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Nikki Haley Compares Trump Twitter Ban to Chinese 'Silencing'

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Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley speaks in support of Georgia Republican Senate candidates David Perdue, R-Ga. and Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., during a campaign rally on Dec. 20, 2020 in Cumming, Georgia. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

By    |   Saturday, 09 January 2021 02:32 PM

Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Friday compared Twitter's permanent suspension of President Donald Trump's Twitter account to the "silencing" of people in communist china. 

"Silencing people, not to mention the President of the US, is what happens in China not our country," Haley said on her Twitter account, adding the hashtag #Unbelievable.

Her comments come after she earlier in the week criticized Trump over the violence in the Capitol building, calling his conduct during a rally before the incidents unfolded "deeply disappointing," reports Fox News.

"President Trump has not always chosen the right words. He was wrong with his words in Charlottesville, and I told him so at the time," she said during a Republican National Committee (RNC) dinner in Florida on Thursday. "He was badly wrong with his words yesterday. And it wasn’t just his words. His actions since Election Day will be judged harshly by history."

Haley, a former South Carolina governor who served in the Trump administration between 2017 and the end of 2018, tweeted her comments comparing Twitter to China shortly after the tech giant announced it would suspend the president's account permanently over tweets he'd made following the riot. 

Twitter said it was suspending the president after determining two tweets violated its site policy against messages glorifying violence. 

One of the tweets read that "the 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!"

In the other, Trump said he won't be attending President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

"These two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks," Twitter said in its announcement. "We have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service."

Several other Republicans have criticized the riot and Trump's conduct but said they consider suspending the president's account as censorship. 

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Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Friday compared Twitter's permanent suspension of President Donald Trump's Twitter account to the "silencing" of people in communist china. "Silencing people, not to mention the President of the US, is what happens in China not our...
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