‘Morning Joe’: George Conway Rails on Meta’s ‘Absolutely Mystifying’ Decision to Reinstate Trump: ‘He’s Worse Today’ (Video)

    ‘Morning Joe’: George Conway Rails on Meta’s ‘Absolutely Mystifying’ Decision to Reinstate Trump: ‘He’s Worse Today’ (Video)

    ‘Morning Joe’: George Conway Rails on Meta’s ‘Absolutely Mystifying’ Decision to Reinstate Trump: ‘He’s Worse Today’ (Video)

    The lawyer and former Trump ally adds that more than ever, the 45th POTUS has ”lost touch with reality“

    After two years of suspension following posts that led to the Jan. 6 insurrection on the Capitol, former president Donald Trump will be allowed access to his accounts on Facebook and Instagram. The move will reactivate Trump’s accounts in the coming weeks with new guardrails in an effort to deter the behavior that got him banned in the first place.

    Parent company Meta announced the news Wednesday – and it was the main topic going into Thursday’s installment of “Morning Joe,” where guest panelists George Conway, Jon Meecham and New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay expressed concern, disgust and overwhelming moral conundrums.

    Responding to Meta’s stance that the threat from Trump has “sufficiently receded,” Gay said that she’s not seeing any signs of that.

    “I guess there’s no threat to democracy, we can all just go home now. The threat has passed,” she said sarcastically. “It’s disturbing because it really makes you kind of wonder whether this approach was thoughtful or simply reactive, wanting to get back in the social media business of having someone who has relevance in American society posting on your platform.”

    Lawyer and former Trump ally-turned “Morning Joe” regular Conway also shared his thoughts, saying that it’s “an absolutely mystifying decision” from Meta.

    “I mean, I just think that they think, ‘Oh, well the fire’s out, so – even though this guy has a cash of matches and gasoline that he carries around with him – let’s just let him play with matches again,” Conway said. “It’s ridiculous. Because if you look at what he says daily, day-in, day-out, on his Truth Social website, he’s in a lot of ways worse than he was a couple of years ago. He’s lost touch with reality in a way. I mean, he’s always had little touch with reality, but he’s worse today … It’s not gonna work out very well.”

    Meacham, however, seemed to distill the real reason behind Meta’s decision – “I don’t think it’s all that mystifying, if I may,” he said. “Facebook needs money, Trump needs relevance. I think it’s a devil’s bargain here, and I think ultimately Facebook will be making a deal with the devil, and probably the check’s gonna bounce – because it never actually works out.”

    Watch the full “Morning Joe” panel discussion in the video above.

    Read More

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    3

    Private rental market faces £19bn EPC-upgrade bill

    Private rental market faces £19bn EPC-upgrade bill

    News The cost of getting private rental housing in England up to tougher EPC guidelines by 2025 is set to be around £19bn, new research by Hamptons on behalf of Bloomberg has revealed. The study, which analysed data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, found that almost half of privately rented homes […]

    Read More
    Latent defects and appropriate remedial solutions

    Latent defects and appropriate remedial solutions

    News David Weare is a partner and Ian Smith is a senior associate at Fladgate LLP The recent decision in St James’s Oncology SPC Ltd v Lendlease Construction provides helpful guidance to PFI-project companies, design and build contractors, and employers generally when dealing with latent-defect claims. The case concerned a new oncology centre at Leeds […]

    Read More
    HS2 investigates slurry pool above Costain-Skanska tunnelling

    HS2 investigates slurry pool above Costain-Skanska tunnelling

    News An HS2 tunnel boring machine HS2 is investigating how a roughly 6 square metre pool of bubbling slurry emerged on a rugby pitch in Ruislip, north-west London. The brown foam emerged from the ground on Saturday (18 February), above a site where CSC – a joint venture between Costain, Skanska and Strabag – is […]

    Read More