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Twitter Takes Down Account After Video of Black Trump Supporter Retweeted by President

© AP Photo / Matt RourkeThis April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Reporters at the online news site Insider have been told to take a week off from tweeting at work and to keep TweetDeck off their computer screens. The idea of disengaging is to kick away a crutch for the journalists and escape from the echo chamber, said Julie Zeveloff West, Insider's editor-in-chief for the U.S.
This April 26, 2017, file photo shows the Twitter app icon on a mobile phone in Philadelphia. Reporters at the online news site Insider have been told to take a week off from tweeting at work and to keep TweetDeck off their computer screens. The idea of disengaging is to kick away a crutch for the journalists and escape from the echo chamber, said Julie Zeveloff West, Insider's editor-in-chief for the U.S. - Sputnik International
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The re-tweeted video from now-suspended account @AlwaysActions showed an elderly black man saying he was voting for Trump to take his country back. Other videos on the account criticised Black Lives Matter protests and backed police officers.

Twitter has taken down an account that posted videos, re-tweeted by US President Donald Trump, of black citizens pledging support for him.

Attorney and Townhall.com columnist Maria Medvin pointed out the account Trump re-tweeted. @AlwaysActions, had been suspended:

One of the videos shows and elderly black man in a 'Trump' hat saying he will vote to re-elect the president ​"because he is for what's right for America, and I love it. This is my country and I want it back."

Many Twitter users praised his comments in response to the blocked tweet:

​Others called for voters to take the country back from Trump on November 3:

​An internet search for the suspended account shows several similar videos of black citizens criticising Black Lives Matter protests and the mainstream media, along with posts in support of police officers.

 

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