Trump compared the embattled new “Ministry of Truth” — run by 33-year-old Russia hoax conspiracist and TikTok aficionado Nina Jankowicz — to a Soviet Russian propaganda organization, and then tagged Jankowicz as a “political operative.”
“I think that it’s not even believable that we’re talking about this subject,” said Trump, who recently made a return to Twitter as Truth Social is beginning to gain traction.
“Who would have believed that we’re talking about somebody that’s going to censure people over a long period of time, and very strong.”
When asked if he could imagine the media uproar if Donald Trump’s administration had a ministry of truth, Trump responded with a sly sales pitch.
“Well, I have a ministry of truth, it’s called Truth,” Trump said. “Truth Social, which by the way is doing very well.”
Unlike the Ministry of Truth, which is being roundly condemned by conservative Republicans as nothing more than a leftist tool for censorship and suppression of anything that doesn’t comply with their agenda.
“Now they’re saying, ‘Oh, no, it’s just a recommendation,'” Trump said, mocking the blatant obfuscation being peddled by DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
“That’s what they said in the Soviet Union, right?” Trump said. “We’re just going to do it a little bit.
“No, we can’t do that, we can’t do that,” Trump said. “That’s a horrible thing.”
Mayorkas was peppered with questions about the disinformation board during a Senate appropriations subcommittee meeting on May 4.
After Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., asked whether the board would function as the “truth police,” Mayorkas demurred.
“That is the farthest thing from the truth,” Mayorkas said. “The working group does not have operational capability and authority; it is to make sure that there are policies in place, standards in place, to protect the very rights about which you inquire.”
During the hearing, Mayorkas was forced to walk back his unapologetic support for the disinformation board’s executive director, Nina Jankowicz, who he has described as “eminently qualified, a renowned expert in the field of disinformation.”
When asked in a May 1 interview with CNN whether Jankowicz, a notorious purveyor of regime propaganda, was “neutral,” Mayorkas responded: “absolutely so.”