Donald Trump has had his Twitter account suspended following days of unrest in Washington, hours after he confirmed that he will not be attending the inauguration of Joe Biden
Twitter bosses have permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s Twitter account following a “risk of further incitement of violence.”
The bold move by social media giants comes just days after the President’s account was suspended for 12 hours following a mass protest which saw Trump supporters storm The Capitol.
While violence unfolded at the heart of American politics, Trump took to his social media profiles to share a message to his supporters, encouraging them to go home before adding “we love you”.
During his time in The Oval Office, the President has voiced many of his decisions to the 75 million people who had followed him, as well as used the platform to claim that the election, which saw him lose the office to Joe Biden was “faked”.
Following The Apprentice stars distorted claims, Twitter bosses took the decision to share disclaimers on his post that his tweets were untrue.
The decision was made following two controversial tweets by the President who is due to leave the office in a matter of days.
One post read: “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!”
While the second added: “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”
In a statement released by the social media giant, they said: “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.
“In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.”
The platform continued: “Our public interest framework exists to enable the public to hear from elected officials and world leaders directly. It is built on a principle that the people have a right to hold power to account in the open.
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