Donald Trump’s presidency has reached its end. He’s given his farewell speech, and the transition of power is happening.
But even though Joe Biden’s term was imminent, actor Sacha Baron Cohen, still scared that Trump would refuse to relinquish the presidency, called on Twitter for suppressive measures to be taken against the First Amendment.
Unlike other British comedians, Cohen, who starred as the titular character in last year's wildly anti-GOP film Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, detests free speech. In particular, he detests Trump exercising his right to free speech.
On January 19, Cohen tweeted the following post:
Think Trump is leaving tomorrow?— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) January 19, 2021
Facebook and YouTube STILL show THOUSANDS of Trump posts & videos with his election lies and calls to "fight!"
RT & tell @Facebook @YouTube:
On January 20th, remove Trump from your platforms, PERMANENTLY!#BanTrumpSaveDemocracy pic.twitter.com/FnYeKMGgyq
On January 18, he had posted a tweet of similar nature:
He's baaaack!— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) January 18, 2021
This week, Facebook/Instagram and YouTube may lift their suspensions and allow Trump BACK on their platforms.
What?! So he can incite violence AGAIN?!
RT and tell @Facebook @Google @YouTube:
Remove Trump from your platforms, PERMANENTLY!#BanTrumpSaveDemocracy pic.twitter.com/SMoyASnQnk
Cohen just has to poke his nose into U.S. politics again. Maybe someone should remind him that America isn’t a British colony anymore.
Free speech is a guaranteed right in America, something Cohen has never seemed to realize. #BanTrumpSaveDemocracy? More like #BanFreeSpeechEndDemocracy. With Cohen, anything goes as long as it shuts down Trump and right-wing voices.