Most of us have known for years that Donald Trump is an unhinged, malignant narcissist, but following the armed and deadly insurrection at what seems to be at the president’s direction, the rest of the world sees him for what he is, too. Twitter finally banned Trump from the behemoth social site, leaving the president with one less venue to use to divide this country. Other sites have followed through, too. We can picture Trump now running up and down the White House corridors screaming about “Crooked Hillary” and the deep state while demanding that Melania unlock her door.
Trump’s Twitter account was his favorite toy, and that has been taken away from him.
A senior administration official told Politico that Trump is “ballistic” about his account being suspended over the possibility that it would be used in the final 12 days of Trump’s presidency to incite violence. The official went on to say that Trump was “scrambling to figure out what his options are.”
In a statement issued by the White House, Trump said he’d been “negotiating with various other sites” while “we also look at the possibilities of building out our own platform in the near future.” But aides did not reveal what plans were in the works. When Trump’s eldest son, Don Jr. offered up a URL to those hoping to keep tabs of his father’s whereabouts, it was a site that had been purchased in 2009 and, in recent years, a place where his books were sold. For those who did sign up, an email was sent, plugging his latest work: “Liberal Privilege”.
“As you know, the election is coming up,” the statement read of the election that took place over two months ago. And that continuing denial of reality is what led to the storming of the Capitol by Trump supporters. Trump lied to his supporters, telling them that the election was rigged, but failed to provide evidence in numerous court cases to back that wild-eyed claim up. So, Trump told his supporters to “march” to the Capitol, and oh boy, they sure did, and it was violent. And, y’all, that’s how to get banned on Twitter.