The storming of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6 set off a chain reaction of events including calls for the immediate removal of President Donald Trump from office and a permanent ban on his Twitter account
Yesterday evening, President Trump delivered a concession speech from the White House. Trump noted that after exhausting every legal avenue to contest the election’s results, his focus has now turned to a smooth power transition for Joe Biden to assume the presidency in 12 days.
Meanwhile, as House Democrats work to have Trump removed from office either via the 25th Amendment or impeachment, the 45th president is now permanently banned from using Twitter.
Why Twitter permanently banned Trump
Following riots on Capitol Hill, Facebook, Shopify, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter announced bans of Trump’s accounts. The first four cited indefinite time periods; however, Twitter, at first, hit the president with only a 12-hour ban, provided that Trump remove certain tweets which the platform deemed as in violation of their terms and services.