NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s infamous Twitter account has been permanently suspended, the company announced Friday.
“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 said in a blog post.
After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.
The president has used Twitter for more than a decade as his loudest microphone, announcing personnel changes, policy actions and responses to domestic and international news and events.
But more importantly, it has been used as an extension of his unprecedented style of governing and his unapologetic personality. Twitter has been the source of many of his feuds and was partly responsible for his rise in political popularity as his campaign grew. It was often used to air dirty laundry, tear down anyone in his political path and insult personal enemies old and new; that did not change during his time in office.
Trump was suspended following his defense of violent rioters Wednesday at the Capitol Building. He posted a video calling them “special” people and saying he loved them. His account was restored after 12 hours — but permanently suspended Friday.
The president’s time in office ends Jan. 20, when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated