Facebook Suspends Trump for Two Years – Trump Goes Off

WILKES-BARRE, PA - AUGUST 2, 2018: President Donald Trump with a serious look as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally held at the Mohegan Sun Arena. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Former President Donald Trump is not getting out of Facebook jail anytime soon.

The social media giant made the announcement Friday, saying Trump is suspended from Facebook and sister platform Instagram until at least Jan. 7, 2023.

Nick Clegg, the company’s vice president for global affairs, made the announcement in an online post. “We are suspending his accounts for two years, effective from the date of the initial suspension on January 7 this year,” Clegg wrote.

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He also noted that once Jan. 7, 2023 rolls around, Trump’s accounts “will only be reinstated if conditions permit.”

Naturally, Trump was steamed about Facebook continuing to lock him out.

“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!” Trump said in a statement released by his Save America PAC. “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.”

Trump was blocked from using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms following the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

“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,” Clegg said Friday.

The continued ban means Trump won’t be able to post on Facebook before the 2022 midterm elections. But the platform did leave open the possibility the suspension could lift ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

By the way, Trump started a blog in May to get his messages out to his followers. The site called “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump” included his musings on current issues and his opinions about political rivals.

But according to published reports, interest was low and traffic on the site was terrible, prompting the Trump team to pull the plug on the blog after just four weeks.