Donald Trump's Twitter Deletes Posts That Led To Account Being Locked

Donald Trump's Twitter account is likely to be restored today after he seemingly caved to pressure and deleted multiple policy-breaking posts.

The president's profile was locked down by the social network for three posts that were published on Wednesday as a large mob of his supporters stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., leaving Trump unable to use the account for 12 hours.

Twitter warned it would remain blocked unless the offending posts were removed and said future violations of its rules would result in a permanent suspension. It placed a short label on the three posts that read: "This Tweet is no longer available."

That notice has since changed, now stating: "This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules." A Twitter spokesperson told Newsweek the second label is applied to policy-breaking posts that are removed by an account's owner.

On Wednesday, one of the posts forcefully taken offline was a video in which the president said rioters were "very special" and doubled down on false claims about election fraud, which Trump has clung to in the wake of his defeat to Joe Biden.

"We had an election that was stolen from us. It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it," Trump falsely claimed during the short address, which sparked moderation from other tech platforms including Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Another tweet that was removed on Wednesday read: "These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide election victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long."

Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs and Business Insider first reported that the change in label suggested the Trump account had removed the posts that caused the lock.

NEWS: Twitter says Trump removed the offending tweets that led to his suspension and Twitter will restore @realDonaldTrump access after 12-hour block, per @business https://t.co/Aw24WJnWXn

— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) January 7, 2021

Despite his false claims of voting fraud, the president officially conceded he had lost the election on Thursday, in the wake of the deadly Capitol Building siege.

"Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20th," read a statement attributed to Trump by White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino.

The Twitter spokesperson did not comment on what time Trump's account is likely to be fully restored and exactly when the account owner removed the sanctioned posts. The representative pointed to its last public statement, posted on Wednesday.

"We'll continue to evaluate the situation in real time, including examining activity on the ground and statements made off Twitter. We will keep the public informed, including if further escalation in our enforcement approach is necessary," Twitter had said.

For now, Trump's account remains silent.

President Donald Trump in briefing room
President Donald Trump speaks in the briefing room at the White House on November 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. Trump bowed to pressure to delete multiple tweets on January 7, 2021. Chip Somodevilla/Getty