Donald Trump made no effort on Friday to hide his fury over Facebook’s decision to suspend him from the platform for two years, swearing on Friday that he would grant no favors to the social media giant.
On Friday, Facebook said that it decided that “given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his actions constituted a severe violation of our rules which merit the highest penalty available under the new enforcement protocols.”
Trump responded with a furious statement accusing the social media giant of censorship and claiming that the decision is an insult to his 75 million supporters who voted for him in the November election, reports Forbes.
“Facebook’s ruling is an insult to the record-setting 75M people, plus many others, who voted for us in the 2020 Rigged Presidential Election,” the former president said in a statement. “They shouldn’t be allowed to get away with this censoring and silencing, and ultimately, we will win. Our Country can’t take this abuse anymore!”
In another statement, Trump took direct aim at Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying, “Next time I’m in the White House there will be no more dinners, at his request, with Mark Zuckerberg and his wife.”
The former president added: “It will be all business!”
In addition to being suspended for two years from Facebook and Instagram, Trump has also been permanently banned from Twitter.
Trump saw his social media profiles shut down following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by his supporters on January 6.
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