Former President Donald Trump conducted an interview with Newsmax where he heaped praise on Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican, who recently announced that he would be leaving Congress to head up a new Trump media venture.
“Devin is a fantastic guy; I think that he will do an incredible job,” Trump said to the hosts of “Spicer & Co.,” concerning the hiring of one of the key conservative voices who spoke out against the Russia probe.
Both Trump and Nunes have been at the forefront of seeking to hold Big Tech accountable for alleged censorship of conservatives and silence over stories like the Hunter Biden’s laptop. Trump and others have suggested that through such postures, Big Tech is effectively meddling in U.S. elections as liberals have accused Russia of doing.
“If our side doesn’t have a voice, eventually, you’re not going to have [a free country]; you’re going to end up with pure communism,” Trump went on to tell co-hosts Sean Spicer and Lyndsay Keith during an exclusive phone interview. “It’s a disgrace what’s going on. You’re going to end up with a communist nation.”
“And so, Devin, we just put out the release on Devin. We’re very proud of that. We’re proud of him. And I think it’s got a chance to being a very important day. Actually, I think it’s going to be a very important day,” the former president said.
In January, Nunes will become CEO of Trump’s new Trump Media & Technology Group, which seeks to raise $1 billion and plans to release Truth Social, a social media site to compete with Facebook and Twitter.
“Congressman Devin Nunes is a fighter and a leader,” TMTG stated in an announcement on Monday. “He will make an excellent CEO of TMTG. Devin understands that we must stop the liberal media and Big Tech from destroying the freedoms that make America great.”
“America is ready for TRUTH Social and the end to censorship and political discrimination,” the press released continued.