Trump responds to Facebook reinstatement, says move cost 'billions,' was undeserved 'retribution'
Facebook suspended Trump's account after the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot.
Former President Trump has responded to Facebook reinstating his account after suspending it for roughly two year by arguing the move a financial disaster and "should never again happen to a sitting president."
"FACEBOOK, which has lost Billions of Dollars in value since “deplatforming” your favorite President, me, has just announced that they are reinstating my account," Trump said Wednesday evening on the Truth Social platform. "Such a thing should never again happen to a sitting President, or anybody else who is not deserving of retribution!
"THANK YOU TO TRUTH SOCIAL FOR DOING SUCH AN INCREDIBLE JOB. YOUR GROWTH IS OUTSTANDING, AND FUTURE UNLIMITED!!!"
On Wednesday evening, Meta President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg said the reinstatements would happen in the coming weeks and that the company would impose more stringent moderation guidelines on repeat offenders such as "heightened penalties."
He also said content posted by Trump that violates Meta rules will be removed and that he'll be suspended one month or two years.