House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s latest campaign failed big time.
We don’t mean impeachment (another disaster for her) but her campaign to social media executives to have them pull a video President Trump uploaded of her ripping his State of the Union address.
Shortly after the video was uploaded, CNBC reports Pelosi’s deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hammill described the video as “fake” and said it was “deliberately designed to mislead and lie.”
“The latest fake video of Speaker Pelosi is deliberately designed to mislead and lie to the American people, and every day that these platforms refuse to take it down is another reminder that they care more about their shareholders’ interests than the public’s interests,” he said.
Then Pelosi took action as the video was continuing to be viewed, liked, and shared.
Pelosi directly appealed to Facebook and Twitter and asked them to have copies of Trump’s video of the incident removed, but they did not comply with the request.
CNBC reports the comment drew a response from a Facebook spokesman who said it did not violate their terms of service:
Andy Stone, a Facebook spokesman, replied to Hammill on Twitter: “Sorry, are you suggesting the President didn’t make those remarks and the Speaker didn’t rip the speech?”
Hammill fired back: “What planet are you living on? This is deceptively altered. Take it down.”
In the end, both Facebook and Twitter declined to remove the Trump campaign post, citing corporate policies.
Facebook’s Stone told CNBC, “I can confirm for you that the video doesn’t violate our policies.”
Then conservatives online caught word that Pelosi was trying to get the video pulled, so they continued to view, like, and share it.
Below is the video she wants removed:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2020
And the thunderous reception it is continuing to receive:
Nancy Pelosi is trying to get this video removed from Twitter/Facebook
She hates how it tells a compelling truth about her ripping the SOTU speech
She spit on the dreams of Americans
And she’d hate to see this video stay viral
RT to shame Pelosi!
— Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸 (@DC_Draino) February 8, 2020
+10 Million views on our @TPUSA video!
Before Pelosi led a witch hunt to remove it from the Internet – it was only 4 million.
It is well over +30 million across all platforms.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 10, 2020
The Democrats only support free speech they approve. If Nancy Pelosi doesn't like the video of her ripping up @realDonaldTrump's State of the Union, she should have thought about that before she did it. pic.twitter.com/ojZO7UnmAB
— Marc Lotter – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@marc_lotter) February 10, 2020
Ouch.Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.