On Sunday morning, former President Donald Trump’s eldest son threw out a theory about the bombshell leak of the majority Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade.
According to Donald Trump Jr., liberals may have leaked the Supreme Court’s decision to attack the federal right to abortion because they are “panicked” over Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter. Trump went off on a tangent during an appearance on Maria Bartiromo’s Fox News show Sunday Morning Futures, railing against the Biden administration’s plotted Disinformation Governance Board.
Conservatives have dubbed the advisory panel Orwellian, stating it will behave as a censor of free speech, while Homeland Security had also defended its clumsy implementation. “They have destroyed our country, our economy, and our freedom of speech,” the ex-presidential heir exclaimed. “This is why they’ve devised the disinformation board.” My father’s social media app, Truth Social, is now available. There are people there!”
“Imagine being able to turn someone’s volume down”- Don Jr on Musk’s takeover of Twitter
Following his claim that interaction on the Trump-led platform was “through the roof”—a claim echoed by Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes—Trump then turned his attention to the reaction to infamous social-media troll Musk’s purchase of Twitter.
“You can see the uproar over Elon Musk’s Twitter involvement. “Oh my goodness! Imagine being able to turn someone’s volume down!’ he yelled, “As if they haven’t been doing that to conservatives for a decade.”
“These individuals exist in a bubble. They don’t want a level playing field, Maria; they want an advantage. Until you came up with Truth Social, and Elon Musk said, ‘Hey, maybe even some free speech on Twitter as well!'” Don Jr went on. “You could indeed imagine the shock and terror! It’s obvious.” He then connected the leak of the draft opinion, which should enforce Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban, to Musk’s takeover of Twitter at the time.
Don Jr blasted, “And this is why you have seen the Supreme Court leak. They don’t have much to motivate their people.” (Some Democrats have expressed cautious optimism that a Roe v. Wade choice will help their group in the coming up midterm elections.)
Don Jr expresses his opinion on Musk
Don Jr went on to say that “the American people are aware of it” because they “saw what occurred to the algorithms the second the Musk thing was announced,” implying that Musk had already altered Twitter’s operations. (Even if the deal is completed, Musk will not take control of the company for several months.)
“They saw the social engagement and realised they’ve been playing a rigged game for a long time,” Trump concluded. “They notice it.” And you can’t hide it any longer, Maria!” Musk recently took aim at Trump and Nunes, calling it “false” that Trump advised Tesla founder Elon Musk to buy Twitter, a claim made by Nunes during a Fox Business Network presence last week. Republican politicians and right-wing pundits had also confidently asserted—without any proof or evidence—that a liberal law clerk was responsible for leaking the draft to the media.
Trump Jr’s wild, partial theory about the Supreme Court leak comes as Republicans and right-wing pundits have confidently asserted—without any proof or evidence—that Even though she won’t be on the Supreme Court until this summer, one conservative news host accused incoming Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson of leaking the opinion.