Twitter spent Friday night playing whack-a-mole with President Donald Trump as he tried to address his supporters on the social media platform through other people’s accounts, after his own account received a permanent ban.
Trump had initially tried to relay a message to his followers using the official President of the United States Twitter account, but they were deleted within minutes.
In the four-tweet thread, the president claimed that Twitter was not a network for free speech and said that he was now in talks to set up his own social media platform following his suspension.
However, the Trump 2020 campaign Twitter account was the next to receive a suspension after it tweeted the president’s message amid increasingly desperate efforts to reach his following.
Twitter has not commented on the suspensions since the announce the permanent ban on Trump’s account on Friday evening.