Twitch Suspends Trump Campaign Account

Twitch Suspended

Twitch temporarily suspended President Trump’s campaign account for “hateful conduct.” The platform cited the following two instances that violated their policies.

The first is the infamous excerpt from Trump’s 2016 campaign rally, which was recently rebroadcasted on his campaign’s Twitch channel:

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. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.

The second is an excerpt from Trump’s Tulsa rally which took place on June 20, 2020:

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. And you call 911 and they say, “I’m sorry, this number’s no longer working.” By the way, you have many cases like that, many, many, many. Whether it’s a young woman, an old woman, a young man or an old man and you’re sleeping.

Sources / Relevant Material

  1. The Hill "Twitch temporarily suspends Trump account over 'hateful conduct'" by Justin Wise (29 Jun 2020)
  2. Gamespot "Twitch Bans President Trump Temporarily For "Hateful Conduct"" by Chris Pereira (29 Jun 2020)
  3. TechCrunch "Trump suspended from Twitch, as Reddit bans the 'The_Donald' and additional subreddits" by Brian Heater (29 Jun 2020)