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Trump’s Fight to Lift Twitter Ban Sputters in Court Hearing

  • Trump’s lawyer says officials ‘demanded’ Twitter censor him
  • Statements by lawmakers don’t seem ‘coercive,’ judge says
Donald Trump 

Donald Trump 

Photographer: Yuri Gripas/Abaca/Bloomberg

Former President Donald Trump’s claim that Twitter Inc. was pressured by lawmakers to kick him off the social media platform was met with skepticism by a judge.

U.S. District Judge James Donato questioned Trump’s argument that the company violated his free-speech rights by suspending his account at the behest of lawmakers.