Donald Trump posts on Facebook and YouTube for the first time since his suspension in 2021
Chris Delmas Agence France-Presse “I'M BACK! “, wrote on Facebook the former Republican president, who is seeking a second term in 2024.
Donald Trump posted on Facebook and YouTube on Friday for the first time since his banishment two years ago following the assault on the Capitol.
“I'M BACK! wrote the former Republican president, who is seeking a second term in 2024.
He accompanied these words with a short video from CNN, in which he is flanked by his vice president Mike Pence and his son Barron, and which seems to date from the evening of his election in 2016.
“Sorry to keep you waiting, it was complicated,” he says there.
His message was greeted by hundreds of comments, including several “Glad to see you again” and “What a relief to have you back, Mr. President”.
Earlier Friday, online video platform YouTube announced it was ending its suspension.
“As of today, the channel 'Donald J. Trump' is no longer subject to restrictions, “the American giant said on Twitter.
The Republican was banned from the social network in January 2021, while he was still in power, for having encouraged his supporters during the attack. of Congress in Washington.
This unprecedented decision was imitated at the time by most mainstream social networks, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
To justify his decision , YouTube said on Friday it assessed “the risk of violence” while taking into account the importance for voters to hear “equally from major national candidates”.
Donald Trump had already been re-admitted on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram over the past few months. Until now, he mainly communicated through his own platform, Truth Social.