This week, the tweets disappeared from Trump’s account – because Fransen’s account was blocked as part of Twitter’s putative “Purge” of accounts promoting violence.
Fransen was one of the first accounts suspended by Twitter, which introduced a new slate of rules on Monday aimed at accounts pushing hateful messaging. Fransen was not the only Twitter user whose account breached the new Twitter rules. The League of the South’s president, Michael Hill, also saw his account suspended. The account for Taylor’s American Renaissance group was also suspended, alongside the account for the American Nazi Party. Nearly a year ago, Twitter suspended Matthew Heimbach, the group’s primary spokesperson, but finally removed the group’s official account this week.