Donald Trump is back on Facebook after being banned more than two years ago over the deadly riot at the Capitol.
The former US president wrote “I’m back!” in a post on his official page on Friday.
This post also includes an old video republican party “Sorry to keep you waiting, it’s complicated,” the politician told a rally.
He posted the same clip on YouTube, which announced Friday that it would also welcome him back.
It came just as it was announced that Mr Trump would hold the first rally of his campaign for the 2024 US presidency.
He will host an event on March 25 in Waco, Texas — where he has a large following — as he prepares to contest the Republican nomination.
Mr. Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts resumed in february exist Yuanthe company behind the two social media sites.
However, he has not posted until now, instead continuing to use his own social media site, Truth Social, a much smaller site he started in response to the ban.
His Facebook and Instagram accounts were suspended on Jan. 7, 2021, following riots at the Capitol, when an insurrection broke out in Washington, D.C., during which hundreds of his supporters stormed the U.S. legislature.
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in his last post Facebook The page was created on Jan. 6, 2021, when he wrote: “I ask everyone in the United States Capitol to keep the peace.”
Meta maintained the ban for two years, but announced in January that it was lifting the ban.
“The public should be able to hear what their politicians are saying — the good, the bad and the ugly — so they can make informed choices at the ballot box,” Nick Clegg, Meta’s vice president of global affairs, wrote at the time .
In a blog post, the tech company said it would be Adds ‘new guardrails’ to ensure no ‘repeat offenders’ breaking its rules.
Trump was also banned from Twitter after the Capitol riot, but his The account was restored in November last year after Elon Musk bought the site for $44bn (£38bn).
gentlemen musk Calling the ban on Mr Trump’s account a “mistake” and “morally wrong”.
The Tesla founder launched a poll on his website with the words “Vox Populi, Vox Dei” (a Latin phrase meaning “the voice of the people is the voice of God”), asking users to vote Should Mr Trump be allowed to return.
After more than 15 million votes, it turned out he should, and his account was reinstated.
However, Trump, who has more than 80 million fans, has not yet used the account and previously said: “I don’t see any reason (return).”