Twitter permanently suspended Donald Trump's personal account "due to the risk of further incitement of violence". Twitter cited significant evidence that Trump's supporters see his tweets as inspiration, encouragement, and support for their violent actions, which led to the deaths of five people last week.
Twitter determined that Trump violated its Glorification of Violence policy and should be permanently suspended, based on several factors: Trump's statement that he would skip Joe Biden's inauguration is being read as further confirmation that the election was illegitimate and that he refuses to be part of an "orderly transition". His announced absence could also be a signal that the Inauguration is a safe target for additional violence.
Trump's description of the rioters as "American Patriots" (a term which Ivanka Trump also used before cowardly hitting the delete button) is clear support for the murders and insurrectionists. Trump's tweets have prompted talk of future armed protests, including a proposed second attack on the Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17.
Chris Krebs, the former US Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (fired by Trump): "There's going to be more violence. There is going to be violence in the run-up to the inauguration. This is not over. There will be more."
A Parler poster has promised: "Many of us will return on January 19, 2021 carrying Our weapons. We will come in numbers that no standing army or police agency can match."
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Group of US House Republicans issue this letter to Joe Biden, asking he urge Speaker Nancy Pelosi to stop plans for impeachment. Calls impeachment “inflammatory” pic.twitter.com/RjGDqkEoQj— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 10, 2021
Lankford says that this is a heated political moment and we need to bring the volume down. He says impeachment brings the volume up pic.twitter.com/jYszKLa2rN— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) January 10, 2021
The GOP talking point of "this will all be so much easier on everyone if you just let that small treason/coup/murder attempt thing go and help us heal" is so straight out of the domestic violence abuser's handbook it is sick.— Fran Wilde (@fran_wilde) January 9, 2021
BREAKING: Feds arrest Cleveland Meredith for his role in the US Capitol chaos. Investigators allege Meredith texted others that he would be "putting a bullet" in Speaker Nancy Pelosi's head pic.twitter.com/QcaNuIb9Ov— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) January 10, 2021
You invited this violence, quite literally, these are your invited guests pic.twitter.com/OmJPfPQXrC— Lauren Bryan (@MtnRNMPH) January 6, 2021
Lauren Boebert has been arrested four times and is under investigation for “unlawfully providing a handgun to a juvenile” who worked at her Colorado restaurant. She was with her husband when he was arrested for exposing his penis to a minor. Not exactly a law-abiding gun owner.— Eloisa Ortiz (@EloisaO09184582) January 7, 2021
This one is terrifying- from Parler... pic.twitter.com/pEAchdaV1R— Small but fierce (@SacredSHS) January 10, 2021
Some of us have been saying it for more than five years https://t.co/pH8KMAmtnj— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 10, 2021
I am just stunned there are some saying we need to just move on from Wednesday's events when all the documented evidence shows there were determined people—some of them carrying nooses—potentially minutes away from carrying out public executions of our elected representatives.— Dustin Volz (@dnvolz) January 9, 2021
Well if they’re policing thought, she has nothing to worry about. https://t.co/ndNMEqxw1M— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) January 10, 2021
Parler CEO John Matze states that Parler may be unavailable for up to a week as they rebuild from scratch. pic.twitter.com/e2gP6BNmCI— Parlertakes🇺🇸 (@parlertakes) January 10, 2021
As heinous as the attack looked in real time, on live TV and in our social feeds, it was even worse than we knew at the time. It was even more violent ["Feds say police found a pickup truck full of bombs and guns near Capitol insurrection as wide-ranging investigation unfurls"]. It was even more treacherous. And Trump's behavior was even more disturbing ["As riot raged at Capitol, Trump tried to call senators to overturn election"]. . . .[I]n the fog of chaos it was impossible to see the full picture in real time. . . . A handful of chaotic videos on social media stunned the world, and immediately confirmed that the police had lost control, but the fuller videos that came out on Wednesday night and Thursday and Friday provided much more detail. Just now on CNN, Don Lemon showed another appalling video of attackers trying to break into the Capitol — another angle I hadn't seen yet. Sometimes audio clips of the assault are even scarier than video, as The Daily podcast demonstrated. . . .Something else that was even worse than we knew at the time: The attacks against members of the media. Erin Schaff of The New York Times later described what happened when the mob saw her NYT ID. "They threw me to the floor, trying to take my cameras. I started screaming for help as loudly as I could," she said. "No one came. People just watched. At this point, I thought I could be killed and no one would stop them. They ripped one of my cameras away from me, broke a lens on the other and ran away." She fled and found a place to hide.
People say Donald Trump plus the Internet brings out the extremists. But I think the reality is an inversion of that: that Donald Trump plus the Internet brings extremism to the masses. . . . I don't think as a culture, we've grappled with the way social media is a brainwashing machine. . . .Most of the people here do not think of themselves as white nationalists. Do not want to be seen as racist. . . . [But] . . . when this huge swarm of people who've been active online finally get to meet each other in person . . . there's this thrill of it and it's very high energy — but they've also been anonymous for so long — it kind of relieves them of the responsibility for their actions. . . .I don't think there are enough words in English to describe the way emotion works in a mob like that. It's like an electrical current. It's joy, but it's menacing. And there's also this forward momentum that's just unstoppable. . . .Most people I talked to said they expected Trump to be sworn in for a second term. Some people I talked to even said they expected military tribunals of Joe Biden and other Democrats for election fraud. . . . They really see us [the media] as working in concert with Democrats to try to destroy the president.
Let it be known to the business world: Hire any of Trump's fellow fabulists above [Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephanie Grisham, Kayleigh McEnany], and Forbes will assume that everything your company or firm talks about is a lie. We're going to scrutinize, double-check, investigate with the same skepticism we'd approach a Trump tweet. Want to ensure the world's biggest business media brand approaches you as a potential funnel of disinformation? Then hire away.This isn't cancel culture . . . There’s surely a nice living for each of these press secretaries on the true-believer circuit. Nor is this politically motivated, as Forbes' pro-entrepreneur, pro-growth worldview has generally placed it in the right-of-center camp over the past century — this standard needs to apply to liars from either party.
Ted Cruz thought he looked cool cosplaying as a revolutionary until five people died pic.twitter.com/dlNEytlld4— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 9, 2021