When speaking in public, disgraced ex-President Donald Trump has a tendency to act like it doesn’t really bother him that he doesn’t have access to his Twitter account anymore, after the platform gave him a permanent ban following the January 6th Capitol riot and his behavior surrounding the event.
However, this is Donald Trump we’re talking about here, and we all know better.
Despite his claims that he’s unbothered, the former guy is still doing pretty much everything he can behind the scenes to get his beloved Twitter and followers back.
According to a report from CBC, Donald Trump has asked a Florida federal judge to force the social media giant to reinstate his account.
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The request for a preliminary injunction against Twitter was filed on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, in which the former president and his legal team argue that Twitter was “coerced” by U.S. Congress members into permanently banning his account.
Twitter, of course, was not the only one to make such a move — several other social media big names including Facebook enacted similar bans against the now ex-president following his behavior that incited violence at the Capitol in January, following his election loss.
In the filing, Trump’s attorneys argue that Twitter “exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate.”
Twitter has thus far declined to comment on Trump’s most recent move.
Twitter cited Trump’s violation of their policy that disallows “glorification of violence” as their reason for permanently banning the now-ex-President’s account, which boasted 88 million followers and was regularly used as Trump’s political platform where he would make announcements and changes, often before Congress or even his own people knew.
Twitter noted that Trump’s tweets at the time of the deadly Capitol insurrection were “highly likely” to incite further violence similar to what was seen on January 6th.
Trump argues in his court filing that Twitter allowed the Taliban to regularly post about their military victories throughout Afghanistan, but censored him throughout his presidency by labeling his posts as “misleading information” or “glorifying violence.”
Back in July, Donald made a big to-do about his lawsuit against Twitter, Facebook Inc, and Alphabet Inc’s Google, as well as the companies’ chief executive, claiming they illegally silence Conservative viewpoints.
You can read the full report from CBC here.