Twitter will not allow the National Archives and Records Administration to create preserved versions of former President Donald Trump’s tweets accessible on its platform — the first time this rule has been applied to a former president.
Reached for comment, Twitter said it was “working with NARA on the preservation of” Trump’s tweets, “as is standard with any administration transition.”
“Given that we permanently suspended @realDonaldTrump, the content from the account will not appear on Twitter as it did previously or as archived administration accounts do currently, regardless of how NARA decides to display the data it has preserved,” a Twitter spokesperson continued.
A NARA spokesman offered a similar account, saying the agency “is still exploring the best way” to make @realDonaldTrump’s tweets available to the public while not being put back up on the original platform.
“NARA intends to provide public access to all captured and preserved Presidential Record social media, including any blocked or deleted Tweets that have been transferred to us,” the agency’s statement continued.
Bernie Sanders says he’s not ‘comfortable’ with Trump Twitter ban:
Sanders made the comments to New York Times columnist Ezra Klein Tuesday, after Trump aides announced the former president would soon return to social media with his own platform.
“Look, you have a racist, sexist, xenophobe, pathological liar, an authoritarian, somebody who doesn’t believe in the rule of law. This is a bad news guy,” Sanders said. “But if you’re asking me do I feel particularly comfortable that the then-president of the United States could not express his views on Twitter? I don’t feel comfortable about that.”
h/t Anon Braveheart