Donald Trump Roasted For His Definition Of Free Speech

Donald Trump at the White House

President Donald Trump on Thursday held a summit at the White House in which he invited dozens of conservative social media celebrities, railed against what he called bias and censorship against the right by major social media platforms, and vowed action against Silicon Valley, per Politico.

During his remarks, the president raised eyebrows for a particular comment that he made about free speech.

“To me free speech is not when you see something good and then you purposely write bad,” the president said, as quoted by New York magazine. “To me that’s very dangerous speech, and you become angry at it. But that’s not free speech.”

Many on Twitter scratched their heads, at the president appearing to argue that negative or critical writing somehow isn’t actually free speech, especially at an event in which free speech of controversial political speakers was being defended.

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