Trump Praises Nigeria’s Twitter Ban, Says He Wishes He’d Done The Same

Donald Trump praised Nigeria’s Twitter ban in a statement and said he wishes he had done the same while he was president of the United States.

Trump also appeared to suggest that he would consider banning Twitter if elected again in the 2024 presidential election.

‘Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard,‘ Trump said.

‘In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil?’

He continued: ‘Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?’

Donald Trump praised Nigeria’s Twitter ban in a statement and said he wishes he had done the same while he was president of the United States

Donald Trump leaves Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday after a storm passed through and waved to the few people lucky enough who withstood the poor weather

Twitter had removed a tweet from Buhari that was seen as threatening separatist movements, with Twitter saying that it violated its policies. Nigeria then banned Twitter from the country

Trump also appeared to suggest that he would consider banning Twitter if elected again in the 2024 presidential election in his statement

Trump’s statement also appeared to conflate the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, right, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, left

The statement falsely said that Twitter had banned Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. The social media company had removed a tweet from Buhari that was seen as threatening separatist movements, with Twitter saying that it violated its policies.

Trump’s statement also appeared to conflate the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

He was branded a ‘wannabe dictator’ by journalist Andrew Feinberg. The former president used his Twitter account to make big announcements, pick fights and share what often appeared to be his stream of conscious with his 88.7 million followers.

Trump was permanently banned the day after the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 after Twitter accused him of using his account – which had close to 90 million followers – of inciting violence.

Trump has also been suspended from Facebook for two years, after Zuckerberg’s company gave a seemingly finite end to Trump’s ban from the platform.

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Trump was permanently banned the day after the deadly riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6

Twitter accused Trump of using his account – which had close to 90 million followers – of inciting violence

With the Washington Monument in the background, people attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump on Wednesday, January 6

With the White House in the background, then-President Donald Trump speaks at a rally Wednesday, January 6

Twitter declared access to its platform a ‘human right’ on Saturday in response to the ban in Nigeria.

While president, Trump attempted numerous times to block access to the Chinese-owned company TIkTok but his efforts were repeatedly blocked by federal judged, as noted by Forbes.

Trump Urges Countries To Ban Twitter And Facebook – Says ‘Perhaps’ He Should Have Done It

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