Trump spoke at length about what he falsely suggested was a deliberate attempt by social media companies to prevent him from gaining followers, alleging that “a lot of bad things are happening.”
Trump said it used to take him a mere “short number of days” to gain 100,000 new followers, but it now takes “10 times as long” even though, he claimed, his personal brand is “much hotter” than it was when he was gaining followers more quickly.
“People come up to me: ‘Sir, we want to follow you; they don’t let us on,'” Trump said. He added later: “I have millions of people, so many people I wouldn’t believe it, but I know that we’ve been blocked. People come up to me and they say, ‘Sir, I can’t get you. I can’t follow you.'”
Facts First: There is no evidence that Twitter or other social media companies have made it difficult for people to follow Trump.
We obviously can’t verify what certain people might have told Trump in…