Donald Trump's latest attempt to return to Twitter ends a day later with a suspension

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  • A new Twitter account associated with Donald Trump was suspended.

  • The account @DJTDesk was suspended for violating Twitter's policies.

  • Twitter banned Trump from the site earlier this year following the Capitol insurrection.

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Twitter suspended former president Donald Trump's latest attempt to get back on the social media site.

The new account, called @DJTDesk, on Thursday morning read "account suspended" for violating Twitter's rules.

The Twitter account page for @DJTDesk, which was suspended on Thursday.
Donald Trump's "From the Desk" Twitter Account page Twitter

In a statement to Insider, a Twitter spokesperson said, "As stated in our ban evasion policy, we'll take enforcement action on accounts whose apparent intent is to replace or promote content affiliated with a suspended account."

The account, which was created in May, said in its bio that it contained "Posts copied from Save America on behalf of the 45th POTUS; Originally composed via https://DonaldJTrump.com/Desk. *Note: Not Donald J. Trump Tweeting."

Twitter originally suspended Trump from the site following the Jan. 6 US Capitol insurrection, in which 5 people died. At the time, the social-media platform said it took down the former president's account "due to the risk of further incitement of violence."

After losing access to Twitter, Trump attempted to send tweets from different accounts before they were also shut down. His social-media ban led him to resort to sending press releases, which often read like tweets, via email. He told Fox News that he didn't miss "vey boring" Twitter and that his press releases were more elegant anyway.

The latest suspended Twitter account was an extension of Trump's new website called, "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump," which was launched on Tuesday. On the site, he shares Twitter-like statements that his followers can share to social media.

A spokesperson for Trump did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment on the Twitter suspension.

Read more: Trump advisors expect ex-president's Twitter alternative to run on a new platform built by Brad Parscale

Following the insurrection, Trump also faced bans from Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

The Facebook Oversight Board met Wednesday and decided to uphold the platform's decision to suspend Trump. But the board took issue with Facebook's "indefinite" suspension, and told Facebook the company needed to reevaluate that decision and decide in six months whether to restore, temporarily suspend, or permanently ban him from the platform.

The decision received flak from some Republican and Democratic lawmakers after it was announced.

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