirdygirdyman (@Hirdygirdyman) 1623195502.0
@nypost This was almost a surprise for me until I remembered that the ousted president could do anything to stay re… https://t.co/XJZiUGYu0u— Apoti Eri💫 (@Apoti Eri💫) 1623221204.0
@jdawsey1 Do you suppose this guy has one minute of any day when he’s not thinking about himself?— citygirl 🇺🇸 (@citygirl 🇺🇸) 1623187629.0
@jdawsey1 Trumps only wishes he could ban Twitter for banning him. He also wishes he was President. But he can’t an… https://t.co/f5q2Ndl2CA— ChunkWhiteTuna (@ChunkWhiteTuna) 1623187929.0
@jdawsey1 Trump doesn't need to remind us that he'd like America to become a banana republic.— dragool (@dragool) 1623186914.0
@jdawsey1 @jaketapper in other words; if i can't spew my b.s. no one should be able to. welcome to #FormerGuy vision.— Spinman Finn (Cooksville's Most Interesting DJ) (@Spinman Finn (Cooksville's Most Interesting DJ)) 1623210771.0
@jdawsey1 @jaketapper Wait, I thought Nigeria was one of his shit hole countries. This is so confusing. 😂— aring (@aring) 1623230789.0