Donald Trump Twitter Ban Shows He's 'Too Dangerous' To Be President: Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) believes Donald Trump's Twitter ban shows the outgoing president is "too dangerous" to be commander-in-chief, as the Republican's political adversaries continue to push for his immediate removal from power.

Calls have mounted for Trump to be ousted via either the 25th Amendment or impeachment, with the House moving forward with the latter option in the aftermath of the violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.

Following that incident, Trump was suspended from Twitter over his posts. This was later lifted but subsequent messages saw him permanently banned from the platform. Twitter suggested his messaging could encourage further acts of violence. It said his messaging could be "likely to inspire others to replicate the violent acts that took place on January 6, 2021."

He has also been suspended from posting on Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

Referring to this situation, Sanders said in a tweet: "Let's be clear. If Trump is too dangerous to send out a tweet or a Facebook post, he's too dangerous to be commander-in-chief. Donald Trump must be removed from office immediately and held accountable for his horrific acts of sedition, violence and chaos."

Newsweek has contacted the White House and Sanders' office for further comment.

Let's be clear. If Trump is too dangerous to send out a tweet or a Facebook post, he's too dangerous to be commander-in-chief. Donald Trump must be removed from office immediately and held accountable for his horrific acts of sedition, violence and chaos.

— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 12, 2021

Sanders is not the only high-profile lawmaker to suggest Trump is a danger. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to the nation's highest-ranking military officer last week asking what steps could be taken to have Trump's access to nuclear codes revoked.

"The situation of this unhinged president could not be more dangerous, and we must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy," Pelosi said.

Vice President Mike Pence has been urged to use the 25th Amendment to strip Trump of his powers and place himself as acting president for the remainder of his tenure.

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has moved forward with the impeachment process.
However, to oust the president the House and two-thirds of the Senate would have to support this move. Given the makeup of the Senate, this would prove a tough task as several GOP lawmakers would have to back the action.

Trump has condemned the riot at the Capitol but continues to face a backlash over the chaos. Five people died amid the scenes of violence.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) leaves the Senate Floor at the U.S. Capitol on January 1, 2021 in Washington, D.C. He has called for President Donald Trump to be removed from power immediately. Liz Lynch/Getty Images