Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial lasted for five days and the Senate voted to acquit him of inciting the Capitol riots which took place on January 6, 2021. This means he will be eligible to run for the office in four years time.
However, even if that is the case, Twitter, who banned Trump from using the platform, won’t let him use it ever again. This decision was made on January 9, when the platform added a special “fact-check link” beneath many of the former president’s tweets, including one where he called mail-in ballots “fraudulent.”
Former President Donald Trump will not be permitted back on Twitter even if he runs again for office and wins, according to the company’s chief financial officer. https://t.co/YiW9IFyEJ8
— CNN (@CNN) February 10, 2021
“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,” Twitter said in a statement released a few days after the Capitol riots during which five people lost their lives, among which a police officer.
“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.”
— The Hill (@thehill) February 11, 2021
Twitter Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal spoke to CNBC, saying: “The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform — whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official.”
“Remember, our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, we have to remove them from the service and our policies don’t allow people to come back.”
What do you think about Twitter’s decision to ban Donald Trump from using their platform ever again?