Twitter Just Suspended Donald Trump Permanently

The company cited “the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Trump looking weirdly happy

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For years, Republican members of Congress have avoided having to weigh in on controversial statements from President Donald Trump by telling reporters they didn’t see his tweets. Now, none of us will. On Friday, two days after Trump incited a riot against a joint session of Congress, Twitter suspended his account—permanently:

Twitter has been perhaps the biggest unfettered communications platform of his presidency, where Trump had amassed more than 80 million followers. Now, he’s gone!

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