Twitter locks Donald Trump’s account and threatens to delete it for good
On Wednesday, Twitter took action against Donald Trump after he shared three tweets including a video regarding the ongoing Pro-Trump protests at the Capitol.
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On Jan. 6, Pro-Trump supporters stormed the United States Capitol building to reject the results of the Presidential election and pressure Republican lawmakers to support Trump's attempts to overturn the election results. The protests arrived as the Senate began to certify the Electoral College votes that are in favor of Presidental-elect Joe Biden.
Since the protests broke out on Wednesday, a lot has transpired. A woman was shot and killed during a stand-off inside the U.S. Capitol building between law enforcement and Pro-Trump supporters. As well, one of Melania Trump's top aides Stephanie Grisham has officially resigned amidst the protests.
Currently, D.C. police are bracing for potential additional protests in the next coming days. In the meantime, citywide curfews in Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas went into effect at 6 P.M. ET. The Senate resumed the process of certifying the Electoral College votes late Wednesday evening.
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Of course, the ongoing matters in Washington, D.C. warranted a response from Trump on social media. In a video shared on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, Trump asked the protests to stop. However, he still stands by the belief the election was "stolen."
“We had an election that was stolen from us,” Trump stated. “It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side.”
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As well, it looks like Twitter is considering suspending Trump's account for good if he continues to violate the platform's policies."Future violations of the Twitter Rules, including our Civic Integrity or Violent Threats policies, will result in permanent suspension of the @realDonaldTrump
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