Trump, the former President, is experiencing withdrawal symptoms from Twitter. Trump is unable to get his fix from Twitter, so he has sought help from a federal judge. He hopes that the legal system will allow him to tweet again, preferably in all caps, and with lots of exclamation marks.
Trump filed a preliminary order in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida on Friday. He asked the judge for Twitter to temporarily restore his @realDonaldTrump profile while he fights against the company's permanent ban. He believes he will win the case. Trump argues that Twitter's ban is against the First Amendment and Florida's unfair and deceptive trade practices laws, and that the state's new anti-deplatforming laws are in violation.
Trump claims that granting the preliminary order, and not allowing him to return on social media, would cause him and his 88,000,000 Twitter followers irreparable damage. His followers aren't allowed to comment or receive his messages.
The former president also claims that he will not be able to continue his absence from Twitter, causing irreparable damage to the Republican Party.
The court filing states that [Twitter] is threatening irreparable harm to the Republican Party's prospects in 2022 and 2024 elections by de-platforming [the presumptive head] and most popular member, and cutting him off the most effective and direct forms for communication with potential voters.
This is not all. Trump could also be affected by losing his donor and merchandising platform and his ability to endorse local candidates.
Enjoy a sad song being played on the smallest violin anywhere in the world. Gizmodo was informed by Twitter that it did not comment on Saturday's preliminary injunction.
Twitter banned Trump Jan. 8, just two days after he provoked a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol to stop President Joe Biden's victory. The company stated that the tweets of the former president could incite violence. It stated that Trump's tweets in which he claimed that the people who voted for him would be treated fairly and respectfully, were two of those mentioned. It stated that Trump's tweets in which he said that the people who voted for him would not be disrespected or treated unfairly, and that he wouldn't attend Bidens inauguration, were against its glorification violence policy.
Trump filed class action lawsuits against Twitter and Google for violating his First Amendment rights. In May, Trump started a blog called From the Desk Donald J. Trump. It was not a place he was welcome to post on social media. It was shut down by Trump a month later. Reports claim that Trump was embarrassed at the blog's lack of readers.
It is obvious that Trump wants to tweet again and rage against the whole world. But, Twitter is a better place without him. It can still be toxic, but it is at least one less problem.