In an unsurprising but unprecedented move, Donald Trump has landed in Twitter's penalty box as the social media operation cited 'misinformation and incitement of violence' posted by the president. Twitter has ordered Trump to delete three posts, after which his account will remain locked for 12 more hours. The action comes after removal of a video from other social media platforms where Trump praised the protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol during Electoral College certification proceedings Wednesday.
This culminates an extraordinary day where Trump lost support from even his most loyal supporters. Look for Trump's social media accounts to be permanently banned not long after President-Elect Biden's January 20 inauguration. Today's events also bring the possibility of Trump being removed from office before then.
In another video that aired later Wednesday, Trump urged protesters to go home but reiterated yet again that the 2020 Election was stolen. Approximately 40,000 votes between Arizona, Georgia and Wisconsin decided the November 3 outcome, had Trump won all three states the final electoral count would have been 269-269, which would had left the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate to determine the President and Vice-President. Georgia became an election epicenter of controversy again after razor-thin wins by Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in runoff elections to give Democrats control of the Senate. It will be the first representation from Georgia in the Senate chamber in two decades.
A game of inches...