It may have taken four years and with only a few days left of his presidency but Twitter has finally decided to ban Donald Trump from the the platform.
The decision was taken on Friday by Twitter who in a statement cited that they had ‘permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.’ Facebook took similar action but only until a peaceful transition of power had been completed.
This move comes after Trump was temporarily locked out of his account following the attack on the Capitol building by his supporters on Wednesday. The president did return to the website on Thursday where he attempted to distance himself from any blame for the riot but continued to spread more misinformation despite admitting that he would no longer be challenging the election results. He had also announced that he would not be attending Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Trump has reportedly attempted to use the @POTUS account, as well as other accounts to tweet his annoyance of being suspended from Twitter accusing the website of ‘banning free speech’ but those tweets were quickly deleted.
The news that Trump would no longer be tweeting has been greeted with great enthusiasm from his critics, who could help but react with shock and scenes that resembled the end of Return of the Jedi.