Twitter has shut down an account that was devoted solely to posting Donald Trump’s “truths” from his newly created social media platform Truth Social.
The Twitter account, which went by the handle @PresTrumpTS, was banned just days after it was created.
The Huffington Post was first to report the ban.
Archived tweets from the account show several posts authored by Trump for his platform, Truth Social, which was created as a right-wing alternative to Twitter after the then-president was permanently banned from the microblogging site.
Trump was accused of inciting a mob that ransacked the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in order to disrupt Congress’ ratification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.
After his ban, Trump’s press releases were posted on Twitter by his aide, Liz Harrington, though she recently announced that she, too, would be leaving Twitter for Truth Social because “Twitter is a terrible website that is beyond fixing.”
Supporters of Trump have been energized by the prospect of Elon Musk acquiring Twitter. The Tesla CEO has said he intends to reinstate the former president’s account, though Trump has vowed to remain off Twitter even if Musk completes the acquisition.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Trump has been telling associates that Google has been sabotaging his new social media platform by not making it available on Android devices.
“Is Google trying to f–k me?” the former president has been asking friends and advisers in the weeks since the rollout of Truth Social. His remarks were reported by Rolling Stone. (NYPost)