Twitter gave a statement after it suspended President Trump’s account, saying:
“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. 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 decision came after two tweets that the president sent out on Friday. Officials at Twitter said that the tweets violated the company’s policy on glorifying violence.
“These two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks.”
“The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!”
The second tweet said that Trump would not be attending Joe Biden’s inauguration.
By saying that he would not be in attendance, Twitter is concerned that he may be insinuating that the inauguration would be a “safe” target for more violence.