Donald Trump posted on Facebook this Friday, after his account was reinstated by the platform earlier in February.
The quick video post, captioned “I’m Back!,” showcased a segment from his 2016 election night victory celebration, during which he uttered the words, “Sorry to keep you waiting…complicated business.”
Trump just posted on Facebook for the first time since January 2021
This was his first post: pic.twitter.com/tjZaoOARdx
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) March 17, 2023
Trump’s Facebook account was suspended on January 7, 2021, following his comments regarding the US Capitol riots. The suspension was later made permanent on January 21, 2021, due to the platform’s concerns about the potential for further violence incited by his posts.
However, Trump’s return to Facebook finally provides him with a significant platform to engage with his supporters and potentially bolster his 2024 presidential campaign. Facebook is one of the most widely used social media platforms globally, with over 2.7 billion monthly active users, and Trump has a considerable following on the platform.
Trump is back on Facebook.
I predict Twitter is next.
He is going to fight the possible incoming indictment head on.
This should be fun…pic.twitter.com/aLGrj12svM
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) March 17, 2023
By being able to share his views and opinions on Facebook, Trump can keep his supporters engaged and potentially expand his base, which could give him an advantage in the 2024 election. However, it’s important to note that Facebook has stated that his account will remain subject to certain restrictions, such as content moderation and fact-checking, which could impact his ability to share certain types of content.
Nevertheless, Trump’s return to Facebook will be a crucial factor in shaping the political discourse in the lead-up to the 2024 election.
Earlier today, YouTube removed its limitations on the channel of former President Trump as well. Trump was not allowed any form of sharing content on his YouTube account, which boasts over 2.6 million followers.
The tide is slowly but surely turning in Trump’s favor.