President Donald Trump suspended from Twitch

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What you need to know

  • Twitch has suspended President Donald Trump's account for hateful conduct.
  • The length of the ban has not been disclosed.
  • Twitch reiterated that politicians are subject to its Terms of Service and Community Guidelines.

President Donald Trump's Twitch account has been suspended for violating the streaming platform's hateful conduct rules. "Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch," a Twitch spokesperson said in a statement. "In line with our policies, President Trump's channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending content has been removed." The spokesperson also reiterated a previous statement from the company that politicians are not exempt from its Terms of Service or Community Guidelines, regardless of how newsworthy the content may be.

The new statement specifically cited comments from the president's recent rally in Tulsa, where he mentioned a "very tough hombre" breaking into a woman's home, and an except for a recently rebroadcast 2016 campaign event where Trump said "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

Twitch has not announced the length of Trump's ban. The move comes just days after the platform issued a round of other high profile suspensions.

Samantha Nelson
  • What the heck is going on with the world. Smh
  • Alright Mixer, Here's your chance (oh wait..)
  • Too soon, man.
  • Trump has a Twitch account? Is he a gamer or just a troll?
  • What's wrong with "very tough hombre?"
  • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
    can't speak spanish now i guess
  • That's great, He should be suspended from the White House! All he does is lie and spread bs.
  • It's true that Trump is dishonest at times (during the primaries and when refusing to admit an error, for example), but to say that "all he does is lie" and that he should be removed is deranged. In this election as in the last, Trump is the only thing standing between us and the deranged Left.
  • I'm not rep or dem, just an American that expects better. I would vote for a fn **** before I vote for him. He is a power hungry, racist, pathological lying, disrespectful POS. Nobody or nothing could ever convince me otherwise!
  • Goodbye twitch if they are jumping on the Politically Correct bandwagon. Especially against Trump as there is a silent majority who like him and will leave twitch because of it.
  • What is "politically correct" about not showing racist hate speech?
  • Lol, i would like to know the same thing.
  • Where's the racism and hate?
  • He has divided this country since the day he took office. Are we as a country better off today than we were 6 years ago, how about 15 years ago? No! Divided as ever and its all because of the pos in the white house that has no honor.
  • Majority? What majority? He has a loud minority, but definitely not a majority. He didn't even get the most votes in the last election.
  • Considering Jeff bezos owns twitch, I'm guessing there's an agenda there.
  • That's a good point.
  • Twitch (along with other platforms) is going to get criticised no matter what. Such is the messy head on collision between upholding community standards and the inherent public interest nature of POTUS.
  • Good, since he is lumping all Mexicans as troublemakers then Twitch made the right decision. Needs to be permanent.
  • It's not all Mexicans. It's the illegals who are rapists and drug smugglers. Get your facts before posting to cater to your own pretermined conclusion.
  • You mean "predetermined"* Get your spelling straight before you defend the clown in the oval Good for Twitch!
  • Wow is that the best come back you can come up with? I get you don't like the President but not one person who hates the President can ever come up with a legit reason why he should not be in the White House. They REPEAT, and REPEAT, and REPEAT, and REPEAT the same exact words, and phrases the media and politicians says. What, does everyone go to the same website to see what the flavor of the day is to say about Trump. Here's just a few things he has done: 1. Since President Trump was elected 7.3 million jobs have been created.
    2. In 2019, 2.1 new jobs were created.
    3. In 2019, 1.5 million jobs were added for women. This accounts for more than 50% of total job gains for the first time ever.
    4. Over 500,000 manufacturing jobs have been created since the President was elected.
    5. The current unemployment rate is 3.5%, a 50-year low.
    6. December marked the 22nd consecutive month that the unemployment rate has been at or below 4%.
    7. For 22 consecutive months, wage growth has been near or above 3%.
    8. Throughout the Trump Administration we have seen record low unemployment for women, African Americans, Latino Americans, and Asian Americans. In December:
    - African American unemployment rate was at 5.9%.
    - The Hispanic American unemployment rate remained at a near record low of 4.2%.
    - The Asian American unemployment rate was 2.5%, near a historic low.
    - The adult women’s unemployment rate hit 3.2%, the lowest since 1953.
  • *yawn* sorry sal98 or fox News or whoever you are. Everything you listed is great. But he's still: 1. A liar
    2. A racist
    3. A joke So (back to the article) good for Twitch!
  • What president wasn't those 3 things?
  • James A. Garfield?
  • You mean the President that was against Chinese immigrants working in the US. The same President that when others tried to produce evidence that he was FOR Chinese immigrants working in the US he just claimed he "didn't remember" writing such a letter, instead of denying it. Also the same president that during the riots that occurred over such a controversy, he locked himself in his house. Sounds a lot like recent events that Trump has been involved in actually.
  • Yeah. So two out of the three. There you have it. Glad Twitch and other platforms are doing their part. (if there was truly an "agenda", Bezos would have had him banned a long time ago). No agenda. Just can't have the clown in the oval spouting lies and nonsense. Let him use Twitter for that. You can go worship him there. Allowing him to use your fear. Or you can wake up. Or.. Maybe you can't.
  • By my count that's all 3. I know facts are hard, but counting should be easy. Lying about knowledge of writing the letter
    Being against Chinese immigrants
    Hiding in your home during controversy That's 3. I'm neither supporting nor opposing the president here, just calling out your foolish remarks. Bezos clearly is butt hurt by Trump (and MS) since he lost out on the big defense contract.
  • Well it is now 2020 and we should all expect better! Nobody I have ever know is as disrespectful as this racist pos. Just because others lie and cheat doesn't make it right, Fruck Trump aka lyingdonald or donthecon or crookeddonald.
  • As has been asked, what proof is there he's racist? Additionally, if a liar racist joke was acceptable 4 years ago, why shouldn't it be acceptable in 2020?
  • What has Trump done that proves he's a racist? Is there any evidence to the contrary?
  • Dude......Really? If you don't know then you are uninformed or just blind. Or part of the cult!
  • Meaning you have no evidence.
  • Just listen to what he says, that's proof. Like I said, if you don't know then you're uninformed, blind(deaf), or part of the cult. Peace!
  • You're either arguing from ignorance or just plain lying. Trump never said that "all" anyone was anything. He did refer to illegal aliens who commit additional crimes.
  • And fake gamer girls that use the platform for selling suggestive content are allowed to stay?
  • Yes I hope
  • Is suggestive content against the terms of service?! You sound like an incel.
  • As a matter of fact, yes it is.
  • To bad Twitter let's him still run wild.