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Twitter CFO Ned Segal: No Way, No How, Is Trump Ever Getting His Account Back
It is good to start with the question always asked. If you offered Trump his Twitter account back, or the White House, which would he pick? In this site’s opinion, the answer is near a toss-up, and if we had to bet, it would be on the side of getting his Twitter account back.
After all, we’re not convinced Trump actually liked being president, but he would definitely like to run and win so that history sorta sees him as a “winner.” But if you just gave him the choice, no election to win, no “correction of 2020,” if you just dropped him in the White House, he’d likely want his bullhorn back. The best part of being president was blasting people through Twitter.
He doesn’t have to worry about it, according to an interview on ABC News Channel 7, CFO Ned Segal promises that it will never happen:
Former President Donald Trump will not be permitted back on Twitter even if he runs again for office and wins, according to the company’s chief financial officer.
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Asked during an interview on CNBC Wednesday whether Trump’s tweeting privileges could be restored if he wins the presidency again, CFO Ned Segal clarified that Trump’s ban is permanent.
“The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform,” he said, “whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official. Remember, our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting vi*lence, and if anybody does that, we have to remove them from the service and our policies don’t allow people to come back.”
The Trumps like to say “But the TALIBAN’s has an account! And that’s true. The distinction is obvious to all of us. The Taliban – while they are some “bad hombres” – do not use Twitter in the same way. If they use Twitter to say “Meeting at 7:00” or “God Is Great,” then they are not using it in a bad way.
Trump did use it just that way. He also used his personal account, rather than the White House account. He continually ignored warnings about spreading disinformation that could hurt people with respect to COVID.
Trump has no case to make. If the Taliban used their account to incite vi*lence, they would be banned for life, too. The fact that Trump has used it to promote vi*lence, but the Taliban have not says a lot about Trump.