TAMPA (WFLA) – President Trump attempted to tweet from his presidential Twitter account, @POTUS, which led to the deletion of all original tweets from the account by Twitter Friday night.
The move comes following Twitter’s decision to suspend the president’s personal account due to “the risk of further incitement of violence.”
Trump in the recently deleted tweets went on to say “Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me.”
Trump later stated that he’s looking at the “possibilities of building out our own platform” and that he “would not be SILENCED!”
Trump’s Twitter account was previously locked following a series of disputed tweets posted by the president in the wake of the demonstrations at the Capitol.
The news comes following the announcement that Trump’s Facebook account would be blocked indefinitely, or at least through President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Lawmakers had been calling on Twitter to join Facebook in taking more permanent action against the president.
Facebook said in a statement it was “appalled by the violence at the Capitol today,” and that it would be “treating these events as an emergency.”