President Trump’s message calling for protesters to head home Wednesday was ironically suppressed by social media, which claimed he was inciting violence.
In a short video issued after a chaotic Wednesday afternoon in DC, the president called for peace and asked supporters to head home.
The now-deleted footage was being shown by CNBC’s Shep Smith before he cut off the president, saying, “Stop! Stop the tape!”
“I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election and everyone knows it, especially the other side, but you have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order. We have to respect our great people in law and order. We don’t want anyone hurt.”
The president’s video message was deleted by Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
Twitter released a message explaining they “required the removal of three Donald Trump tweets” for violating their “Civic Integrity policy.”
“This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked,” the social media giant wrote.
This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 7, 2021