One emoji was all it took for Clinton to place the ultimate nail within the coffin
Yesterday was a no good, very unhealthy day for Donald Trump. Twitter, Trump’s favourite social media platform and the place he did most of his presidenting, completely banned him. That’s perpetually. People started reacting instantly, but it surely was former Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton who gained the day with one single emoji.
Clinton tweeted her response shortly after Twitter introduced its determination by sharing a tweet she wrote in 2016, a number of months earlier than Trump took workplace. “Delete your account,” she wrote to him throughout her presidential marketing campaign after he mocked her for being endorsed by former President Barack Obama. Yesterday, she responded to her personal tweet with only a single black checkmark.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 9, 2021
And that, women and gents, is the way it’s finished.
According to tweets posted on Friday by Twitter Safety, “after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them, we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.” Later, Twitter mentioned in a statement that “Our determination is that the two Tweets above are likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021.”
The first tweet learn: “The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!” The second: “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.” His statements suggest that, “the Inauguration would be a “safe” goal, as he is not going to be attending,” Twitter mentioned.
Though that was the ultimate straw, his use of Twitter to rally his base and unfold hate ought to have been stopped way back, which wasn’t misplaced on some:
Twitter didn’t ban Trump after the “looting/shooting” tweet, or many others. 12 days left of the presidency.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 8, 2021
okay i do know we’re joking about this as a result of darkish humor is without doubt one of the few coping mechanisms left, but it surely’s actually so miserable that each one of this might’ve been finished 5.5 years in the past and simply wasn’t
— Lily Herman (@lkherman) January 9, 2021
But Clinton wasn’t the one one to answer the information with humor (as a result of all of us want it proper now):
Hello I’m model new to Twitter, what are you guys as much as
— John Barron (@barronjohn1946) January 9, 2021
We ought to all congratulate Melania Trump for her profitable marketing campaign in opposition to cyberbullying. pic.twitter.com/aZ2REHifQ8
— Liz Zhang (@mslizzhang) January 9, 2021
i’ll at all times keep in mind the place i used to be when donald trump was suspended from twitter. i used to be on twitter
— jonny solar has a brand new e-book popping out in april! (@jonnysun) January 8, 2021
Congrats to Trump on his first ever consequence
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) January 8, 2021
Trump being Trump, he tried getting on different Twitter accounts to plead his case. On Friday night, Trump despatched out three tweets from the @POTUS account, a authorities deal with reserved for the sitting president of the United States, all which have been promptly deleted.
Someone forgot to inform Rudy Giuliani, who appeared confused he couldn’t discover his boss on Twitter:
What occurred to POTUS?
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) January 9, 2021
Luckily somebody cleared it up for him actual fast:
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 9, 2021
Celebrities additionally acquired in on the motion once they heard the information:
THANK YOU #TWITTER! Please re-tweet!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) January 8, 2021
All we acquired to do now could be get the Nuclear codes out of his arms and we must be good! pic.twitter.com/ANuN7P97eP
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 8, 2021
He cried hearth in a crowded theater as soon as too typically.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 9, 2021
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) January 8, 2021
Can I’ve your twitter login? pic.twitter.com/GfKP0mWC78
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) January 9, 2021
Of course, it didn’t actually occur till Chrissy Teigen responds, which she so eloquently did:
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 8, 2021
Trump clearly didn’t reply to the reactions as a result of, properly, he’s banned for all times. He’s additionally been indefinitely suspended from Facebook, Reddit, and Instagram.