The social network “permanently suspended” the president on Friday “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” after crowds of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in a riot that left at least five people dead.
The ban has been a long time coming: Trump has used Twitter to attack his enemies and spread disinformation for years.
But instead of their usual snark, many Twitter users seemed downright grateful for the actions taken by the social media platform, and “Thank You Twitter” began trending on Friday evening — though some were sure to couch their praise by reminding the company that it could have made this decision many times over the past few years.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) January 8, 2021
Thank you, Twitter, for permanently suspending Trump's account. You could have done it four years ago as he consistently violated all your standards.
— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@WajahatAli) January 8, 2021
— NAACP (@NAACP) January 8, 2021
Thank you Twitter for suspending this account for my birthday which is in ten minutes I assume that is why you did it and that this is my present pic.twitter.com/FAhYcIUnnE
— Nicola Coughlan (@nicolacoughlan) January 8, 2021
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) January 8, 2021
Thank you @Twitter & the board. #BanTrumpSaveDemocracy #RemoveTrumpNow @btaylor @omidkordestani @rosenblattdavid @authorzoellick @Marthalanefox @pichette @jessecohn4 @egon_durban @drfeifei @NOIweala @EV @biz @Jack https://t.co/0XxQ0M0yLN
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 8, 2021
I'm a simple woman. I think chocolate is great and I think private companies with international users are allowed to suspend accounts who inspire RIOTS. THANK YOU TWITTER
— Eileen Mary O’Connell (@i_Lean) January 8, 2021
Look how fast THANK YOU TWITTER is trending… that’s an insanely HIGH trending total in 20 minutes since it happened. It’s only good to increase immensely in the next several hours pic.twitter.com/86CyZOlGTn
— Andy Signore (@andysignore) January 8, 2021
BANNED FOR LIFE UFKCU!!!!Man this just made my day!Wow! @jack you did it Jackie!!!!#TrumpBanned Professionally Disruptive new @iamrapaport is live on @hearluminary https://t.co/Q8XeE6KyIf pic.twitter.com/uUKPSRJCT2
— MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) January 8, 2021 RELATED… Donald Trump Is Disappearing From The Internet GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski Calls For Trump’s Removal, Unsure If She Will Remain In Party Trump Taunted For Plan To Skip Inauguration: 'I Really Don't Care, Do U?' testPromoTitleReplace testPromoDekReplace Join HuffPost Today! No thanks. Important conversations are happening now. Add your voice! Join HuffPost Today! Download Calling all HuffPost superfans! Sign up for membership to become a founding member and help shape HuffPost’s next chapter Join HuffPost