In a new Daily Wire+ documentary, “My Dinner With Trump,” the former president warns his inner circle about the erosion of free speech in America.
The documentary is set at the former president’s golf club in Bedminster, NJ where “He’s surrounded by former members of his administration including relatives and ex-advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Kellyanne Conway, ex-Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, former economic adviser Larry Kudlow, and Dr. Ben Carson, who served as Trump’s Housing and Urban Development Secretary.”
It is a rare glimpse into Trump’s inner circle and the way that they interact and the topics that they discuss.
Speaking to Ben Carson, Trump says, “Ben, there’s never been a period of time like this. The country is going bad. You have the media is shut, closed, not free, corrupt as can be, and probably scared. You cannot get the word out unless you’re really good, and we’re pretty good, and we’re getting the word out.”
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Carson responded to Trump saying, “I don’t think people actually recognize what’s happening because we talk about liberties and freedom of speech. They think that that can only be taken away by the federal government. But the fact of the matter is Big Tech and the media take it away with a complicit government is exactly the same effect. And that’s what we have to make sure people understand.”
There has been a concerted effort to marginalize and silence Donald Trump since he shocked many Democrats in 2016 by beating Hillary Clinton and becoming President. After the events of January 6, both Twitter and Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts and they are still yet to be reinstated.
Social media platforms, especially Twitter and Facebook, play a huge role in politics and communication, and it is unprecedented that a former President and potential 2024 candidate has been censored from those forms of communication. It could easily affect Trump’s ability to reach voters and subsequently win the next election.
At the end of one of the trailers, Trump says, “If you do something spectacular, they don’t talk about it. If you do something not so good, they’ll make it into a travesty. If the other side does something bad, really bad, you will never see it. You will never find it … they erase it, they cancel it. And there’s never been a period of time like that in our country’s history. There’s never been. And that’s the way communism starts. And that’s where communism goes. And we can’t let it happen. We’re not going to let it happen.”