Donald Trump Responds To His Bans on Social Media | 22 Words

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.

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The president spoke to reporters today about his social media bans.

This comes amid overwhelming tensions among the pro-Trump community.

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...

As rioters clashed with the few police officers in presence.

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.

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...

However, details surrounding the other fatalities remain unclear. "One adult female and 2 adult males appear to have suffered from separate medical emergencies on or around Capitol grounds," Contee said, "which resulted in their deaths."

From the get-go, there were calls for Trump to intervene.

The president was repeatedly urged to appear on national television to order his supporters to stand down.

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.

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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."

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"They're dividing and divisive and they're showing something that I've been predicting for a long time."

He continued:

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"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."

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This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.