The internet is abuzz with talk – and certainly memes – about who else should be banned and why.
The across-the-board brainstorming has led to a string of names being mentioned – from Iran's President Hassan Rouhani to former Malaysian PM Najib Razak sentenced to 12 years in jail for corruption and abuse of power.
Both have been overly, as it has been claimed, outspoken on social media, with the latter, for instance, recently stirring up the public for saying Muslims "have the right to kill millions of French people" after a knife-wielding Islamist murdered three people in a church in Nice.
Is it just Donald Trump that Twitter has culled today? I' ve lost 600 followers!— Iain Dale (@IainDale) January 10, 2021
I see they still allow President Rouhani to keep his account, though.
Rouhani, for his part, is using Twitter to incite violence "against gays, against Israel, against women", wrote LB presenter Iain Dale, querying: "Shall I go on?", in response to a commentator in his thread.
"Did President Rouhani just incite insurrection and at attack [sic] on the US Capitol as Trump has just done?", another asked, prompting Dale to reply with quite a bit of satire:
"No, he just sanctions throwing gays off buildings and subjugating women. But hey, that's Ok then".
Many more followed suit posting similar views, and bringing up Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega as other no less desirable picks for a Twitter ban:
While I agree with Trump's ban, I'd just like to point out that other, more dangerous leaders, such as Khamenei or Maduro aren't.— ❄rob #LewandowskiHive The Confessor❄ (@KaiserBob99) January 9, 2021
Why they banned Trump and dont ban Nicolas Maduro from Twitter?— Lucas Lamounier (@LsLamounier) January 10, 2021
The world wide web also has some really hot takes on Trump's ban proper. Irrespective of what side of the aisle netizens are on, they are apparently able to have a decent laugh about these:
Trump trying to get White House staffers to let him use their Twitter accounts pic.twitter.com/fQ0ZPGBvKa— Tom Zohar (@TomZohar) January 8, 2021
Some man called me to ask if he could tweet on my account but I said no.— Myrna Tellingheusen (@PearlsFromMyrna) January 9, 2021
"Oh no where will Robert Pattinson get dating advice now?", another queried referring to Donald Trump as the budding Twitterian who back in 2012 advised Pattinson "not to take back Kristen Stewart" because "she cheated on him like a dog".
Oh no, where will Robert Pattinson get dating advice now?— Alex Baze (@bazecraze) January 8, 2021
Someone else suggested he is now "furiously googling 'how to become a tik-tok teen'". Well, no one knows if president Trump might indeed have some readymade dance moves for the Chinese social network.
Speculation is also running high about Trump's own social media website:
Trump says he will launch his own Social Media Site. Would you sign up?— Gary 7 🏴🇬🇧🇳🇿🇺🇸🇮🇱 (@Veritas1701) January 9, 2021
….and the question remains open which other known social networks will go back on the ban of the outgoing president.
When Trump tries to login into his social media accounts pic.twitter.com/FeJtE5w19M— Kaju Katli (@kaju__katli) January 10, 2021
Li Yang, China's Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, has reserved some room for expected TikTok-related ostracism, tweeting:
"Several months ago, Trump wanted to block TikTok, failed. Several months later, TikTok wanted to block Trump, succeeded!"
Yet, the cherry on top is arguably POTUS' well-known impersonator John Di Domenico's effort – a video titled "Trump Twitter Meltdown with Melania Leaked Video", which he said is his "FASTING Growth YT video Ever" with over 82,000 views in 4 hours. Sit down comfortably and enjoy:
Trump melts down after Melania will NOT let him use her phone to tweet! pic.twitter.com/4XLnGqc38R— John Di Domenico (@Johnnyd23) January 9, 2021
Since Melania "turns him down", another option is perhaps to ask Barron, their teenaged son:
"BAR-what's the boy's name? Barron? BARRON! COME HERE! BRING ME YOUR PHONE!"— shalewa sharpe (@silkyjumbo) January 8, 2021