Twitter’s feud with US President, Donald Trump went a notch higher as the social media platform removed a George Floyd tribute video narrated by the president and uploaded by his re-election campaign organisation.
The video in which President Trump said his government has heard the pleas of protesters in the notorious killing of a the Minneapolis black man gathered more than million views and was retweeted by Donald Trump Jnr before it was taken down by Twitter on Thursday.
The video has now been replaced by a message which reads;
“This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
In the deleted Video, President Trump acknowledged the protests and killing of George Floyd. He then went ahead to warn about violence and anarchy from radical left-wing groups over the images of looting and violence.
He thereafter described the police as devoted public servants over images of police officers hugging civilians and cleaning graffiti as well as collecting street garbage.
Twitter put a fact check on a couple of tweets from the president responding to a scathing attack from ex secretary of defense, General James Mattis.
Mattis had accused Trump of not doing anything to bridge the racial divide in the country.
The president responded by expressing his joy at having fired the former defense secretary saying it was the only thing he had in common with former President Barack Obama.
Twitter fact-checked the response saying James Mattis resigned from the position instead.
The US President however responded saying he asked for the resignation of Mattis to save him from public humiliation and he was happy to do it.
Facts point to Mattis announcing his resignation on December 20, 2018, effective from February 28, 2019. A furious Donald Trump at the time however announced that his defense secretary did not have the luxury of time and would leave on January 1, 2019.