Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of former President Donald Trump, urged Newsmax viewers to reconsider their AT&T subscriptions and cancel them, arguing its services help suppress "everything you believe in."
Trump Jr. told "Eric Bolling The Balance" conservatives should instead support other platforms that "actually defend" dissenting voices, noting the video-sharing service Rumble as an example. Trump Jr.'s comments come in the wake of AT&T DirecTV's deplatforming of Newsmax from 13 million subscriber homes, the second time the service removed a conservative channel.
"I've gone after AT&T for trying to do what they did to Newsmax," Trump Jr. said. "I believe in free speech. I believe it's a fundamental aspect of what our country was based on."
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To fight back, Trump Jr. added, "we have to support those who actually believe in that notion."
"AT&T is a parent company of DirecTV," he continued. "If you get a cellphone from AT&T and you're paying them every month, understand that you're taking your hard-earned dollars and giving it to a company that will weaponize it against everything that you believe in."
"Rather than giving your money to AT&T, give it to Patriot Mobile — rather than going on YouTube, go on Rumble," he said, insisting conservatives need to invest time to find options outside of mainstream platforms.
Trump Jr.'s comments come in the wake of AT&T DirecTV's deplatforming of Newsmax from 13 million subscriber homes last week, the second time the service removed a conservative channel in the past year.
DirecTV continues to carry 22 liberal news channels and all receive license fees, but has denied Newsmax any ability to receive similar payments.
Nielsen reported that Newsmax is the fourth highest-rated news channel in the U.S., a top 20 news channel overall, and watched by 25 million Americans on cable.
AT&T's move comes despite Newsmax being the fourth highest-rated cable news channel in the U.S., a top 20 channel overall, and watched by 25 million Americans on cable alone.
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