Twitter disabled the likes, replies, and retweets as well as placed an abusive behavior notice on the following tweet from President Trump:
There will never be an “Autonomous Zone” in Washington, D.C., as long as I’m your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 23 Jun 2020
Users are only allowed to retweet it with a comment. Twitter Safety elaborated on the decision in a statement:
We’ve placed a public interest notice on this Tweet for violating our policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group.
– Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) 23 Jun 2020
As Twitter previously stated in their rules for world leaders, regarding public interest:
However, if a Tweet from a world leader does violate the Twitter Rules but there is a clear public interest value to keeping the Tweet on the service, we may place it behind a notice that provides context about the violation and allows people to click through should they wish to see the content. We announced this in June.