‘I’M BACK’: Trump posts on Facebook for the first time since he was banned in 2021 for defending Capitol rioters – and shares video to his 34 million followers
- Trump shared a video of his speech declaring victory in the 2020 election
- His page with 34 million followers was suspended in the wake of January 6, 2021
- First Facebook post came just hours after his YouTube channel was also restored
Donald Trump has posted on Facebook for the first time in two years after he was suspended for backing the Capitol rioters.
‘I’m back’, the former president wrote in the Friday post alongside a video of his speech declaring victory in the 2020 election, alongside son Barron and Mike Pence.
His page with 34 million followers was suspended shortly after he posted: ‘I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you! ‘
His first message since 2021 post came just hours after his YouTube channel was restored and on the day Meta axed another 100,000 employees in widespread tech layoffs.
Donald Trump has posted on Facebook for the first time in two years. ‘I’m back’, the former president wrote alongside a video of him declaring victory in the 2020 election
Trump was suspended from most social media platforms after the January 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
He now as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube at his disposal and can reach millions during his presidential run.
Meta, which owns Facebook, announced on January 25 that Trump would be allowed back on if he played by rules.
Even though he has been reinstated on Twitter, he has not been posting and has instead opted to use Truth Social.
In a post on his favored social media site on Thursday, he said that the US, not Russia or China, was the ‘greatest threat to Western Civilization‘.
YouTube dumped Trump initially over concerns he would incite violence.
At first he was suspended for just seven days, then it was lengthened to two years.
For his most recent videos, Trump has often uploaded them to Rumble.
The last video uploaded to his YouTube channel was a 46-minute speech from the White House claiming the election was rigged.
Titled ‘This may be the most important speech I’ve ever made’, he refused to concede defeat to Joe Biden and outlined the legal battle underway trying to overturn the vote.
‘For months, leading up to the presidential election, we were warned that we should not declare a premature victory,’ Trump said. ‘We were told repeatedly that it would take weeks if not months to determine the winner to count the absentee ballots and to verify the returns.’
His first message since 2021 post came just hours after his YouTube channel was restored and on the day Meta axed another 100,000 employees in widespread tech layoffs