Donald Trump Criticizes ‘Big T’ with Babylon Bee Satire Article About Twitter

Elias Hubbard
October 17, 2020

Twitter users reacted to Trump's message by noting the Babylon Bee's satirical nature and questioning whether the president was referring to himself as "Big T".

Trump on Friday tweeted the fake story about Twitter shutting down its "entire network" to slow the spread of negative stories about his Democratic opponent Joe Biden. The sourcing of the story has raised questions about it.

Trump's tweet came after he rebuked Facebook and Twitter on Wednesday for blocking links to a New York Post article purporting to expose corrupt dealings by Biden and his son in Ukraine.

While it's not certain the Trump thought the story was real, his tweet about it does seem to point in that direction.

"This includes his really bad interview last night". "Why is Twitter doing this?" the commander-in-chief asked, adding that it would only bring "more attention to Sleepy Joe [Biden] & Big T [ech]".

The Babylon Bee is upfront about the fact that it is satire.

In the piece, The Babylon Bee, which openly describes itself as "fake news you can trust", jokingly suggested that a recent Twitter outage was not accidental, but was purportedly Jack Dorsey personally grabbing a sledgehammer and smashing Twitter's servers in a desperate attempt to stop the bombshell NYP articles about Hunter Biden from being spread across his social media platform.

President Donald Trump has mistaken a satirical news story on the Babylon Bee about a total Twitter shutdown for a real one, prompting confusion among supporters and an onslaught of mockery from his critics. It urges disgruntled readers to "take it up with God".

"Many people believe the true swing demographic in this election under the age of 30, not because they will be voting for Trump, but because they won't be voting at all", Humphrey said.

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