President Trump praised the government of Nigeria for their decision to ban Twitter in a statement Tuesday. The Nigerian government announced that it was suspending Twitter operations in the country indefinitely.
The move was made after Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, was suspended. “Many of those misbehaving today are too young to be aware of the destruction and loss of lives that occurred during the Nigerian Civil War,” Buhari said in a tweet. “Those of us in the fields for 30 months, who went through the war, will treat them in the language they understand,”
Twitter the tweet in which Buhari threatened secessionist groups in the country’s southeast. Said groups have been responsible for attacks on government offices. A Nigerian government official called the tech giant’s presence in the country “very, very suspect.”
In response to the Nigerian government’s decision, President Trump offered praise in statement.
“Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech—all voices should be heard,” Trump said. “In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have done it while I was President. But Zuckerberg kept calling me and coming to the White House for dinner telling me how great I was. 2024?”