Politics Twitter prohibited, then rapidly unbanned Carpe Donktum, extensively referred to as a preferred meme-maker of President Donald Trump, after enormous media backlash over a parody video that mimicked his style.
The suspension also happened quickly after Carpe Donktum, who has met privately with President Trump in the Oval Office, shared an exclusive video from investigative journalism company Project Veritas, which included undercover footage of CNN employees talking about the broadcaster’s anti-Trump bias.
Job Veritas creator James O’Keefe said he would continue to disperse the video.
This is the clip Carpe was prohibited for posting … I’ll send it around to others. pic.twitter.com/hOM5hTDuGz
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 14, 2019
The restriction followed more than a day of hysteria from mainstream media journalists, who grumbled about a brand-new meme of an modified parody video including Donald Trump in a shootout with various traditional media outlets, based upon a clip from the film Kingsman: The Secret Service.
The meme, which was not produced by Donktum and has actually been wrongly credited to him by some Twitter users due to its resemblances to his style, was condemned by the White Home.
” Relating to the video played over the weekend: The president has not yet seen the video, he will see it shortly, but based upon whatever he has actually heard, he highly condemns this video,” stated White Home Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham in a tweet previously today.
The video was played at the American Priority Conference in Miami, and was right away condemned by the White House Correspondents Association, which called it an “incitement of violence versus reporters” and repeated their claim that President Trump’s rhetoric “might prompt violence.”
Donktum has actually been briefly suspended by Twitter in the past. Twitter’s most recent banning was rather quick, as the memester was back and questioning his blacklisting with a tweet of an enigma.
— Carpe Donktum (@CarpeDonktum) October 14, 2019
Breitbart News has actually reached out to Twitter for remark.
UPDATE– In a remark to Breitbart News, a Twitter spokesperson pointed out a copyright problem as the cause of Donktum’s short suspension.
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