Trump sends first tweet after Twitter removes lock from his account

President Donald Trump is seen tapping the screen on a mobile phone at the approximate time a tweet was released from his Twitter account, during a roundtable discussion on the reopening of small businesses in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 18, 2020.
Leah Millis | Reuters

President Donald Trump shared his first message on Twitter since being locked out of his account following Wednesday’s riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The tweet was a video of Trump making remarks at a podium. In the video, Trump condemned the rioters who stormed on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as lawmakers finalized the tally representing Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election.

“To those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country. And to those who broke the law, you will pay,” Trump says in the video.

Twitter said it had locked Trump out of his account for posting tweets that it said violated its policies. Earlier, Trump had asked for his supporters not to use violence, but later he posted a video message that also reiterated his unsubstantiated claims that the election was stolen and said “we love you” to the rioters.

Twitter said Wednesday Trump would not be able to post from his account until 12 hours after he removed the violating tweets.

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