Chrissy Teigen leads celebrity reaction to Donald Trump Twitter ban

Keiran Southern, PA Los Angeles Correspondent
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Chrissy Teigen could not hide her glee after Donald Trump was banned from Twitter.

The outgoing president’s access to his main method of communication was permanently revoked on Friday, with the social media website citing “the risk of further incitement of violence”.

Facebook has temporarily banned Mr Trump’s account following the scenes of mayhem in Washington DC on Wednesday, when his supporters stormed the US Capitol.

Model and TV presenter Teigen has been a frequent critic of Mr Trump and he once called her “filthy mouthed” on Twitter.

She was overjoyed with his ban, writing: “AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH…”

Teigen was not the only celebrity to react to the news, with many Hollywood figures revelling in the fact Mr Trump’s account had been banned.

Veep actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus tagged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and wrote: “What the f*** took you so long @jack?”

Marvel actor Mark Ruffalo said: “Thank you @Twitter & the board. #BanTrumpSaveDemocracy #RemoveTrumpNow.”

Oscar-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg tweeted “Finally” while author Stephen King also praised Twitter for the move and said it “makes me proud to be a twitterhead”.

Mr Trump, who is due to leave office on January 20, released a statement saying he had been negotiating with other websites and promised a “big announcement soon”.

He added: “Twitter is not about FREE SPEECH. They are all about promoting a radical Left platform where some of the most vicious people in the world are allowed to speak freely.”