Trump announcement today LIVE news – Donald making 'significant announcement' about 'social media' at Bedminster

DONALD Trump is set to make a 'significant announcement' from his Bedminster golf club today.

The former president is scheduled to speak live at 11a.m. ET.

"Mr. Trump will have a major announcement about social media," a source close to Trump told Newsmax.

The announcement comes after Trump was banned from Twitter and Facebook after the Capitol riot on January 6. In recent days, members of Trump's team launched a conservative social media app, GETTR.

The app is being led by Trump’s former spokesman, Jason Miller.

The former president is also still teasing another run for the White House in 2024.

Read our Donald Trump announcement live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Luke Kenton

    TRUMP UNVEILS BIG TECH SUIT

    "I stand before you today to announce a very important and beautiful – I think beautiful – thing for our freedom of speech."

    Trump said the class action suit will target Facebook, Twitter, Google in addition to their CEOs – whom he sarcastically described as "three real nice guys."

  • Luke Kenton

    TRUMP 'MAKES HISTORY'

    A former Trump administration official introduced the ex-president as a "history maker".

    She said instead of signing a deal with Netflix, as other presidents do, Trump has decided to stand up for the "America we know and love."

    They said the idea of Big Tech and other firms "seizing control of the American public sphere" was once a "paranoid dystopia" but is now a "reality."

    "Our president fights for you, as he always has."

  • Luke Kenton

    TRUMP TO APPEAR ANY MOMENT

    Trump is set to speak from his Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey.

  • Luke Kenton

    GOOGLE TO BE INCLUDED IN SUIT, REPORT SAYS

    Former President Donald Trump is expected to announce a class-action lawsuit Wednesday against three of the country’s biggest tech companies: Facebook, Twitter and Google.

    Trump will serve as the lead plaintiff in the suit, claiming he has been wrongfully censored by the companies, according to a person familiar with the action.

    The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to share details ahead of the announcement.

    Trump was suspended from Twitter and Facebook after his followers stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6, with the companies citing concerns that he would incite further violence. Currently, he can no longer post on either platform.

  • Luke Kenton

    TRUMP HAS LONG HISTORY OF LITIGATION

    Former President Donald Trump is well known for suing people throughout the course of his career, though he has rarely followed through to the point of winning a judgement or taking a case to trial.

    Lawsuits against Big Tech will rally Trump's conservative base.

    Republican candidates have routinely grasped on to messages about censorship as part of their campaigns.

  • Luke Kenton

    'NO NICE DINNERS FOR ZUCKERBERG'

    Reacting to his two-year ban from Facebook last month, Trump also said that any dinners he has with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg the "next time" he's president will be "all business."

    “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!” he wrote.

    “They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win,” Trump said in a separate statement on the Facebook ban, adding, “Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!”

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  • Luke Kenton

    BAD BLOOD

    Last month, Trump released a scathing rebuke of Facebook after its Oversight Committee Board upheld a ruling, banning him from the platform for the next two years.

    Also in the ex-president's line of fire was Twitter, which banned him from their platform infinitely.

    "Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President," Trump wrote.

    "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."

    Credit: Reuters
  • Luke Kenton

    TRUMP 'MUZZLED' BY BIG TECH SINCE RIOTS

    In the wake of the January 6 riots, Trump was largely blacklisted from social media with Twitter and Facebook leading the charge against the then-outgoing president.

    Data compiled by Newswhip found that social media interactions about Trump had called a staggering 91 percent from that point until early May.

    Clicks to Trump stories fell 81 percent from January to February, another 56 percent from February to March, and 40 percent from March to April, SocialFlow reported.

  • Luke Kenton

    TRUMP 'WILL FILE CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS'

    Filing class-action lawsuits against Facebook and Twitter will enable him to suit each of the company's CEOs on behalf of a broader group of people who claims to have been muzzled by biased policies.

    As of yet, Trump or other critics have not presented any substantial evidence to prove that Facebook or Twitter discriminate against conservatives in its policies.

    Credit: AP
  • Luke Kenton

    TRUMP'S 'LEGAL FIGHT'

    According to Axios, Trump's legal push against the social media giants is supported by the America First Policy Institute, a non-profit GOP research institute set up by former Trump administration officials.

    The group's president and CEO and board chair, former Trump officials Linda McMahon and Brooke Rollins, will accompany him during the announcement.

    Credit: Facebook
  • Luke Kenton

    TRUMP TIPPED TO ANNOUNCE LAWSUIT AGAINST FACEBOOK AND TWITTER

    Former President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he's suing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, according to Axios.

    Trump has been feuding with the two platforms for years over free speech and censorship.

    He was banned from Twitter indefinitely in the wake of the Capitol riots and banned until 2023 from Facebook.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Luke Kenton

    TRUMP TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE

    The former president is scheduled to speak live at 11a.m. ET.

    "Mr. Trump will have a major announcement about social media," a source close to Trump told Newsmax.

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