Donald Trump's Twitter Account Permanently Suspended, Other Sites Follow Suit
The suspension comes after supporters of the president raided the Capitol Building on Wednesday.
January 09, 2021 at 4:58 pm
After tolerating President Donald Trump's callous use of social media for the past four years, Twitter has decided to permanently ban the soon-to-be-former commander-in-chief. The social media platform announced its decision on Friday, saying the account is suspended "due to the risk of further incitement of violence."
"After close review of recent tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," the company stated.
The suspension comes after pro-Trump supporters raided the Capitol Building on Wednesday, in an attempt to prevent the certification of Electoral College votes from the 2020 election that favors President-elect Joe Biden over Trump. The one-term president, who has consistently used social media to fuel baseless claims about election fraud, praised his supporters for standing up as "patriots."
His last tweet was sent at 10:44 am ET on 1/8/21 and is pictured here. We will let others comment endlessly on the fact that this was his last tweet ever on this account.
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