Twitter CFO: Trump is never coming back, even if he runs again

The former President used Twitter as a pulpit for years, but the social media channel says his removal is permanent.

Donald Trump might be considering another run for the presidency, but if he does choose to campaign, it will be without one of the tools that got him elected in 2016.

Twitter CFO Ned Segal, speaking on CNBC Wednesday morning, said Trump will never be allowed back on the platform, regardless of his title.

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Donald Trump might be considering another run for the presidency, but if he does choose to campaign, it will be without one of the tools that got him elected in 2016.

Twitter CFO Ned Segal, speaking on CNBC Wednesday morning, said Trump will never be allowed back on the platform, regardless of his title.

“When you’re removed from the platform, you’re removed from the platform, whether you’re a commentator, you’re a CFO, or you are a former or current public official,” said Segal. “Remember, our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence. And if anybody does that, we have to remove them from the service, and our policy is not to allow people to come back.”

Trump was banned from major social media services following the Capitol riots, initially for a short period, then permanently. In a statement at the time, Twitter said Trump’s last tweets, regarding the election and saying he would not be attending Joe Biden’s inauguration, “must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence.”

Trump has yet to resurface on social media. While many expected him to move over to the conservative social media site Parler, that company has largely been shut down after Apple and Google removed it from their app stores and Amazon announced it would no longer host the service on its web servers, citing policy violations.