Donald Trump has officially spoken out about his bans across all major social media platforms, and, as expected, he didn't hold back.
Keep scrolling to find out what he had to say today...
Trump has finally broken his silence.
The president spoke to reporters today about his social media bans.
This comes amid overwhelming tensions among the pro-Trump community.
JUST IN: The entire DC National Guard has been activated by the Department of Defense following a pro-Trump mob bre… https://t.co/mEqRTqbOMh— CNN (@CNN)1609967074.0
Last week, on January 6th, during which a joint session of Congress convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden's election win, lawmakers were forced to shelter in place and evacuate as pro-Trump rioters broke into the U.S Capitol Building.
Hundreds of rioters forced their way into the prestigious building...Breaking windows, doors, and furniture along with chants of "stop the steal!"
The rioters took over several of the rooms and chambers in the building...And photos showing them looting objects, such as the lectern of U.S. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, quickly started circulating online.
A group of rioters even broke into Pelosi's office...With one posing in her chair with his feet up on the desk.
From this, more violence ensued...
BREAKING: Clashes reported inside the U.S. Capitol building https://t.co/2twyZAD6wJ— BNO News (@BNO News)1609961543.0
The scenes shocked people all over the globe...And the world watched on, transfixed, as more and more rioters continued to spill into the Capitol and clash with police.
Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) January 6, 2021
The violent acts against American institutions are a grave attack against democracy. I condemn them. The American people's will and vote must be respected— Jean-Yves Le Drian (@JY_LeDrian) January 6, 2021
As a United States Citizen, and the daughter of two veterans, and the sister of another, I am ashamed of what is happening in Washington. Hypocrisy, shame,— P!nk (@Pink) January 6, 2021
Embarrassment. Unpatriotic hypocritical sheep drinking poison Kool aid. This a sad day for America.
Deeply worrying developments in Washington, D.C. This is an assault on democracy. President Trump and several members of Congress bear substantial responsibility for developments. The democratic election process must be respected.— SwedishPM (@SwedishPM) January 6, 2021
The violent scenes we saw in Washington today are an affront to democracies around the globe. True and genuine democracy is a precious treasure that no nation should ever take for granted. We are confident the USA will soon close this ugly chapter once and for all.— Frank Bainimarama (@FijiPM) January 7, 2021
White privilege is violently storming the US Capitol and just...being sent home.— Chasten Buttigieg (@Chasten) January 6, 2021
I am heartbroken and astounded that this narcissistic and dangerous president would put lives in danger and encourage violent sedition against our government. That man is no longer able to serve as President because he can't accept defeat. Can we afford 2 more weeks? I say NO!— Stevie Wonder (@StevieWonder) January 6, 2021
White privilege is also the password to the Capitol building, apparently— Abel (@AbelTheo99) January 6, 2021
I believe in the strength of US institutions and democracy. Peaceful transition of power is at the core. @JoeBiden won the election.— Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) January 6, 2021
I look forward to working with him as the next President of the USA. https://t.co/2G1sUeRH4U
Shortly afterward, it was confirmed that there had been fatalities within the Capitol.Chief Robert Contee III of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC, confirmed the news during a press conference.
It quickly emerged that one female rioter had been shot dead by police...
Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said Wednesday's events included four fatalities: a woman who was shot… https://t.co/246Qok143t— USA TODAY (@USA TODAY)1610011920.0
From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.
You’ve caused this, get on TV immediately and stop it - before people start being killed. https://t.co/59dqsiXEaK— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1609962613.0
He instead issued a series of tweets...Where he reminded the rioters that the police and law enforcement was "on our side," and to "remain peaceful."
Hours after his supporters had stormed the Capitol, however, Trump finally released a video telling them:
"Go home, we love you, you're very special."
Shortly afterward, his Twitter account was suspended indefinitely, as were his Facebook and Instagram accounts.
And now, just a matter of days later, Trump has spoken out about his social media bans.
On Tuesday, before he boarded a helicopter from Texas, back to the White House, President Trump spoke to reporters about his ban on several social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook.
"I think big tech is doing a horrible thing for our country and to our country and I believe it is going to be a catastrophic mistake for them."
"They're dividing and divisive and they're showing something that I've been predicting for a long time."
"I've been predicting it for a long time but people didn't act on it and I think big tech has made a terrible mistake and very, very bad for our country and that's leading others to do the same thing."
"It causes a lot of problems and a lot of danger. Big mistake and they shouldn't be doing it."
This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.