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Donald Trump Jr. Asks Elon Musk To Develop App For His Dad

Donald Trump Jr. has asked tech mogul, Elon Musk, to develop an app that his father can use after the outgoing United States President was banned from Twitter.

Following the suspension of his father’s Twitter account, Trump Jr has tried to reach out to Musk, insisting that he wants a platform that allows him to discuss his political ideas.

“I am not looking for a conservative echo chamber,” Trump Jr said in an Instagram video, where he asked Musk to “save free speech”.

“I want a platform to argue my ideas vs someone else’s and not just people in a place telling me what I want to hear. Elon, why don’t you do that? Get out there and come up with a concept,” he said, according to TimesLIVE. “I think you are literally the guy to save free speech in America.”

Having endorsed the messaging app, Signal, after concerns over WhatsApp’s new privacy agreement grew around the world, Musk has not yet responded to Trump Jr.

Twitter deleted several Tweets from the President last Friday before suspending his account, due to the Capitol riots that took place earlier in the week, which Trump is being accused of inciting. They said accounts used by Trump to try to get around the ban could face permanent suspension, under its “ban evasion” policies.

“Twitter is not about free speech,” Trump wrote on the presidency’s account, hinting at possibly building his own social media platform in the near future.

Trump has also been banned from several other social media platforms, including Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

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