Confusing: Trump seeks to protect Big Tech from European tax collectors but won’t protect his own supporters from being banned and censored?

Friday, December 6, 2019
By Paul Martin

by: JD Heyes
Friday, December 06, 2019

If anyone has been wronged by the social media giants — Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube — it’s supporters of President Donald Trump.

For going on three years now, we have been shunned, silenced, punished, censored, and banned from one social media platform after another, in addition to big tech payment platforms and others that, once upon a time, competed for our business.

The president’s reelection is being targeted for disruption by these same tech giants which are all run by Left-wing Marxist Democrats who hypocritically label the president and media that cover him fairly as “tyrants” and “authoritarians” — all while banning us.

It’s maddening and confusing, then, why President Trump would move to protect them from European socialism while allowing them to continue crapping on the First Amendment in our own country by blunting our pro-Trump messages.

As PJ Media reports:

Donald Trump is trying to protect American-based technology giants from the socialists in Europe who think they are making too much and not paying their “fair share.” After France slapped a tax on digital services, Trump has threatened taxes on French luxury goods like cheeses, beauty products, handbags, and sparkling wines such as champagne.

The Trump administration had already imposed tariffs on about $7.5 billion worth of European goods; the latest threat by the president to go a step further to defend our tech giants threatens to open a second front in the global trade war (after China).

The Hill noted further that the fight is increasing pressure on international trade negotiators to come up with a way to tax technology companies that are global in their reach. But as those talks begin, the Trump administration is threatening new retaliatory actions.

“USTR’s decision today sends a clear signal that the United States will take action against digital tax regimes that discriminate or otherwise impose undue burdens on U.S. companies,” Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative (USTR), said earlier this week.

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