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Pool Reports of January 8, 2021

January 08, 2021

Pool Reports by Hans Nichols, Axios

Sent: Reports:
January 8, 2021
13:33

White House Pool report #1

We have a "lunch lid" until 2:15.

January 8, 2021
17:06

White House pool report #2: Travel photo lid at 5:00

And for posterity: "This is Gaby's last call overhead. Just to let you know that you have a travel photo lid. Thank you everyone."

January 8, 2021
20:34

White House pool report #3 Statement from Trump on Twitter

Shared with the pool.

Statement from President Donald J. Trump

"As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me. Twitter may be a private company, but without the government's gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long.

"I predicted this would happen. We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future. We will not be SILENCED!

"Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH. They are all about promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely.

"STAY TUNED!"

January 8, 2021
20:57

White House pool report #4: Timing and background on the arrival of POTUS twitter statement

Judd Deere, White House deputy press secretary, clarified for your pooler that he emailed your pooler the statement as soon as Deere saw the tweet from the @POTUS account. That statement landed in your pooler's inbox at 8:30.

Donald J. Trump, Pool Reports of January 8, 2021 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/354283

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