YouTube REINSTALLS Trump after two years: The former president has lifted a ban on another online platform and can now post videos to 2.5 million subscribers
- Trump was suspended from the platform after the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021
- He was kicked out because company executives feared he was ‘inciting violence’
- After two years, he is now free to post videos to 2.5 million followers
YouTube reinstated Donald Trump’s ban after a two-year suspension.
The Google-owned platform lifted the ban in effect since the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot as the 2024 campaign heats up.
YouTube vice president of public policy Leslie Miller said Friday that Trump can now upload videos to his channel, which has 2.5 million subscribers.
Trump was also allowed to return to Facebook and Instagram after his suspension following his comments made when a mob stormed the Capitol in 2021.
YouTube reinstated Donald Trump’s ban after a two-year suspension
He was also reinstated on Twitter, but did not post and opted to use Truth Social instead.
In a post on his favorite social media site on Thursday, he said the United States, not Russia or China, was the “greatest threat to Western civilization.”
YouTube initially dumped Trump over fears he would incite violence.
At first he was only suspended for seven days, then it was extended to two years.
For his most recent videos, Trump often uploaded them to Rumble.
The last video uploaded to his YouTube channel was a 46-minute speech from the White House claiming the election was rigged.
Titled “This may be the most important speech I’ve ever given,” it refused to concede defeat to Joe Biden and described the ongoing legal battle to try to overturn the vote.
“For months before the presidential election, we were warned that we should not declare victory premature,” Trump said. “We were repeatedly told that it would take weeks, if not months, to determine the winner, count the mail-in ballots and verify the returns.”
The last video uploaded to his YouTube channel was a 46-minute White House speech claiming the election was rigged