Trump returns to Twitter with what sounds like a concession speech – TechCrunch

It has been a long time for the country, but President Trump only had to Wait 12 hours Before returning to his social network of choice.

In a defiant three-ish minute speech, the president condemned the “heinous attack” on the Capitol. “The protesters who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy,” Trump said.

On the previous day, Trump directed a crowd of his supporters to march towards Congress. The incident turned into a violent riot that disrupted MPs’ attempts to authenticate the election results, wreaking havoc inside the building and killing at least four people. As the chaos unfolded, Trump encouraged rioters in a posted video Twitter, Telling them they were “special” and “we love you.”

After yesterday’s video, Twitter locked Trump’s account And she needed to delete a handful of tweets before restoring her access. Later facebook Freeze the President’s account For the rest of the time in his office. Trump is aware that he is on very thin ice on Twitter – the company said it could permanently suspend his account if he breaks the rules again.

In the new video, Trump seemed to think he would go too far. After discovering “every legal revenue” to remain in power, he appeared far from a month-long crusade to override the will of American voters.

Of course it is entirely possible and even more likely that he will reverse course, sow more election-related misinformation and resume his perilous quest to narrow President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. President Trump has done a lot of these walk-back moments during his time, usually after him. Crosses a line This also makes his own party uncomfortable.

Trump acknowledged his loss for the first time, claiming that he would voluntarily leave office on January 20. “My focus has now shifted to ensuring a smooth, orderly and uninterrupted transition of power,” Trump said.