Donald Trump Calls Twitter 'Disgrace to Democracy' After Marjorie Taylor Greene Ban

Former President Donald Trump has lashed out at social media platform Twitter, calling it "a disgrace to democracy" that should not be allowed to operate in the United States, following the company's decision to permanently ban Marjorie Taylor Greene's account.

In a statement released on Monday, Trump argued that "everybody should drop off" of the platform following its block on the personal account of Greene, a Republican Representative of Georgia.

Greene's account was blocked on Sunday for repeated violations of Twitter's rules around COVID-19 misinformation, the social media company said. It had previously suspended the congresswoman four times.

Trump accused both Twitter and Facebook of only holding "radical left point of views," and added that these were platforms that "everyone hated."

"Twitter is a disgrace to democracy," Trump said in a statement released through his Save America PAC. "They shouldn't be allowed to do business in this country."

Trump suggested that Greene's constituents would lose out from the ban, writing: "They don't deserve what's happened to them on places like low-life Twitter and Facebook."

Twitter has not blocked Greene's official congressional account, which staffers appear to post on infrequently.

Trump's own Twitter account was blocked in the fallout from the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in January last year.

His account was "permanently suspended... due to the risk of further incitement of violence", the company said at the time.

"They are a disgrace to our nation," Trump added on Monday. "Keep fighting Marjorie."

Greene, who has been a consistent ally of Trump, responded to her own ban in a statement on Sunday.

In a post on the Gettr platform, which was founded by Trump's former aide Jason Miller, she attacked Twitter and said: "Twitter is an enemy to America and can't handle the truth.

"That's fine, I'll show America we don't need them and it's time to defeat our enemies."

The congresswoman also contacted Newsweek on Sunday and supplied an additional statement, adding: "They can't successfully complete a Communist revolution when people tell the truth.

"Social media platforms can't stop the truth from being spread far and wide.

"Big Tech can't stop the truth, Communist Democrats can't stop the truth. I stand with the truth and the people, we will overcome."

Greene's personal Twitter account was last suspended in August for allegedly violating the platform's COVID-related policies.

Twitter, Trump and Greene have been contacted for comment.

 Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump at a rally in Sarasota, Florida, on July 3, 2021, and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., at a news conference about the treatment of people charged with crimes in the Jan. 6 insurrection, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Trump has defended Greene and attacked Twitter following the company's decision to block her personal Twitter account. Getty Images / AP Photo