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Celebrities, Trump supporters react to banning of president’s Twitter account

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Celebrities and supporters of President Trump took to Twitter on Friday and Saturday to share their feelings about the social media platform’s decision to permanently suspend the president’s account.

Several celebrities weighed in on Twitter’s move on Friday to restrict the president from sharing any more potentially harmful rhetoric on its platform, with many of Trump’s critics praising the move, while various supporters condemned Twitter and viewed the move as censorship.

“After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account,” the company wrote in a blog post.

Chrissy Teigen, model and wife of John Legend, who has been critical of the president in the past, responded to the news writing “AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAH…”. 

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus also hailed the decision writing “What the f— took you so long,” and mentioning Twitter’s CEO Jack Dorsey.

Mark Ruffalo thanked Twitter for the ban, and Mark Hamill jokingly asked “And how is YOUR day going?,” while sharing a screenshot of the president’s deactivated account.

Meghan McCain, daughter of the late John McCain and conservative host of “The View” also added in her opinion on the move.

“He’s gonna burn the White House to the ground,” she wrote.

Others shared that they were against Twitter’s decision and did not believe the president’s account deserved to be banned.

“If you’re on the right or not woke or want to raise Q’s about the integrity of our electoral system, you’re next,” Former Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly wrote.

Soap opera star Antonio Sabáto Jr. shared similar sentiments.

“You evil dirtbags Twitter,” he wrote, “Just please suspend all of us who support The Greatest President in History @realDonaldTrump and cut to the chase. “

Donald Trump Jr. called the ban “absolute insanity” and blasted the social media platform for killing “free-speech.”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) called the decision “a serious mistake.”

Others shared mixed emotions about the ban.

Trump has faced serious backlash following his role in inciting a riot at the Capitol on Wednesday. He has since come out and condemned the violence, though many Democrats and Republicans have called for his immediate removal and impeachment.

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