Trump breaks Facebook’s silence with incredibly lame post

Photo of Trump giving a speech

Photo of Trump giving a speech

Donald Trump is back on Facebook. The former president is also threatened with a new possible indictment.

After more than two years of radio silence, Donald Trump has officially returned to Facebook. “I’M BACK,” the former president (and presidential candidate once again) posted on the social media site on Friday afternoon, along with a clip from his 2016 election victory.

Trump's first post since January 6, 2021.

Trump’s first post since January 6, 2021.

His last post before today was on January 6, 2021. “I urge everyone in the US Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the law and our awesome Men and Women in Blue. Thank you!” he wrote as his one-off Facebook swan song.

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Trump had previously been dumped from Meta’s own platform and most other mainstream social media sites — including Twitter, Instagram and YouTube — for his alleged role in inciting the Jan. 6, 2021 riots in the capital. In response to this long-standing ban, Trump protested – but for years to no avail.

However, in January of this year, Trump’s campaign again urged the site to reconsider – ahead of his 2024 presidential bid. According to the Trump campaign, Meta’s actions have “dramatically distorted and inhibited public discourse.” Soon after, Trump was granted back access to his Facebook and Instagram accounts. Overall, Meta’s ban on the former president lasted two years.

In a statement announcing this decision to lift the ban, Meta’s President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg wrote that the company no longer believed the former president’s Facebook account posed the same “serious risk to public safety.” ‘ as it was when the platform banned him.

But even though his account was restored, the former poster-in-chief refrained from returning to Facebook for weeks. He held off for about two months total, leading up to today’s incredibly boring post. “I’M BACK,” he (or his promotional team) wrote. Which like, obviously.

Trump has also regained access to his accounts on other platforms, including Twitter. Google announced earlier today that it would give the billionaire back his YouTube account. But the presidential candidate has yet to post on one of those other sites.

So far, all we’ve heard from Trump online is “I’M BACK” outside of his own platform, Truth Social. He posted all sorts of things there, including possibly self-incriminating statements. One possible reason the former president might not be too keen on returning to his former favorite social media haunts: A semi-exclusive contract tying him to Truth Social. However, that agreement expires in June.

Regardless of today’s social media drama, law enforcement officials are reportedly taking steps to charge Trump with alleged hush-money payments to several women in the coming weeks.

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