A Twitter account retweeted by President Trump was suspended by the social media platform on Monday, prompting several conservatives to call on Twitter to provide an explanation for the move.
“What Twitter crime did Always Action commit?” Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene posted on Twitter, responding to a tweet from Turning Point USA Chief Creative Officer Benny Johnson’s post pointing out the suspension of the account. “Was it the @realDonaldTrump retweet? Did @TwitterSafety hold a trial? Were Always Actions screams heard when @Twitter locked them away??”
What Twitter crime did Always Action commit?
Was it the @realDonaldTrump retweet?
Did @TwitterSafety hold a trial?
— Marjorie Taylor Greene For Congress🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) September 7, 2020
The video showed a black man being asked why he supports Trump.
“Because he is for what’s right for America,” the man responded. “And I love it. This is my country, and I want it back.”
“Trump retweeted a bunch of videos from @AlwaysActions this morning,” Townhall senior columnist Marina Medvin tweeted. “So twitter took down their account. Who needs Russians when you have Twitter election interference?”
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) September 7, 2020
“Twitter just suspended the Always Actions account,” conservative talk show host Jesse Lee Peterson tweeted. “President @realDonaldTrump retweeted several of their videos this morning. One video features your truly.”
“The account referenced has been permanently suspended for violating Twitter’s platform manipulation and spam policy,” a Twitter spokesperson told Washington Examiner.
— Jesse Lee Peterson (@JLPtalk) September 7, 2020
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2020
In August, the social media behemoth temporarily banned Trump’s campaign account until a post with Trump’s comments about the coronavirus were taken down because the platform deemed it pushed “COVID-19 misinformation.”
Author: Andrew Mark Miller
Source: Washington Examiner: Twitter permanently suspends user account after Trump retweets post of black man voicing support for campaign