Donald Trump has claimed that his social media ban is a “catastrophic mistake” and described big tech as “horrible” following his permanent suspension from numerous internet platforms in the wake of the Capitol riots.
On Tuesday, before he boarded a helicopter to travel from Alamo, Texas, back to the White House, President Trump spoke to reporters about his ban on several social media sites, including Twitter and Facebook.
“I think big tech is doing a horrible thing for our country and to our country and I believe it is going to be a catastrophic mistake for them.
“They’re dividing and divisive and they’re showing something that I’ve been predicting for a long time,” Mr Trump said on Tuesday.
He added: “I’ve been predicting it for a long time but people didn’t act on it and I think big tech has made a terrible mistake and very very bad for our country and that’s leading others to do the same thing.
“It causes a lot of problems and a lot of danger. Big mistake and they shouldn’t be doing it.”
President Trump was banned from several social media sites last week, after he incited a mob of his supporters to breach the US Capitol in riots last Wednesday.