Twitter has permanently banned US President Donald Trump's personal account due to the risk of further incitement of violence following the storming of the US Capitol on Wednesday. The account had more than 88 million followers. This is the first time Twitter has banned a head of state, the company confirmed.
After Twitter permanently suspended his personal account, US President Donald Trump said, "We are looking at possibilities of building our own platform in near future. We will not be silenced. Twitter is not about free speech." Trump tweeted this from the official account of the US President (@POTUS). The tweet has now been taken down.
#UPDATE | After the suspension of his personal Twitter account, US President Donald Trump tweeted from his official @POTUS account but the tweets were taken down within minutes. https://t.co/eg5ovKvkxb pic.twitter.com/vaL4wKTkpT— ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2021
I will not attend Biden’s inauguration on Jan 20: Trump
US President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted, "To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to [President-elect Joe Biden's] inauguration on January 20th." He will reportedly be the first incumbent president since Andrew Johnson to skip his successor's inauguration. This comes after Trump said that he'd focus on ensuring "smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power".
US President-elect Joe Biden has said that President Donald Trump's decision to skip his inauguration on January 20 is a "good thing". Biden added that the decision was "one of the few things he and I have ever agreed on". "He's one of the most incompetent presidents in the history of the United States of America," Biden further said.