BREAKING: Twitter Permanently Suspends Donald Trump (Yes, Really)
Yes, they really did it at last.
holy shit they suspended Trump at last
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.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y
Here’s the official statement: Permanent suspension of @realDonaldTrump.
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. 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.
It’s way, way too late, of course. Twitter should have taken this action years ago.
My TweetDeck column still had these ghost images. These were Trump’s final two tweets; the first one is probably the straw that broke his Twitter account. pic.twitter.com/sfYwkYLXee