YouTube has removed a recent episode of the internet prank group NELK’s “Full Send Podcast” featuring former President Donald Trump after the episode pulled 5 million views in the first 24 hours.
The hour-long episode that was posted on Wednesday and shot at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was removed by the platform due to claims of “misinformation.”
In the interview, Trump discussed the current war between Russia & Ukraine, Joe Rogan’s Podcast, and thoughts on the 2020 Presidential election.
The YouTube link to the video now leads to a message saying it “has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.”
The group took to Twitter last night to confirm their highest viewed episode was removed for “violating YouTube’s terms of service”
YouTube states that the episode was pulled due to Trump’s claim that the 2020 US Presidential election was stolen and his questioning the legitimacy of of the election.
The notification they received from YouTube reads, “Our team has reviewed your content, and unfortunately, we think it violates our misinformation policy. We’ve removed the following content from YouTube: Video: Donald Trump on WW3, Talking to Putin and Joe Rogan! | FULL SEND PODCAST.”
It then explained that “content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches changed the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential election is not allowed on YouTube.”
Member of the podcast, internet personality, and comedian Bob Menery also claimed that his Instagram channel was temporarily removed. He wrote, “I think my Instagram just got hacked or shut down. It was a hell of a run!”
As of early Friday morning, his Instagram has been reinstated along with his 3 million followers.
Trump, who is also banned from speaking on any major Big Tech platform, made an official statement condemning big tech for the outrageous censorship.
Trump said in a statement, “Whatever happened to free speech in our Country? Incredibly, but not surprisingly, the Big Tech lunatics have taken down my interview with the very popular NELK Boys so that nobody can watch it or in any way listen to it. In the 24 hours that it was up it set every record for them, by many times.”
He continued, “Interestingly on the show I told them this would happen because Big Tech and the Fake News Media fear the truth, they fear criticism about Biden, and above all, they don’t want to talk about the Rigged 2020 Presidential Election, all topics discussed.”
“In Russia, the people are not allowed to know that they’re fighting a war with Ukraine, that’s where our media is going, and that’s where our Country is going because it quickly follows—just study history,” he stated. “Are we going to allow this to happen? Our Country is going to hell! Look at your gas prices, Inflation, the Afghanistan debacle, our Border, the war with Ukraine, which should have never happened, and so much more.”
President Trump concluded, “We need freedom of speech again, we don’t have it and it’s getting worse every day!”
The deleted episode of the podcast is now on Rumble in it’s entirety.
What do you make of this censorship of President Donald Trump and the Full Send Podcast?