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Trump Seeks Reinstatement of Twitter Account in Court Filing

  • Former president files request for injunction against Twitter
  • Trump calls Twitter power over political discourse ‘dangerous’
Donald Trump’s suspended Twitter account.
Donald Trump’s suspended Twitter account.Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Former President Donald Trump asked a federal judge to force Twitter to temporarily reinstate his account while he sues to permanently return to the social media network.

Trump’s request for a preliminary injunction against Twitter was filed late Friday in Miami, Florida. The Republican, who lost his bid for a second term in office, claims Twitter canceled his account in January under pressure from his political rivals in Congress.