But how significant is the noise? Many Republicans still seem to be on guard with every word of Mr. Trump. But others say that without Twitter or really the president, his voice is almost powerless, just like how Alpha, the creepy Doberman in “Up”, becomes absurd when the voice His electronics malfunctioned, forcing him to speak with Mickey. The mouse-like voice of someone who inhaled too much helium.
Anti-Trump Republican attorney George Conway said of the former president: “He’s not proceeding in a rational, disciplined way to implement a plan. “Instead, he was trying to scream as loud as he could, but the problem is he’s in the basement, and so it’s like a rat squealing.”
Of course, not everyone agrees. Even some non-fans of Mr. Trump’s language say that the Twitter ban is clear censorship, stripping the country’s vital political voice.
Ronald Johnson, a 63-year-old retailer from Wisconsin who voted for Mr. Trump in November, says Twitter has turned itself into a villain during the fight.
“What it is doing is making people more sympathetic to the idea that this is someone who is being abused by Big Tech,” said Mr. Johnson. While he doesn’t miss out on the former president’s outrageous language, he said, it was a mistake to deprive his supporters of the opportunity to hear what he said.
And many Trump fans miss him desperately, partly because their identities are so tied to him.
Last month, one resentful tweet by Rudolph W. Giuliani, former mayor of New York, complained of Mr. Trump’s absence on a platform that has been “liked” more than 66,000 times. It also inspired a return to the kind of brawl Mr Trump once incited on Twitter, as outraged anti-Trumpists sought to inform Mr. Giuliani exactly what he could do with his opinion. me.
Exactly such things – the right-and-left head-to-head head-on punches, the rapid escalation (or the transformation) into the naming of names and the frequently outraged outrage by Mr. Trump – made Mr. Cavalli, a former sportsman combined sports director at Stanford University, to leave Twitter just before the election. He spends an hour or two a day on the platform, frequently focusing on posting sarcastic replies to the president’s tweets.