Donald Trump permanently banned from Twitter, even if he wins in 2024

"The way our policies work, when you're removed from the platform, you're removed from the platform."

US President Donald Trump taps the screen on a mobile phone at the approximate time a tweet was released from his Twitter account, during a roundtable discussion on the reopening of small businesses in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, US, June 18, 2020. (photo credit: REUTERS/LEAH MILLIS/FILE PHOTO)
US President Donald Trump taps the screen on a mobile phone at the approximate time a tweet was released from his Twitter account, during a roundtable discussion on the reopening of small businesses in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, US, June 18, 2020.
(photo credit: REUTERS/LEAH MILLIS/FILE PHOTO)
 Former US president Donald Trump will never be allowed back on Twitter following his ban in January, even if he should become president again in 2024, Twitter CFO Ned Segal told CNBC on Wednesday.
"The way our policies work, when you're removed from the platform, you're removed from the platform," he said during an interview.
"Whether you're a commentator, you're a CFO, or you are a former or current public official. Remember, our policies are designed to make sure that people are not inciting violence, and if anybody does that, we have to remove them from the service and our policies don't allow people to come back."

The decision to ban the then-president from the platform was made in response to the January 6 Capitol riot, which saw Trump's supporters storm the building in an attempt to stop the election from being certified. However, even before this, Trump had been fighting against the platform, which had routinely flagged his posts for either being misleading or untrue, particularly relating to the US election or to the coronavirus pandemic.
Segal's statements also come during Trump's second impeachment trial, which seeks to hold the former president accountable for the Capitol riot.
Multiple platforms ranging from Facebook, Google, Twitch and even Spotify had also banned Trump following the riot, but Twitter stands out as it is arguably the platform the former president was most well-known for using.