President Trump’s Twitch account is temporarily banned, the Amazon-owned video streaming company announced on Monday.
Twitch cited Trump’s words for the temporary ban, which it said are in violation of the company’s hateful conduct rules.
The two prime examples given by Twitch were from two Trump campaign rallies — one in 2016, and another from late June in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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President Trump’s Twitch account is temporarily suspended, Twitch announced on Monday.
The account is suspended for violating the company’s hateful conduct rules, a Twitch spokesperson said. Two examples given by Twitch were directly pulled from Trump’s campaign rally speeches.
“Hateful conduct is not allowed on Twitch,” the statement said. “In line with our policies, President Trump’s channel has been issued a temporary suspension from Twitch for comments made on stream, and the offending content has been removed.”
The first of two examples Twitch cited as representative of “offending content” that violated the company’s hateful conduct policy came from a Trump campaign rally in 2016.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” Trump said at the 2016 event.
In another example given by Twitch, from Trump’s recent campaign event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the offending content was a fictional anecdote Trump offered.
“Hey, it’s 1:00 o’clock in the morning and a very tough, I’ve used the word on occasion, hombre, a very tough hombre is breaking into the window of a young woman whose husband is away as a traveling salesman or whatever he may do,” Trump said during his speech in Tulsa. “And you call 911 and they say, ‘I’m sorry, this number’s no longer working.'”
It’s unclear how long the suspension will last. In the meantime, going to Trump’s Twitch channel leads to a message that says, “Sorry. Unless you’ve got a time machine, that content is unavailable.”
White House and Trump campaign spokespeople did not respond to a request for comment as of publishing.
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