Donald Trump has been trying to find a way back to Twitter after getting permanently suspended earlier today.
So far he’s tried to tweet from the official @POTUS account — and those got deleted.
He tried from the @TeamTrump account — and that account got suspended.
He also tried to have the @FLOTUS account relay his message — and those tweets got deleted.
As a last resort, he tried taking over the account of his digital director, Gary Coby — and got Gary’s account suspended in the process.
Changing this handle name to “Donald J. Trump,” but keeping his username the same, it was observed that Coby might have told Trump’s social media manager to try and switch over to his account in order to allow Trump to still tweet. These efforts appeared to be thwarted by Twitter, however.
In case you missed it, Donald Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter this afternoon, a move that felt long overdue after the former president had been using the app to incite violence, spread hate speech, and blatantly share misinformation about the 2020 election results even to this day.
Following his suspension, Trump dropped what might be his last message via the official POTUS account, one that will soon be handed over to Joe Biden, saying that Twitter is blocking the promotion of 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 tweeted. “I predicted this would happen. 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 … We will not be SILENCED!”
Brace yourselves, love muffins. It’s going to be a wild couple of weeks.