‘I’M BACK’: Trump posts to Facebook for first time since being banned in 2021 for defending Capitol rioters – and shares video with his 34 million followers
- Trump shared a video of his speech announcing victory in the 2020 election
- His page with 34 million followers was suspended after January 6, 2021
- The first Facebook post came just hours after his YouTube channel was also restored
Donald Trump has posted to Facebook for the first time in two years after being suspended for supporting the Capitol rioters.
“I’m back,” the former president wrote in Friday’s post alongside a video of his speech declaring victory in the 2020 election along with son Barron and Mike Pence.
His page of 34 million followers was suspended shortly after he posted, “I ask everyone in the Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the law and our wonderful men and women in Blue. Thank you! ‘
His first post since the 2021 post came just hours after his YouTube channel was restored and on the day Meta laid off another 100,000 employees in widespread tech layoffs.
Donald Trump has posted to Facebook for the first time in two years. ‘I’m back,’ the former president wrote alongside a video announcing victory in the 2020 election
Trump was suspended from most social media platforms following the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
He now has Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube at his disposal and can reach millions during his presidential run.
Facebook owner Meta announced on Jan. 25 that Trump would be allowed back in if he played by the rules.
Even though he has recovered to Twitter, he has not posted and has opted to use Truth Social.
In a post on his favorite social media site on Thursday, he said the US, not Russia or China, is the “greatest threat to Western civilization.”
YouTube initially dumped Trump because he feared he would incite violence.
Initially, he was suspended for only seven days, which was then extended to two years.
For his most recent videos, Trump has often uploaded them to Rumble.
The last video uploaded to his YouTube channel was a 46-minute White House speech claiming the election was rigged.
Titled “This may be the most important speech I’ve ever given,” he refused to admit defeat to Joe Biden and outlined the legal battle underway to overturn the vote.
“We were warned for months leading up to the presidential election not to declare a premature victory,” Trump said. “We were told repeatedly that it would take weeks if not months to determine the winner, count absentee ballots and verify declarations.”
His first post since the 2021 post came just hours after his YouTube channel was restored and on the day Meta laid off another 100,000 employees in widespread tech layoffs