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Twitter Actually CENSORED The President Of The United States…

Early Friday morning, social media giant Twitter decided one of President Donald Trump’s most recent tweets “violated” their rules “about glorifying violence”:

Twitter Censors President Trump's Tweet
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This comes just hours after Trump signed an executive order to “weaken social media companies,” reports NPR.

His original message, which is related to the ongoing riots in Minnesota, stated the following:

“I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right…..

“….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”

The saying “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” may have originated from a 1968 book titled ‘Report On Civil Disturbances’:

When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts

As of 12:55am PT, both “THUGS” and “THE SHOOTING STARTS” are trending under the “What’s happening” section on Twitter.

UPDATE #1: From account ‘Twitter Comms‘ –

UPDATE #2: Twitter has now chosen to censor a tweet from the official White House account

Twitter Censors Official White House Account Tweet

Meanwhile, President Trump has responded to his message being flagged:

H/T: Kitt

Main Image Credit: Getty


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