Trump banned from Facebook – but he can still blow up the world

Facebook and Instagram have suspended Donald Trump indefinitely, and Twitter switched off the US President’s account overnight.

The social media giants have shut down the most powerful man in the world because he supported rioters who stormed the Capitol in Washington DC, and because of his continued lies about the American election.

“The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining time in office to undermine the peaceful and lawful transition of power to his elected successor, Joe Biden,” Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg wrote.

“We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”

But while Trump’s social media wings are clipped because he can’t be trusted to control himself, he can still literally blow up the world. 

Trump still has access to the “nuclear football” – a suitcase that is carried near him at all times, from which he can launch missiles.

There are 13 days to go until the inauguration, and fears that Trump’s supporters – who believe his lies about the election being rigged – could cause more disruption and violence. 

The Congress has meanwhile confirmed  Joe Biden will be sworn in as President of the United States at noon on 20 January.

The storming of the Capitol shocked the world, with many Americans – such as Michael Rapaport in the video above – commenting that it was amazing how soft the police were on white rioters, compared with black protestors in recent months.