We all know Donald Trump is banned from Twitter but today we learn that he will never be able to return there again.
Donald Trump’s support for the attempted coup that involved the assault on the Capitol in Washington D.C., has definitely not come cheap for the former president. The main consequence of this is, of course, the impeachment process he is facing these days, which if it goes ahead, could even disqualify him from holding any public office in the future, which would truncate his plans to run for the presidency again in 2024.
Donal Trump is banned on Twitter permanently
However, whatever the outcome of this process, today we know that Donald Trump would have been left, forever, without one of his key tools, the mainstay on which in recent years has supported his communication policy. Twitter CFO, Ned Segal, has confirmed that running for public office again would not reverse the veto that the company imposed on Trump after the riots in the U.S. Capitol on January 6.
“The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO or you are a former or current public official. Our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that we would have to remove them from the service, and our policies do not allow them to come back,” stated Ned Segal. This is undoubtedly a setback for Donald Trump, who surely aspired to be able to return to Twitter to resume his usual communication policy.
What if Donald Trump wins the next election?
This, however, raises a question that is not trivial: what will happen in the hypothetical case that Donald Trump finally runs and wins the 2024 presidential election? It would be up to him to take the account of the president of the United States (@potus) back for four years. However, in that particular case, we would be talking about a person who has already been banned from Twitter for not complying with the social network’s rules, which would give rise to a, particularly complex situation.
Twitter is not the only social network from which Donald Trump has been expelled, although it is true that it is the one he used the most. And in many cases it has not been a simple decision, indeed, a few weeks ago Jack Dorsey considered it a necessary mistake, and it is clear that this action has produced a very, very loud reaction, and has made many people wonder whether social networks should regulate their policies to prevent such situations.