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Trump Freaks Out and Cries Over His 2-Year Facebook Ban Like a PATHETIC Loser
Well, I guess we all knew this was coming.
Former President Donald Trump is absolutely furious over Facebook’s decision to suspend him from the platform for a period of two years.
In a Friday afternoon statement, Trump went off on the social media giant for “censoring and silencing” him.
“Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election,” Trump said. “They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!”
In a statement earlier Friday, Facebook vice president Nick Clegg explained the reasoning behind the company’s decision — citing Trump’s “praise for people engaged in violence at the Capitol on January 6.”
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“Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols,” Clegg said. “We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year.”
And that wasn’t it. Trump released another statement, this one insinuating that he will soon be back in the White House. Trump posted a second statement railing against Facebook keeping his suspension in place, and he said, “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!”
Have been hesitant to tweet many statements since he left office, but making an exception for this one following his two-year suspension:
"Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife. It will be all business!" pic.twitter.com/g9InqMuvFJ
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 4, 2021
Social Media had some thoughts:
Facebook announced that Former Guy's account will be suspended for 2 years.
That's five days for each of the 140 officers injured by his followers in the violent insurrection of 1/6.
And it's still more of a consequence than has been set for him by _any_ elected GOP official. pic.twitter.com/rRzmg7TqX5
— Dean Gloster (@deangloster) June 5, 2021
Jen Psaki on Trump and Facebook: "It feels pretty unlikely that the zebra is going to change his stripes over the next two years. We'll see."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 4, 2021
It’s clear that Facebook is never letting Trump back on. It just doesn’t want to rile up his base by using the words “permanent ban.”
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 4, 2021
Donnie thought he’d be reinstated as president in August.
Turns out it was just his Facebook account, and not till 2023.
He sounds disappointed.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 4, 2021
You know who is still on Twitter and Facebook? Hillary
— christine (@christi02127678) June 4, 2021
Trump thinks he’s going to be reinstated as President when he can’t even get reinstated on Facebook.
— Outspoken (@Out5p0ken) June 4, 2021
Facebook banned him another 2 years. Twitter already banned him. Banks cut ties with him. The PGA bumped his club. Corporate America steers clear. His blog shut down. Nobody sensible wants him near them. What does a malignant narcissist do? Say he's being reinstated as president.
— Duty To Warn 🔉 (@duty2warn) June 4, 2021