LIVE UPDATES: Trump permanently banned from Twitter

The president was banned days after the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol

Twitter announced the permanent suspension of President Trump’s account Friday, following months of flagging his tweets with warnings -- and days after the company said he violated its policies.

Fast Facts

    • Trump's account was blocked over tweets he posted in relation to Wednesday's Trump rally that led to the riot at the Capitol 
    • His account was first suspended temporarily following the deadly riot 

The platform locked Trump out of his account for the first time this week. The social media company deemed a number of tweets connected to the violent riot at the Capitol on Wednesday as inflammatory.

"After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," the company wrote in a blog post.

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