President Trump has been permanently banned from Twitter, his most used social media platform.
Trump was a prolific tweeter and it could be argued that his use of the social media platform contributed to its continued success.
Now, he’s gone — but it wasn’t his choice.
Twitter announced they would be removing the media mogul from their platform on Friday following riots in Washington D.C.
The president, in his final series of tweets, accused the platform of “banning free speech.”
“As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me,” he wrote.
“Twitter may be a private company, but without the government’s gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long,” Trump continued.
Trump said he“predicted this would happen” and teased that he was working on his own platform.
“We have been negotiating with various other sites, and will have a big announcement soon, while we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future,” he tweeted. “We will not be SILENCED!”
Trump continued: “Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH. They are all about promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely. STAY TUNED!”
As the Independent Journal Review reports, Twitter permanently suspended both Trump’s personal (and most-used @realDonaldTrump) account as well as his campaign (@TeamTrump) account:
The platform said in a blog post, “We have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.”
A spokesperson for Twitter told the Washington Examiner regarding the message that was deleted from the @POTUS account, “As we’ve said, using another account to try to evade a suspension is against our rules.”
The spokesperson added, “We have taken steps to enforce this with regard to recent Tweets from the @POTUS account. For government accounts, such as @POTUS and @WhiteHouse, we will not suspend those accounts permanently but will take action to limit their use.”
Twitter also suspended Trump’s campaign account @TeamTrump.