Former President Donald Trump complained about how boring Twitter must be without him.
Trump was notorious for his incessant rants and frequent spreading of misinformation—including claims of a stolen election—to his 88.7 million followers on Twitter.
The social network platform permanently banned the twice-impeached/one-term President after initially imposing a 12-hour suspension on his account, following the January 6 Capitol insurrection.
On Wednesday, Trump told Newsmax—the conservative news and opinion website run by Newsmax Media—of his thoughts on Twitter without him, saying:
"I understand it's become very boring."
TRUMP 📞: The former President speaks out about being permanently suspended from Twitter: "I understand it's become… https://t.co/CRlB2wvINA— Newsmax (@Newsmax)1613607731.0
He also falsely claimed:
"Millions of people are leaving it because it's not the same. And I can understand that."
However, a good number of the 330 million active Twitter users still engaging on the platform were happy to disprove his claim.
@Independent How would he know?— Zaeem (@Zaeem)1613651316.0
@Independent I wonder how he knows.— Delano (@Delano)1613644706.0
@Independent I do not miss his tweets. In fact, reading the Twitter-Timeline now is more relaxing without any "appa… https://t.co/ycj6P7llxW— Eulenpapagei 🦜 🔜💉 (@Eulenpapagei 🦜 🔜💉)1613647594.0
@Independent Twitter is now back to being twitter and not her personal sound off board. It was embarrassing behavio… https://t.co/uiuUCrectj— Jana🌺@Nanobitcoin (@Jana🌺@Nanobitcoin)1613645570.0
@Independent Well it's certainly a lot quieter and the intellectual level of the conversation is significantly improved.— Dr Christopher White (Ed) (@Dr Christopher White (Ed))1613650137.0
@Independent Does boring mean civilised in America?— Nagore 🇸🇩🇪🇺 (@Nagore 🇸🇩🇪🇺)1613674278.0
@Independent Actually, Twitter has become GREAT again!— Julia Towe (@Julia Towe)1613643560.0
@newsmax @gregkellyusa It is boring AND I LOVE IT!!! Good riddance loser.— Patty Davey (@Patty Davey)1613615071.0
Others agreed with Trump about Twitter being "boring" without him, but not in the way he would expect.
@Independent I do miss the orange oaf. He was so funny. He never meant to be, he just was.— Lauretz🇪🇺🇩🇰🏴🇮🇪 (@Lauretz🇪🇺🇩🇰🏴🇮🇪)1613643374.0
@Independent It’s not boring. It’s no longer contaminated with Trumps misinformation and putrid vomiting of his tox… https://t.co/AxajnbXrls— Pattycakes (@Pattycakes)1613659315.0
Trump's final message on Twitter to his followers was:
"To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th."
The social media juggernaut said Trump's tweet about refusing to witness Joe Biden's presidential inauguration was "further confirmation that the election was not legitimate" and thought his message to supporters was "encouragement to those potentially considering violent acts."
On January 8 Twitter announced in a blog post:
"After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence."
Trump also currently remains banned from Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram, but plans to resurrect his social media presence on a platform of his own.
"We'll see what happens," he promised, adding:
"We're negotiating with a number of people and there is also the other option of building your own… you can literally build your own site."