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Trump: Facebook Needs Us More Than We Need Them

Thu 19 Jan 2023 | 05:35 PM
Omnia Ahmed

Former U.S. President Donald Trump told Fox News Digital that Facebook "needs us more than we need them."

Trump affirmed that his campaign is working to set up a meeting with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg to discuss his reinstatement to the platform ahead of the 2024 election cycle.

In an interview with Fox News Digital, Trump indicated that Facebook "lost $700 billion since I was de-platformed."

"It has been considered a major business mistake for them, Twitter, and others," he said. "If they took us back, it would help them greatly, and that's okay with me. But they need us more than we need them."

Trump, who announced his 2024 presidential campaign in November, was banned from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat after the Capitol riot on 6 Jan. 2021.

Later on, the former leader created his own social media company, Truth Social, which serves as a platform for his statements and announcements. "Truth Social is through the roof," Trump told Fox News Digital.

On his part, Trump campaign spokesman Steven Cheung stated: "Free speech is an essential part of democracy and President Trump must be allowed to speak directly to the American people so they can be informed about his vision as they cast their ballots."

Cheung added: "We have seen how Big Tech has tried to silence President Trump and other conservatives, and continuing this abhorrent practice is un-American and undemocratic."