The former president of the United States of America, Donald Trump has issued an emailed statement commending the Twitter suspension order issued by President Muhammad Buhari. “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President,” he said.
Donald Trump has also called on more countries to ban Twitter and Facebook “for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard.” He further added that more competitors will emerge and take hold in the meantime.
Stating that he should have done it while he was President, Donald Trump said, “In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? 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?”
Mr Trump’s Twitter account was in January suspended over claims that he had used the platform to incite his followers to invade the Capitol, sparking a riot that led to the death of at least four persons.
Other social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram also suspended Mr Trump’s accounts indefinitely on similar grounds, before a panel reduced the suspension to two years.