Twitter Permanently Suspends Donald Trump’s Account

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on January 9, 2021

Twitter as of today, January 8, has permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s personal account, an account that had over 88 million followers when it was shut down.

Twitter justified shutting down Trump’s account by claiming he was promoting/inciting violence, blaming him for the crowd of people who stormed the Capital Building on January 6 during the counting and debating of the electoral votes. 

It is arguable on Twitter’s part that Trump raised the political tension in America by stating over and over that the 2020 presidential election was “stolen” from him, when there were only allegations and evidence of election irregularities, not definitive and proven fraud.

On the other side of the argument, Trump had during his speech on January 6 told supporters to march to the Capitol Building but also explicitly said to be peaceful and made multiple statements on Twitter when the Capitol Building was stormed telling supporters committing the illegal activity to stop and go home.


If Twitter’s own logic was brought to its natural conclusion that if anyone raised tensions through their rhetoric then loads and loads of politicians would need their Twitter accounts suspended as well like Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and even President Barack Obama. 

For example, In Obama’s last year in office, he had been constantly asserting that the American police were systematically racist and abused/killed members of the black community unjustifiably all the time. In July of 2016, a BLM-aligned terrorist shot and killed seven police officers in Dallas Texas, and during memorial service for those officers, Obama proceeded to continue pushing the notion that American police departments were systemically racist and oppressed black Americans.


Although Obama’s rhetoric can be described as unproductive and grossly anti-police it would be irresponsible to blame him for the deaths of the seven officers. The same goes for Trump, both he and Obama are not responsible for nutcases who commit illegal activities just because those people agree with some of their rhetoric and political views.

Twitter is clearly holding right-wing and left-wing figures to different standards due to their heavy left-wing bias.

If anything Twitter and other platforms that are censoring Trump and other conservatives may lose out as people will have to sign up to new social media platforms like Parler, Minds, Gab, MeWe, and others in order to keep up with social media updates from those banned from the Big Tech platforms. 

Big Tech seems to realize the threat of places like Parler as Apple just today threatened the social media platform that they have to “moderate” their platform or get ejected from the App Store.

Sheer personal hatred for people like Trump may actually cause Twitter to fall apart as they will soon censor and curate their platforms into irrelevance.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

2 responses to “Twitter Permanently Suspends Donald Trump’s Account”

  1. Bill Broers says:

    This is absolutely UNACCEPTABLE. I have had it with this un-American censorship on social media platforms. I just closed my Twitter account, FaceBook and possibly YouTube are next on the chopping block. I’m now using Parlor instead.

  2. Mike Lewis says:

    You’re the Joke That’s Going on here, Twitter!