President Donald Trump was ridiculed for being slapped with Twitter restrictions on Wednesday.
The president's campaign tweeted out his video appearing on "Fox & Friends" in which he claims that children can't get the coronavirus, or if they do, it isn't that bad. Not only is the comment a lie, but it's also a dangerous one that is so bad that Facebook removed Trump's video and Twitter demanded the campaign delete the video or it would remain in "Twitter jail," suspended from tweeting.
Trump reposted the video to his personal account, and the video appears to still be online. Social media sites have come under fire from users as Trump is allowed to lie about key facts of the virus, endangering lives.
It was a point of news that many flocked to Twitter to mock the president and his campaign, which was, until recently, being run by his social media staffer.
See the tweets below:
Trump got suspended from Twitter..... Now that's LAW AND ORDER !— Braulio Mata (@Braulio Mata) 1596676550.0
@KamalaHarris was right to push for Trump to be banned from twitter during a debate. Trump's current mini-ban shoul… https://t.co/A1rrug0UTe— Ric Caric (@Ric Caric) 1596675491.0
FINALLY! Twitter has banned Trump over coronavirus misinformation. Now please @Twitter, give us a way to report… https://t.co/oWTmkAxBhr— Amir Attaran (@Amir Attaran) 1596675553.0
Did his account get banned? Telling people kids cant get the corona. Trump is full of shit #ConsequencesForTrump— ZebraPants (@ZebraPants) 1596675607.0
Trump should be banned forever— Naiem2315@gmail.com (@Naiem2315@gmail.com) 1596675965.0
So now if Trump himself tweeted or RTs himself saying children are “almost immune” to coronavirus Twitter will have… https://t.co/0uIIGdSH6L— Michelangelo Signorile (@Michelangelo Signorile) 1596675529.0
@realDonaldTrump lmfao the liar in the WH has been banned again. Great job Twitter time to permanently ban Trump— BR82nd (@BR82nd) 1596675969.0
The Trump Twitter Team should be banned indefinitely until they issue an apology and promising no more anti-science… https://t.co/hUfTK8t96D— FɆɌȺŁ THɆɆ FƗNNX🐒🔧🏛️ (@FɆɌȺŁ THɆɆ FƗNNX🐒🔧🏛️) 1596675977.0
The president of the United States of America got banned on Twitter for speading lies about the global pandemic. L… https://t.co/9mdxGCDUk3— kendall meade (@kendall meade) 1596675428.0
I have a feeling that Trump's meeting with Jack Twitter involved some quid pro quo. If I tweeted the shit Trump doe… https://t.co/xbcSVMs2M6— Z🇺🇸 (@Z🇺🇸) 1596675313.0
@FFaxhdr @AP Many more people would be alive had Trump been banned from social media.— koko (@koko) 1596675103.0
lmao twitter banned Donald Trump from tweeting. Maybe he shouldn't tweet such hot garbage all the time! Sad! #twitter #MAGA— Yeeehaw David (@Yeeehaw David) 1596675096.0
@renato_mariotti I was bracing for tweetstorm when Trump was suddenly suspended for false and dangerous statements… https://t.co/aLeQcghDGG— Dar Dronet 🌊🌊🌊 (@Dar Dronet 🌊🌊🌊) 1596676029.0
What is Trumps campaign going to do ??? 1st FB adds disclaimer about false information, now Twitter suspended them… https://t.co/Gk6d77xLWd— windsorjlj (@windsorjlj) 1596676258.0
Trump is suspended? https://t.co/AXHyWtNT4H— Stacey 🍴💰 (@Stacey 🍴💰) 1596675913.0
@pauljohFUCTRUMP Thank you Twitter! But honestly, Trumps twitter account should be permently suspended because he l… https://t.co/KUrW53IeIP— Eric Alexander (@Eric Alexander) 1596675957.0
I have zero sympathy for any government official who gets locked, suspended or censored by big tech. Especially Tru… https://t.co/gGNfmv35gc— meh (@meh) 1596675565.0