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President Trump has account temporarily locked after Twitter pulls down his taped statement

Twitter has since deleted Trump’s tweet containing the video

The president tweeted this video on Wednesday afternoon.
The president tweeted this video on Wednesday afternoon.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump released an official statement via Twitter video about the protests led by his supporters at the US Capitol.

“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,” he said.

At the start of the video, Trump continued to claim election fraud, leading Twitter to flag the video with the disclaimer stating: “This claim of election fraud is disputed, and this Tweet can’t be replied to, retweeted or liked due to a risk of violence.”

"Remember this day forever!" UPDATE: Twitter has since deleted this tweet by President Trump, saying "This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules."

Posted by WSLS 10 / WSLS.com on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Twitter has since removed Trump’s tweet containing the video along with two other tweets. His account will also be “locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.”

“Go home. We love you. You’re very special. You’ve seen what happens. You see the way others are treated that are so bad and so evil. I know how you feel, but go home and go home at peace,” he said at the end of the video.

Trump’s statement came minutes after Joe Biden spoke from Wilmington, Delaware about the situation.


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Nicole Del Rosario joined WSLS 10 in August 2020.