(BREAKINGWIDE) – Twitter Off Trump Campaign Account until it Deletes ‘Children Immunity Tweet’.
On Wednesday, Twitter had restricted Trump’s campaign from tweeting after its account shared a video containing false claims about the novel coronavirus.
A video of Trump’s interview with Fox News in which he said children are “almost immune” to the virus, “is in violation of the Twitter Rules on Covid-19 misinformation,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement. “The account owner will be required to remove the Tweet before they can Tweet again.”
Facebook also removed the same post from Trump’s Facebook account. President Trump said on telephone Fox News interview, “If you look at children, children are almost — I would almost say definitely — but almost immune from this disease. So few — they’ve gotten stronger.”
“Hard to believe. I don’t know how you feel about it, but they have much stronger immune systems than we do, somehow, for this. And they don’t have a problem. They just don’t have a problem,” he added.
Twitter Off Trump Campaign Account until it Deletes ‘Children Immunity Tweet
Donald Trump also said he wouldn’t say “totally immune” because he felt the media would cover his remarks critically, before again adding without evidence, “But the fact is, they are virtually immune from this problem, and we have to open our schools.
When he was asked about his statement, he clarified that he meant the disease doesn’t affect children the way it does everyone else.
“When I say that I’m talking about from getting very sick. If you look at children they are able to throw it off very easily.”
The account appeared to have the ability to tweet following Twitter’s statement, suggesting the campaign had complied with the order and removed the video.
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