POTUS tweets same quote that got James Woods suspended a year ago. Actor sends props.

James Woods reminded President Donald Trump about using an innocuous quote that triggered Twitter into suspending his account last year.

The conservative actor warned the president in a tweet early Monday that he had used the same quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that resulted in the censorship and even removal of his tweet in April 2019.

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“Surely you remember that I was banned from #Twitter almost a year for paraphrasing this exact quote of Emerson’s, Mr. President,” Woods wrote, responding to Trump’s tweet over the weekend that set the phrase “you are not a king” trending on social media.

Woods, who exploded back onto social media earlier this month after taking an extended “vacation,” called out the “heinous jihad perpetrated against” the president by Democrats he described as “vermin” and “their media propagandists.”

Trump set off a media firestorm Saturday when he shared a few lines from a New York Times article quoting Emerson.

“Ralph Waldo Emerson seemed to foresee the lesson of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. ‘When you strike at a king,’ Emerson famously said, ‘you must kill him,’” Peter Baker wrote in his piece entitled, While Stained in History, Trump Will Emerge From Trial Triumphant and Unshackled.”

“Mr. Trump’s foes struck at him but did not take him down,” Baker wrote and the president tweeted, adding: “The Greatest Witch Hunt In American History!”

The tweet sparked nearly 14,000 comments and “you are not a king” triggered over 38,000 tweets just that morning.

Woods had set off the Twitter censor for using Emerson’s words last year, as his girlfriend Sara Miller alerted social media users.

But the conservative actor had had enough with the biased harassment and fired back at Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

“Twitter demanded that I rescind my tweet paraphrasing Emerson. It now seems they have chosen to delete that tweet from my account without my permission. Until free speech is allowed on Twitter, I will not be permitted to participate in our democracy with my voice,” he said in a statement in May 2019.

“As long as Jack Dorsey remains the coward he seems to be, my Twitter days are in the past,” Woods added.

Woods returned to the platform a few weeks ago, amid the end of Trump’s impeachment trial, the 2020 presidential races and other headline-making political news. His return was welcomed by his 2.2. million followers.

Woods’ message to the president on Monday also sparked reactions on Twitter as many recalled what had happened to the actor and social media platform again.


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