Chrissy Teigen and Andy Cohen lead celebrities reacting to Donald Trump's Twitter ban

Chrissy Teigen, Andy Cohen, Bette Midler and more celebrities are tweeting in celebration of President Donald Trump’s permanent suspension from Twitter.

On Friday, Twitter announced it had banned Trump’s account, claiming the decision was made to reduce the risk of ‘further incitement to violence.’

This came just days after the 74-year-old politician’s supporters rioted through the United States Capitol.

While the president had more than 88.7 million followers, John Legend’s wife, 35, made it clear she would not miss his presence by tweeting a representation of heavy laughter.

Banned: Chrissy Teigen, Andy Cohen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more celebrities are celebrating the news of President Donald Trump¿s permanent suspension from Twitter; Trump seen in September

Banned: Chrissy Teigen, Andy Cohen, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more celebrities are celebrating the news of President Donald Trump’s permanent suspension from Twitter; Trump seen in September 

‘AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHH,’ mused Teigen, who was previously blocked by Trump on Twitter. 

The humorous reaction earned the Cravings cookbook’s author more than 166,300 likes and 15,100 retweets within just a few hours. 

Meanwhile, Bravo’s late night talk show Andy Cohen quipped that the idea of him hosting a reunion between Trump and his children would be ‘too lowbrow’ for him. 

Celebrating: While the president had more than 88.7 million followers, John Legend's wife, 35, made it clear she would not miss his presence by tweeting a representation of heavy laughter

Celebrating: While the president had more than 88.7 million followers, John Legend’s wife, 35, made it clear she would not miss his presence by tweeting a representation of heavy laughter

Too funny: Bravo's late night talk show Andy Cohen quipped that the idea of him hosting a reunion between Trump and his children would be 'too lowbrow' for him

Too funny: Bravo’s late night talk show Andy Cohen quipped that the idea of him hosting a reunion between Trump and his children would be ‘too lowbrow’ for him

Reality check: Bethenny Frankel, who left The Real Housewives of New York City in 2019, tweeted: 'Getting kicked off Twitter is about as hard to do as getting booted from the housewives...it¿s literally designed for provocative social interaction...'

Reality check: Bethenny Frankel, who left The Real Housewives of New York City in 2019, tweeted: ‘Getting kicked off Twitter is about as hard to do as getting booted from the housewives…it’s literally designed for provocative social interaction…’

After a fan joked he should host the next Trump family reunion ‘after he’s forcibly removed from the White House since his meltdown is no longer being broadcast live on Twitter,’ Cohen declined, noting the segment would be too trashy, even after ten years of hosting the Real Housewives franchise.  

Bethenny Frankel, who left The Real Housewives of New York City in 2019, tweeted:  ‘Getting kicked off Twitter is about as hard to do as getting booted from the housewives…it’s literally designed for provocative social interaction…’

As Olivia Munn rejoiced, Kathy Griffin asked: ‘When are Republicans going to suspend trump from the nuclear arsenal indefinitely?’ 

Tweeting away: As Olivia Munn rejoiced, Kathy Griffin asked: 'When are Republicans going to suspend trump from the nuclear arsenal indefinitely?'

Tweeting away: As Olivia Munn rejoiced, Kathy Griffin asked: ‘When are Republicans going to suspend trump from the nuclear arsenal indefinitely?’

Happy: Munn expressed her joy that Trump's account was suspended permanently

Happy: Munn expressed her joy that Trump’s account was suspended permanently 

Multiple posts: Munn also shared a photo of the president of the United States (POTUS) with a drawing of a classic nose, glasses and mustache disguise on his profile picture

Multiple posts: Munn also shared a photo of the president of the United States (POTUS) with a drawing of a classic nose, glasses and mustache disguise on his profile picture 

'Hi, the president can release statements via the White House anytime he wants. Just FYI,' reminded journalist Abby Phillip on Twitter

‘Hi, the president can release statements via the White House anytime he wants. Just FYI,’ reminded journalist Abby Phillip on Twitter

'Twitter was fun before the trump years. Maybe this will finally make Twitter fun again,' Jesse Tyler Ferguson noted

‘Twitter was fun before the trump years. Maybe this will finally make Twitter fun again,’ Jesse Tyler Ferguson noted 

‘Hi, the president can release statements via the White House anytime he wants. Just FYI,’ reminded journalist Abby Phillip on Twitter. 

Meghan McCain cracked a few jokes on her account, including: ‘All you had to do to get Trump to concede was cancel his twitter account for 12 hours……?’ 

On a more serious note, she worried that Trump was going to ‘burn the White House to the ground.’  

Bette Midler, clearly overjoyed by the news, wrote: 'CHURCH BELLS! RING THROUGHOUT THE LAND, SO EVERYONE KNOWS! IT'S OVER! TRUMP SUSPENDED FROM INCITING TO VIOLENCE ON TWITTER!'

Bette Midler, clearly overjoyed by the news, wrote: ‘CHURCH BELLS! RING THROUGHOUT THE LAND, SO EVERYONE KNOWS! IT’S OVER! TRUMP SUSPENDED FROM INCITING TO VIOLENCE ON TWITTER!’

Good news: Megan Mullally, who has more than 316,300 Twitter followers, wrote that Trump is the the sociopath to end all sociopaths'

Good news: Megan Mullally, who has more than 316,300 Twitter followers, wrote that Trump is the the sociopath to end all sociopaths’

'Can twitter and Facebook also shut themselves down permanently just a thought. Not enough cat photos anyway,' tweeted Kat Dennings

‘Can twitter and Facebook also shut themselves down permanently just a thought. Not enough cat photos anyway,’ tweeted Kat Dennings

Speaking up: Meghan McCain cracked a few jokes on her accounting, including: 'All you had to do to get Trump to concede was cancel his twitter account for 12 hours......?'

Speaking up: Meghan McCain cracked a few jokes on her accounting, including: ‘All you had to do to get Trump to concede was cancel his twitter account for 12 hours……?’

Jessica Alba also spoke out as she posted a screenshot of Trump’s suspended account with a GIF, which read ‘It’s about damn time.’ 

‘#Bye -this guy and his cronies need to be held accountable for these #disgusting #disgraceful acts of #Insurrection -this is not about political affiliation, this is about #democracy #period,’ the 39-year-old actress wrote on Instagram. 

In celebration, Chelsea Handler posted a video of herself singing the 1975 track, I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, in a blue surgical mask. 

She captioned the footage on her Instagram Story, ‘Donald Trump is banned permanently from Twitter!’  

'#Bye -this guy and his cronies need to be held accountable for these #disgusting #disgraceful acts of #Insurrection -this is not about political affiliation, this is about #democracy #period,' Jessica Alba wrote on Instagram

‘#Bye -this guy and his cronies need to be held accountable for these #disgusting #disgraceful acts of #Insurrection -this is not about political affiliation, this is about #democracy #period,’ Jessica Alba wrote on Instagram

Excited: In celebration, Chelsea Handler posted a video of herself singing the 1975 track, I Love Rock 'n' Roll, in a blue surgical mask

Excited: In celebration, Chelsea Handler posted a video of herself singing the 1975 track, I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll, in a blue surgical mask

'Congrats to Twitter for giving Donald Trump the hardest punishment he's ever received,' the comedian joked

‘Congrats to Twitter for giving Donald Trump the hardest punishment he’s ever received,’ the comedian joked 

Michael Rapaport made his opinion known with multiple ntweets

Happy: Michael Rapaport made his opinion known with multiple celebratory tweets

Megan Mullally, who has more than 316,300 Twitter followers, wrote that Trump is  ‘the sociopath to end all sociopaths.’  

‘They (he) cannot handle losing. now he’s been backed into a corner, no way out. #impeach or #arrest immediately before he does something that’ll make #January6th look like a day at the beach,’ she tweeted. 

Top Chef’s Padma Lakshmi tweeted a GIF of herself saying, ‘Please pack your knives and go.’  

Bette Midler, who was clearly overjoyed by the news, wrote: ‘CHURCH BELLS! RING THROUGHOUT THE LAND, SO EVERYONE KNOWS! IT’S OVER! TRUMP SUSPENDED FROM INCITING TO VIOLENCE ON TWITTER!’ 

Goodbye: Hundreds of celebrities flocked to Twitter to react to the news of Trump's ban

Goodbye: Hundreds of celebrities flocked to Twitter to react to the news of Trump’s ban

'@jack please take me next I need to get the hell off of here I have things to do,' Billy Eichner asked the co-founder of Twitter

‘@jack please take me next I need to get the hell off of here I have things to do,’ Billy Eichner asked the co-founder of Twitter

'Too dangerous for Twitter...and still PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,' Christopher Gorham marveled

‘Too dangerous for Twitter…and still PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES,’ Christopher Gorham marveled

In addition to saying January 8 was ‘the happiest day of 2021,’ she tweeted ‘Oh, my God! It happened! Thank you Jack [Dorsey].’ 

‘Twitter was fun before the trump years. Maybe this will finally make Twitter fun again,’ Jesse Tyler Ferguson noted. 

Erich Bergen penned a lengthy tweet urging people to also take responsibility for helping create a ‘monster’ and see the ban as a ‘bailout’ not a moment of joy.  

‘Let us remember that WE, and that means all of us, created this monster. We let it happen. We must all take responsibility for making a star out of a loser going back to 30 years ago. We should not look at this moment as joyful, but as a bailout for OUR bad job as humans,’ he tweeted of current 45th president of the United States. 

'Let us remember that WE, and that means all of us, created this monster. We let it happen. We must all take responsibility for making a star out of a loser going back to 30 years ago. We should not look at this moment as joyful, but as a bailout for OUR bad job as humans,' he tweeted of current 45th president of the United States

‘Let us remember that WE, and that means all of us, created this monster. We let it happen. We must all take responsibility for making a star out of a loser going back to 30 years ago. We should not look at this moment as joyful, but as a bailout for OUR bad job as humans,’ he tweeted of current 45th president of the United States

Thankful: Mark Ruffalo thanked Twitter and its board of directors, including Dorsey, Patrick Pichette, Jesse Cohn, Egon Durban, Martha Lane Fox, Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, David Rosenblatt, Bret Taylor and Robert Zoellick

Thankful: Mark Ruffalo thanked Twitter and its board of directors, including Dorsey, Patrick Pichette, Jesse Cohn, Egon Durban, Martha Lane Fox, Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, David Rosenblatt, Bret Taylor and Robert Zoellick

Bye bye: Adam Rippon simply tweeted: 'Siri, play Goodbye to You by Michelle Branch'

Bye bye: Adam Rippon simply tweeted: ‘Siri, play Goodbye to You by Michelle Branch’

‘Goodbye you sorry excuse for human life. I hope this is the beginning of the bigger end of Donald Trump. Good riddance to bad rubbish,’ wrote Steve Kazee, who is engaged to Jenna Dewan.

Adam Rippon simply tweeted: ‘Siri, play Goodbye to You by Michelle Branch.’ 

Mark Ruffalo thanked Twitter and its board of directors, including Dorsey, Patrick Pichette, Jesse Cohn, Egon Durban, Martha Lane Fox, Dr. Fei-Fei Li, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, David Rosenblatt, Bret Taylor and Robert Zoellick. 

‘Can twitter and Facebook also shut themselves down permanently just a thought. Not enough cat photos anyway,’ tweeted Kat Dennings 

'Goodbye you sorry excuse for human life. I hope this is the beginning of the bigger end of Donald Trump. Good riddance to bad rubbish,' wrote Steve Kazee, who is engaged to Jenna Dewan

‘Goodbye you sorry excuse for human life. I hope this is the beginning of the bigger end of Donald Trump. Good riddance to bad rubbish,’ wrote Steve Kazee, who is engaged to Jenna Dewan

Applause: Ken Jeong reacted by posting a screenshot of Trump's suspended account with a GIF of hands clapping

Applause: Ken Jeong reacted by posting a screenshot of Trump’s suspended account with a GIF of hands clapping 

Billy Porter, who called Donald Trump’s presidency ‘one of the biggest crises’ of his lifetime last year on Logo TV,  shared a CNN article about the news. 

Dorinda Medley reacted to the announced by writing, ‘whew!’  

‘I can’t believe Twitter invoked the 25th Tweetmendment,’ tweeted Cristela Alonzo. 

Dorinda Medley reacted to the announced by writing, 'whew!'

Dorinda Medley reacted to the announced by writing, ‘whew!’

'I can't believe Twitter invoked the 25th Tweetmendment,' tweeted Cristela Alonzo

‘I can’t believe Twitter invoked the 25th Tweetmendment,’ tweeted Cristela Alonzo

Funny side: Mark Hamill gave the world an 'update'

Funny side: Mark Hamill gave the world an ‘update’  

Twitter spent Friday night playing whack-a-mole with President Donald Trump as he tried to address his supporters on the social media platform through other people’s accounts, after his own account received the ban.  

Trump had initially tried to relay a message to his followers using the official President of the United States Twitter account, but they were deleted within minutes.

In the four-tweet thread, the president claimed that Twitter was not a network for free speech and said that he was now in talks to set up his own social media platform following his suspension.

The POTUS account, which will be handed over to Joe Biden from Inauguration Day, remains active. 

Comedian: Jimmy Kimmel shared a fake text message from Trump

Comedian: Jimmy Kimmel shared a fake text message from Trump 

Laughing: Modern Family costars Sofia Vergara and Jesse Tyler Ferguson joked Trump would join Myspace

Laughing: Modern Family costars Sofia Vergara and Jesse Tyler Ferguson joked Trump would join Myspace

Relief: Billy Porter, who called Donald Trump's presidency 'one of the biggest crises' of his lifetime last year on Logo TV, shared a CNN article about the news

Relief: Billy Porter, who called Donald Trump’s presidency ‘one of the biggest crises’ of his lifetime last year on Logo TV, shared a CNN article about the news

However, the Trump 2020 campaign Twitter account was the next to receive a suspension after it tweeted the president’s message amid increasingly desperate efforts to reach his following.

Digital director for the Trump campaign, Gary Coby, was next on the chopping block after he appeared to change his username to Donald J. Trump and in a tweet, offered the handle over to the president’s Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino.

‘@DanScavino texting you my Twitter login … I already updated the profile pic, name, etc.’ the tweet read. ‘Feel free to use!’

President Trump on Friday night found a loophole around his Twitter ban by using the @POTUS account. The tweets claimed that he may set up his own social media platform but were quickly deleted again

President Trump on Friday night found a loophole around his Twitter ban by using the @POTUS account. The tweets claimed that he may set up his own social media platform but were quickly deleted again 

Twitter has not commented on the suspensions since the announce the permanent ban on Trump’s account on Friday evening. 

Trump had intially had initially appeared to find a way around his permanent Twitter ban by using the @POTUS handle before his tweets were swiftly deleted.

He urged his supporters to ‘STAY TUNED!’ as he claimed that Twitter is working with ‘Radical Left and Dems’ to silence him and to silence those who voted for him. 

Trump urged  supporters to 'STAY TUNED!' as he claimed Twitter is working with 'Radical Left and Dems' to silence him and to silence those who voted for him. Attempts were made to share the message through multiple accounts but they were all either suspended or the tweets from Trump were deleted. The president later issued the statement through the White House

Trump urged  supporters to ‘STAY TUNED!’ as he claimed Twitter is working with ‘Radical Left and Dems’ to silence him and to silence those who voted for him. Attempts were made to share the message through multiple accounts but they were all either suspended or the tweets from Trump were deleted. The president later issued the statement through the White House

Digital director for the Trump campaign, Gary Coby, was next on the chopping block after he appeared to change his username to Donald J. Trump and in a tweet, offered the handle over to the president's Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino

Digital director for the Trump campaign, Gary Coby, was next on the chopping block after he appeared to change his username to Donald J. Trump and in a tweet, offered the handle over to the president’s Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino

 ‘As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me,’ he wrote.

Twitter outlined the suspension in a thread on Friday night

Twitter outlined the suspension in a thread on Friday night

The president issued a further threat to Twitter by claiming that they would not exist without the ‘government’s gift of Section 230’.

Trump also claimed that he has ‘been negotiating with various other sites’ and promised a ‘big announcement soon’ as he vowed ‘We will not be SILENCED!’

‘Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH. They are all about promoting a Radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely,’ Trump managed to fit in before his tirade was quickly shut down.  

Minutes after the tweets were deleted, an official statement was issued to the White House press pool repeating his claims.  

Twitter had announced on Friday night it has permanently banned Trump’s account, claiming in a blog post that it was due to the risk of ‘further incitement to violence’, after the president’s supporters rioted through the U.S. Captiol on Wednesday. 

‘After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them — specifically how they are being received and interpreted on and off Twitter — we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence,’ the company wrote. 

The account had 88.7million followers, which is nearly half of the company’s total base of monetizable daily active users. 

Earlier on Friday, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and attorney Sidney Powell – two Trump loyalists – were also permanently banned by Twitter, and the YouTube account for Steve Bannon’s ‘War Room’ podcast was ‘terminated for a violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service’.

Youtube had warned earlier this week that it would ban accounts that continued to spread misinformation about voter fraud.  

Discord also announced Friday that it has banned the server The Donald which was connected the TheDonald dot Win and the Donald subreddit.  

Trump's final tweets: Twitter said that Trump was guilty of the glorification of violence by calling Wednesday's rioters 'American patriots' in one of his final tweets on Friday morning before he was permanently banned from the platform

Trump’s final tweets: Twitter said that Trump was guilty of the glorification of violence by calling Wednesday’s rioters ‘American patriots’ in one of his final tweets on Friday morning before he was permanently banned from the platform

In his second last tweet, the president said he would not attend the inauguration. Twitter said that this tweet could be interpreted by Trump's supporters as him indicating that the inauguration event will be a safe target to attack

In his second last tweet, the president said he would not attend the inauguration. Twitter said that this tweet could be interpreted by Trump’s supporters as him indicating that the inauguration event will be a safe target to attack 

Facebook and Instagram had already banned the president’s account ‘at least’ until his term is over on January 20, if not indefinitely. 

Donald Trump Jr. immediately spoke out about the ban, taking to his own Twitter account to claim that ‘free-speech no longer exists in America’. 

‘We are living Orwell’s 1984,’ he fumed. ‘It died with big tech and what’s left is only there for a chosen few. This is absolute insanity!’ 

‘So the ayatollah, and numerous other dictatorial regimes can have Twitter accounts with no issue despite threatening genocide to entire countries and killing homosexuals etc… but The President of the United States should be permanently suspended,’ he added in a second tweet. ‘Mao would be proud.’ 

Twitter has long given Trump and other world leaders broad exemptions from its rules against personal attacks, hate speech and other behaviors. 

But in its lengthy statement the company said recent Trump tweets amounted to glorification of violence when read in the context of the Capitol riot and plans circulating online for future armed protests around the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.   

Donald Trump Jr. immediately spoke out about the ban, claiming that 'free-speech no longer exists in America'

Donald Trump Jr. immediately spoke out about the ban, claiming that ‘free-speech no longer exists in America’

Twitter said it made the decision after deeming that two Trump tweets from Friday were in breach of its Glorification of Violence policy.  

The first tweet read: ‘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 second called out by Twitter, the president wrote that he would not be attending Joe Biden’s inauguration. 

Twitter claimed that the tweets had to 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’. 

The company said that Trump was guilty of the glorification of violence by calling Wednesday’s rioters ‘American patriots’ in the first tweet. 

It claimed that the tweet could be interpreted as a sign that Trump agreed that there should be no ‘orderly transition’ as they warned of information is already circling on the social media platform about ‘a proposed secondary attack on the US Capitol and state capitol buildings on January 17.’ 

Twitter also concluded that Trump stating he would not attend the inauguration is him indicating it ‘would be a ‘safe’ target’ for his loyalists to attack.

source: dailymail.co.uk

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