Trump’s latest attempt to return to Twitter ends a day later with a suspension

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  • A new Twitter account associated with Donald Trump was suspended.
  • The account, @DJTDesk, was suspended for violating Twitter’s policies.
  • Twitter barred Trump from the site earlier this year after the Capitol insurrection.
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Twitter blocked former President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to get back on the social-media site.

A new account called @DJTDesk on Thursday morning said it had been suspended for violating Twitter’s rules.

The Twitter account page for @DJTDesk, which was suspended on Thursday.
suspended @DJTDesk, an account associated with Trump’s new website. Twitter

In a statement to Insider, a Twitter spokesperson said, “As stated in our ban evasion policy, we’ll take enforcement action on accounts whose apparent intent is to replace or promote content affiliated with a suspended account.”

The bio of the account, which appeared to be created on Wednesday, said: “Posts copied from Save America on behalf of the 45th POTUS; Originally composed via https://DonaldJTrump.com/Desk. *Note: Not Donald J. Trump Tweeting.”

Twitter suspended Trump’s account in January after the deadly insurrection at the US Capitol, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.”

After losing access to his personal account, Trump posted tweets from different accounts before they were also shut down. He resorted to emailing press releases that often read like tweets. He told Fox News last month that he didn’t miss Twitter, which he said was “very boring,” and that his press releases were more elegant anyway.

The latest Twitter account was an extension of Trump’s new website, From the Desk of Donald J. Trump, launched on Tuesday. On the site, he’s shared tweet-like statements that his followers can share on social media.

A spokesperson for Trump did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on the Twitter suspension.

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After the insurrection, Trump was also barred from Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

The Facebook Oversight Board on Wednesday upheld the platform’s decision to suspend Trump. But the board took issue with Facebook’s “indefinite” suspension, telling it to reevaluate and decide in six months whether to restore, temporarily suspend, or permanently bar him.