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.
“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.
Surely you remember that I was banned from #Twitter almost a year for paraphrasing this exact quote of Emerson’s, Mr. President. No words have ever been more relevant to the heinous jihad perpetrated against you by the vermin #Democrats and their media propagandists. #Trump2020 https://t.co/uxjnrx24aC
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 17, 2020
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.
Trump shares a real pee tape, cites quotes from Emerson about killing a king in busy tweet spell https://t.co/DTY9bcdrnB
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 15, 2020
“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.
— Sara Miller (@Millerita) April 20, 2019
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.
Buckle up! James Woods makes explosive Twitter comeback, reaches out to fans and destroys Dems https://t.co/HGqp6KxG14
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 7, 2020
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.
Let’s just retweet the hell out of this, shall we?
Yes , yes we shall
— Mark Hogan (@inperilous1) February 17, 2020
I remember ?
— Faith Teresa (@Battycrimson) February 17, 2020
James, several people have offered up the same styled tweet, and each time, I tweeted back reminding everyone that James Woods was banned by Twitter after being first to tweet that very phrase. I receives likes in return which means we the people have not forgotten that happened.
— KAR16OO (@Kar16OO) February 17, 2020
I remember and it’s the first thing I thought of when POTUS45 tweeted that. ?
— ?God Wins?#PeaceElf❤️????? (@GPeaceelf) February 17, 2020
Hope you don’t get banned for pointing that out.
— F.M. Mitchell (@Spockusomuch) February 17, 2020
It’s extremely fitting that James is tweeting on President’s Day
The Woods/Whoever 2024 ticket pic.twitter.com/8aCzAz7oaf
— EzzMoney (@ezzmoneydotcom) February 17, 2020
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