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YouTube suspends President Trump until Biden inauguration and disables commenting on his videos indefinitely: YouTube suspended President Donald Trump's account for 7 days, blocking the president's channel from uploading any new videos until after President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated. The video platform also disabled indefinitely the ability for user's to comment on videos uploaded by Trump once he is able to return to the platform. "After review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to Donald J. Trump’s channel for violating our policies," YouTube said in a statement released on Twitter. "It now has its 1st strike & is temporarily prevented from uploading new content for a *minimum* of 7 days. Given the ongoing concerns about violence, we will also be indefinitely disabling comments on President Trump’s channel, as we’ve done to other channels where there are safety concerns found in the comments section." The video that YouTube refers to in its statement, which prompted Trump's suspension from its platform, was of remarks from Trump ahead of a trip to Texas to visit a partly completed portion of the border wall along the Mexican border. In his first address to reporters since the siege on the Capitol, Mr. Trump said that a speech he had made at a rally before the riots at the Capitol was "totally appropriate" and that an effort by Congress to impeach and convict him was "causing tremendous anger," The New York Times reported


UPDATE: On Jan. 19, 2021 YouTube extended President Trump's suspension from the Google-owned video platform for a minimum of another seven days, according to The Hill. During his time out Trump has been prevented from uploading new videos to YouTube. A Google spokesperson told The Hill that "in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, the Donald J. Trump channel will be prevented from uploading new videos or livestreams for an additional minimum of seven days."