Trump tried to circumvent his Twitter ban by tweeting from the POTUS account, but Twitter immediately removed his tweet.
Here is a screenshot of Trump’s tweet and how quickly it was removed:
Now you are … pic.twitter.com/Rkq6hhXy3x
– Michael McAuliff (@mmcauliff) January 9, 2021
Twitter specifically urged Trump not to try to circumvent the ban by using the @POTUS account or creating a new account and, as usual, Trump didn’t listen. Twitter isn’t playing around with Trump. They don’t ban him until things settle down. The social media company announced the suspension as permanent as Trump poses a threat to violence.
Trump thought he could ignore the ban and do what he wanted, but Twitter will no longer provide a platform for his dangerous lies. The @ POTUS account will be transferred directly to the Biden administration when the next president is sworn in. So Twitter doesn’t want to block this account, but Trump isn’t allowed to tweet about it.
Donald Trump thought he could use an official government account to attack Twitter, but the platform quickly removed the tweet and made sure Trump knew he was no longer welcome.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association