An interview of former President Trump by daughter-in-law Lara Trump has been removed by Facebook, according to an email sent by an employee for the social media giant.
Lara Trump, a Fox News contributor, touted her “big show” Tuesday guest on her podcast, “The Right View With Lara Trump,” for a one-on-one sit-down with the former commander-in-chief and her father-in-law.
“I have a quite surprise for you this evening,” Lara Trump told her 1.4 million followers. “Guess who’s gonna be in that chair?”
Trump said her followers didn’t want to miss the interview, which was later posted and removed from her Facebook page, according to an email message she circulated on Instagram.
“We are reaching out to let you that we removed content from Lara Trump’s Facebook page that featured President Trump speaking,” the message from a Facebook employee read.
“In line with the block we placed on Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts,” the email continued.
Lara Trump said the removal was Orwellian.
“And just like that, we are one step closer to Orwell’s 1984,” Lara Trump wrote. “Wow.”
Eric Trump also posted a copy of an email he received from a Facebook employee, saying that the guidance applied to all campaign accounts and pages, including Team Trump, other campaign messaging vehicles and former surrogates of the 45th president.
“This is so horrible – what is our country becoming?” Trump’s son wrote on Instagram.
A message seeking comment from Facebook was not immediately returned Wednesday.
The former president and former First Lady Melania Trump launched their official website Monday after he was banned from most social media sites in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
Trump at the time said the companies had done him a “favor.” Trump’s senior adviser, Jason Miller, told Fox News Sunday Trump would return to social media in “probably two or three months” with his own platform.