Democratic House Leader Jeffries says Trump is running a ‘low-power’ campaign for president
House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, DN.Y., shared his thoughts on former President Trump’s comeback on Facebook Thursday, denigrating Trump’s 2024 White House campaign.
When asked his thoughts on Meta’s announcement that Trump would be reinstated on Facebook and Instagram, Jeffries said that “the danger, the threats to democracy from Donald Trump speak for themselves.”
“I think a lot of us will probably have more to say about that, you know, [Trump] continues his so-called presidential campaign,” Jeffries said.
“By the way, it’s a very energy-efficient campaign,” he added.
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After kicking off his third presidential campaign last November, Trump will hold his first public campaign event on Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina. Shortly before, Trump will stop in New Hampshire to deliver a keynote address to hundreds of party leaders, elected officials and activists attending the state’s annual GOP meeting in Salem.
These two events, both held in the first primary states, are the first major in-person events Trump will host since running for president. So far, most of his campaign has been limited to posts on Truth Social, Trump’s Facebook and Twitter competitor founded after he was kicked off those platforms in early 2021 for his behavior during the January 6, 2021 riots at the United States Capitol.
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Meta announced on Wednesday that Trump would reappear on Facebook and Instagram for the first time in two years “in the coming weeks.”
Nick Clegg, president of global affairs at Meta, wrote in a blog post that the company has determined that Trump no longer poses a “serious risk to public safety” and said there are “safeguards” in place to protect the use of the platforms in the future. to check.
“To assess whether the serious risk to public safety that existed in January 2021 has sufficiently abated, we assessed the current environment in accordance with our crisis policy protocol, including a review of the conduct of the 2022 United States midterm elections , and expert assessments of the current security environment,” Clegg wrote. “Our determination is that the risk has diminished enough and therefore we must stick to the two-year timeline that we have set. . That’s why we’ll be restoring Mr. Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the coming weeks. However, we are doing this with new safeguards to prevent repeat violations.”
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Paul Steinhauser, Adam Sabes and Aislinn Muphy of Fox News contributed to this report.
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