Twitter has provided Trump’s favourite platform throughout his presidency
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So many people can count themselves vindicated with Donald Trump’s presidency disappearing down the plughole.
Among them BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty who defied her reprimand for correctly describing his call for four US congresswomen to “go back home” as racist.
Less so Twitter, which provided a platform for Trump to follow up that venom with the sexism for which he is renowned – calling his former advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” and retweeting a post calling Hillary Clinton a “skank”.
Not to mention coronavirus falsehoods that have cost lives over the past 12 months.
Last week, Twitter had the brass neck to take the plaudits as the social media site finally banned Trump over the Capitol building assault, presumably in an attempt to curry favour with incoming President Joe Biden.
The act merely showed, however, that the site cares about its own stability, not bigotry.
And, as fascists and racists had the front to call for healing and unity in the wake of the nightmare they’d created, Prime Minister Boris Johnson was suddenly quick to hammer Trump at one of his Downing Street briefings.
Yes, the same Johnson who refused to criticise his US counterpart last year when Trump threatened to unleash America’s military on its own people peacefully protesting George Floyd’s killing by police officers.
The same Johnson whose own Home Secretary, Priti Patel, has also been accused of fanning the flames of far-right extremism and violence.
Four charities have written to Patel, calling out her hypocrisy and warning that her own comments have “harmful consequences” after she claimed that the US President’s remarks “directly led” to violence.
In the letter, revealed by the Mirror, the charities write: “We note… the same direct connection between words and deeds in the UK context also.
“This includes language that you and your colleagues have used, with harmful consequences.”
Trump may be done over there but the regime presiding over a hostile environment here is still alive and kicking.
So forgive us if we don’t get giddy with excitement over the future. The bigots are taking a breather. They’ll be back.