A day after signing an executive order aimed at social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, President Donald Trump threatened violence against protesters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and his hateful posting was quickly hidden by Twitter.

Following a night of protests and rioting over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, the president took to Twitter and posted this in regard to the unrest:

That threat to shoot protesters drew an immediate response from Twitter:

As expected, the president then countered by threatening Twitter yet again:

Additionally, the official White House Twitter account also reiterated Trump’s treat to shoot anyone who riots:

As Mediaite notes, all of this comes just 24 hours after Trump issued his executive order and Twitter responded to that action:

“Twitter’s vice president of global communications revealed that the social media platform anticipated much of Trump’s reaction to having his tweets flagged as misinformation, including a possible move to revisit Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which protects Internet platforms from liability for content posted on their sites.”

Oddly, not long after the latest feud with Twitter, Trump then posted this one-word tweet:

While Trump was eager to issue threats, it’s interesting to note that he did absolutely nothing to deescalate tensions in Minneapolis, suggesting that he once again plans to use racial division and violence as part of his reelection campaign, much the same way he did in 2016.

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