As the second impeachment trial of his presidency unfolds, another bit of bad news for former president Donald Trump has emerged.
A top official at Twitter on Wednesday said Trump’s Twitter ban will remain forever, even if he runs for president again in 2024.
In a new interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, Twitter Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal gave the decisive word on how the company would handle Trump’s Twitter account long term.
Responding to a question about what would happen if Trump ran again and was elected to office, Segal reacted without mincing words.
The way our policies work, when you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform — whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official.
Remember, our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, we have to remove them from the service and our policies don’t allow people to come back.
“So, no?,” Squawk Box host, Rebecca Quick pressed.
He was removed when he was president, and there’d be no difference for anybody who [was] a public official once they’ve been removed from the service.
He also confirmed that the rules would apply to any public official that was banned from the service for similar reasons to Trump.
Twitter banned Trump from its platform a month ago, following the deadly January 6 riots that interrupted Congress’ certification of President Biden’s electoral college win, citing concerns about the “risk of further incitement of violence.”
Trump spent four years rallying his followers, amplifying conspiracies and lambasting his critics via the social media platform.