Donald Trump Asks Judge To Force Twitter To Give His Account Back

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Donald Trump is suing to have a federal district judge force Twitter to give him his account back.

Donald Trump is filing a lawsuit in an attempt to get his Twitter account back by arguing his ban violates the First Amendment and a new social media law in Florida. The complaint was filed Friday night and states that the social media company was “coerced by members of the United States Congress."

“Plaintiff Donald J. Trump respectfully moves for a preliminary injunction directing, inter alia, Defendant Twitter, Inc. and all persons acting in concert with Defendant, to reinstate Plaintiff’s access to Defendant’s social media platform(s),” Trump's legal team says in the filing.

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Trump's indefinite Twitter ban came following the infamous January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The site explained that he had “repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy."

Shortly after, Trump was banned from dozens of other social media sites including Facebook, Snapchat, YouTube, and more which cited similar complaints with his actions.

Trump's new filing also claims that Twitter “exercises a degree of power and control over political discourse in this country that is immeasurable, historically unprecedented, and profoundly dangerous to open democratic debate."

The former President had 88 million Twitter followers before being banned.

Trump has yet to respond to The Washington Post's request for comment.

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Cole Blake is currently an Editor at HotNewHipHop based out of Brooklyn, New York. He began working at the site as an intern back in 2018 while studying journalism at St. John’s University. In the time since, he’s graduated with a bachelor's degree and written extensively about a wide range of topics including pop culture, film & television, politics, video games, sports, and much more. He’s also covered music festivals such as Gov. Ball and Rolling Loud. You can find him publishing work for HNHH from Monday to Wednesday or on weekends. On the sports front, Cole’s a passionate NBA and NFL fan with his favorite teams being the Indianapolis Colts and Los Angeles Lakers. He also roots for the Yankees whenever he finds himself at Yankee Stadium or the Red Storm when in the company of other SJU alumni. His favorite hip-hop artists are billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Cam’ron, MIKE, and Mach-Hommy.