Since January 8, when Twitter suspended Former President Donald Trump's Twitter account, an eerie silence has fallen on at least that corner of the social media site.
Trump's characteristic bullying, all caps tirades, and disinformation blurbs have become a thing of the past in the last couple of weeks since the banning.
Joe Biden began his presidency, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump and the former President's trial in the Senate is just around the corner. One can't help but imagine Donald Trump in some room, vibrating with rage and no recourse to type it to the masses.
But old habits die hard.
According to Daily Beast, Trump has been jotting down his "insults and observations" in the hopes he can convince other influential voices to Tweet on his behalf.
These days, Trump's arch nemesis is Republican Representative Liz Cheney, of Wyoming. During the House Floor debate regarding whether or not to impeach Trump for his role in inciting the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, Cheney openly criticized Trump, who was still President at the time.
"The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President."
"The President could have immediately and forcefully intervened to stop the violence. He did not. There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution."
Not surprisingly, Cheney's stance put her in Trump's cross-hairs.
According to Daily Beast's reporting, Trump claimed Cheney is "totally phony" and "has no friends," an echo of his characteristic and childish insult style that the world became familiar with if they've read even a couple of Trump's tweets over the last four years.
Alas, you can take the man out of the Twitter, but you can't take the Twitter out of the man.
As for Twitter, many people seem thrilled by Trump's absence.
@kylegriffin1 I must say that Trump being banned from Twitter in and of itself greatly lifted the spirits of our co… https://t.co/3vCbDfHCux— Lauri's Husband (@Lauri's Husband)1612203814.0
Twitter is such a better place without Trump— chloe bailey’s husband (@chloe bailey’s husband)1612214631.0
I’m beginnin t’think @jack and Twitter should be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for booting Trump from the platform.— Dennis GAMESTOMP Herring (@Dennis GAMESTOMP Herring)1612203854.0
feels quite weird how much English political twitter used to be preoccupied by Trump and now.....virtual silence...— Jim Pickard (@Jim Pickard)1612202527.0
Time will tell if Trump finds some new way to get his voice heard—outside the echo chamber of sites like Parler—and take all that golden silence away.