After suspending his account for 12 hours on Wednesday, Twitter said it was taking this unprecedented measure in the face of “the risk of further incitement to violence”.
Donald Trump used another account, that of the US Presidency (@POTUS) to reply.
Twitter has gone even further in its muzzling of free speech, and tonight Twitter employees coordinated with Democrats and the radical left to remove my account from their platform, to silence me – and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me, ”wrote the outgoing president.
But this message was also almost immediately deleted by the platform.
Recluse in the White House, released by many Republican tenors, it is precisely from a tweet, laconic, that he had earlier announced that he would not attend, contrary to tradition, the inauguration ceremony of his successor.
This symbolic post will remain the last from @realDonaldTrump and its roughly 88 million subscribers at the time of its suspension.
His absence on January 20 “is a good thing”, replied Mr. Biden, during an exchange with reporters from his stronghold of Wilmington, while stressing that Vice President Mike Pence would, on the other hand, be welcome. at the investiture ceremony.
“My main goal is to bring the country together,” said the president-elect, carefully avoiding entering the debate over an early departure of the Republican billionaire.
For her part, the leader of the Democrats in the United States Congress Nancy Pelosi said she had spoken with the United States military to ensure that Donald Trump, an “unbalanced president”, could not use nuclear codes.
The Capitol’s flags were half-masted after the death of a police officer who was injured in clashes with pro-Trump, bringing the total toll of Wednesday’s violence to five.
Under fire from critics, accused of having undermined institutions and thrown oil on the fire: Donald Trump had tried Thursday evening to calm things down, marking a spectacular break after weeks of inflammatory rhetoric.
In a video message, the tempestuous president had finally admitted his defeat, even if he never cited – let alone congratulated – his Democratic successor Joe Biden.
He also denounced “an odious attack” on the Capitol, without ever mentioning his responsibility in this drama which has permanently tarnished the image of America throughout the world.