The Nigeria government said Friday it was indefinitely suspending Twitter after the social media platform deleted a controversial tweet that President Muhammadu Buhari made. Well, former President Donald Trump really liked that idea. The twice-impeached one-term president was banned on Twitter and Facebook after he incited the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection, so he called on countries to block Twitter just as Nigeria did.
“Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President,” the statement reads. “More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard. 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?”
Twitter users piled in.
Do you suppose this guy has one minute of any day when he’s not thinking about himself?
— citygirl 🇺🇸 (@HelloDearVoid) June 8, 2021
Is he saying he is President of Nigeria?
— MetroRange (@MetroRange16) June 8, 2021
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Could he run there? What are the eligibility rules?
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) June 8, 2021
Damn. At first blush, I thought this was The Borowitz Report.
— Peabody defends democracy (@PeabodyA) June 8, 2021
2024? I thought he was being reinstated in August? 🤣🤣🤣
— Windmill Cancer Killed Aunt Tifa (@47thTrumps) June 8, 2021
The president wasn’t banned. A genocidal tweet he made was deleted.
— me (@melvinakd1st) June 8, 2021
Delusional and sad at the same time.
— Stop the madness ❗ (@MICHELE01208342) June 8, 2021
i can’t believe this shit isn’t satire i really forgot how annoying trump was https://t.co/QNrAw5uFCH
— aurora🪴 (@dreadsticks) June 9, 2021
Donald Trump is so dumb that he didn’t know that Twitter didn’t ban Bubu, but only deleted his Tweet. Dumb ass loser https://t.co/EcUM4naaSZ
— Arakunrin Funmilayo (@Ar_Funmi) June 9, 2021
Wait, I thought Nigeria was a “sh*thole’? https://t.co/EPBiXW3Q4k
— james gibney (@jamesgibney) June 9, 2021
It certainly sounds like the former guy is trying to cancel Twitter and Facebook. Doesn’t he have something to keep him busy during his retirement?