Twitter slaps Trump with lifelong ban

In this July 17, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, N.C | Photo: AP/Carolyn Kaster

Washington, America – Twitter has banned President of the United States, Donald Trump – who is currently being impeached from office, after refusing to step down and welcome his successor – from it’s platform for a lifetime.

This comes following Trump’s social media activity encouraging his supporters, who attacked the Capitol, in which he said, “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!!!”

Twitter described this Tweet and those that followed as glorification of violence, and said that “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.”

However, Twitter’s ban specifically addresses “the @realDonaldTrump account,” not Trump personally. However, it has been revealed that Twitter will enforce its policy to ensure that Trump does not find a way around the suspension of his personal account, said CNN.

“If it is clear that another account is being used for the purposes of evading a ban, it is also subject to suspension,”Twitter said in a statement. It further read that, “for government accounts, such as @POTUS and @WhiteHouse, we will not suspend those accounts but will take action to limit their use. However, these accounts will be transitioned over to the new administration in due course and will not be suspended by Twitter unless absolutely necessary to alleviate real-world harm.”

Further, Twitter’s policy would also prohibit Trump from having a third party to operate a Twitter account on his behalf. While Trump was banned from the platform, he had 88.7 million followers at the time of his ousting.