Just a few hours before his rally in Ohio on June 26, it was announced that former president Donald Trump created a verified account on Rumble – a video platform that serves as an alternative to YouTube.
Liz Harrington, a spokesperson for the former President, told Reuters that joining Rumble was in addition to the former president’s plan to start his own platform. Earlier this month, the Trump team shut down his recently-launched blog, and have not given details on the proposed new platform.
Andrew Torba, the CEO of Gab, recently noted though that the moment it was announced former President Trump joined Rumble, the platform immediately changed their public terms of service to ban ‘antisemitic hate speech’ and ‘racism.’
“On the day President Trump joined Rumble they changed their terms of service to ban “hate speech” with an explicit ban on “anti-semitic” messages, also known as any and all criticism of Israel and/or Jewish people. No mention of banning Anti-White hatred, which is still allowed. According to WayBackMachine a few days prior their terms did not include these things. Check it for yourself,” Torba said on his platform Gab.
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This comes after the report claiming that Jared Kushner – Trump’s Jewish son-in-law – allegedly would not allow former President Trump to use the Gab platform unless the platform banned every user and channel that criticized Israel.
Torba said that Mr Trump was considering taking over the account they have aggregating statements and press releases made by Trump, but that Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, blocked Trump’s access to Gab at the last minute.
The news also follows Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently declaring that the pro-free speech social media website was an “anti-Semitic” platform, and that it and it’s users ‘have no place in Texas.’ Following the random declaration, internet sleuths responded by pointing out that the Texas GOP had a verified Gab account that they were active on.
Directly after Governor Abbott made his statements however, the SREC voted to delete the Texas GOP Gab account on a 35-25 vote. The news was broken by the Texas Republican Initiative, which claims they support free speech for all Texans.
What the Trump team considers to be antisemitic is more obscure than what the meaning of the word ‘racism’ has become.
In an op-ed for the New York Times, Jared Kushner claimed that being against zionism is antisemitic, despite many Jews being against zionism themselves.
“The Remembrance Alliance definition makes clear what our administration has stated publicly and on the record: Anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism. The inclusion of this language with contemporary examples gives critical guidance to agencies enforcing Title VI provisions,” Kushner wrote.
Under the State Department’s formal definition of ‘antisemitism,’ it lists accusing Jewish citizens of being more loyal to Israel than the country in which they reside as a bullet point of what it means to be ‘antisemitic.’
Jewish Americans are the only group of people in the country that have received a formal definition by the US government, defining what it means to hold prejudice against them. The list is long and this is just one of the many bullet points.
Under this formal definition, accusing People like Jonathan Pollard or Sheldon Adelson of having more loyalty to Israel than to their birth country would mean that you are ‘antisemitic.’ Accusing any other group of people of holding dual loyalty however is not controversial.
According to Jewish American NY times writer Bret Stephens, putting America first is also antisemitic, and puts the country of Israel at risk.
But even some Jews take issue with the broad definition of antisemitism.
The truth is that Zionism is simply a political ideology, and in a hearing regarding the ever-expanding definition of antisemitism, two Jewish Americans described that the state department’s definition was extremely flawed.
They noted that Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, made it clear that ‘Jews are one people,’ and therefore it is useless to be loyal to the country in which they reside.
Another bullet point listed under the state department’s definition of ‘antisemitism’ is ‘accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.’
This sounds a lot like what many college professors, politicians, political pundits, and activist groups are doing to white people. Accusing all white people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single white person or a group of white people.