Trump Names This Company ‘Enemy of the People’ (Audio)

Donald Trump

( – In an honest and arguably fair and accurate assessment, presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has described Facebook and its parent company Meta as an “enemy of the people” – as he warned that certain legislative action could only serve to make it bigger.

Hear the audio of Trump’s comments below!

In a phone interview with CNBC on Monday, the former president made clear his opposition to a legislative proposal currently under consideration by Congress.

This proposed legislation aims to compel ByteDance, a Chinese company that owns the popular social media platform TikTok, to either sell the app to an American company or risk having it banned in the United States.

Trump argued that such a move against TikTok would inadvertently benefit Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta—a conglomerate that operates several major social media networks, including Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

“Without TikTok, you can make Facebook bigger… and I consider Facebook to be an enemy of the people,” Trump stated.

“If you get rid of TikTok, Facebook and Zuckerschmuck will double their business. I don’t want Facebook, who cheated in the last Election, doing better. They are a true Enemy of the People!” he reiterated in a post on TruthSocial.

Trump voiced support for TikTok, highlighting its popularity among users, especially younger audiences, and cautioned that many would be distressed without access to the app.

National Review points out in a report that, despite acknowledging the national security risks associated with TikTok, Trump’s recent statements indicate a significant shift from his administration’s previous attempts in 2020 to ban the platform or force its sale.

The report claims that the shift in his stance fueled by his personal aversion towards Zuckerberg and Meta.

Additionally, Jim Geraghty of National Review highlighted the involvement of Jeff Yass, a billionaire hedge-fund manager and significant Republican donor, who has a substantial financial interest in ByteDance.

It was reported that Yass has been actively lobbying against the anti-ByteDance bill.

The debate surrounding the bill intensified last week when TikTok urged its vast user base to contact their congressional representatives in opposition to the legislation.

Some reports even included instances of young callers threatening dire actions if the bill were to pass.

The House is slated to vote on this contentious bill shortly. The bill is expected to encounter more formidable opposition in the Senate, notably from Senator Rand Paul, who has openly criticized the bill as an overreach on the property rights of a foreign corporation.

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