The profile claimed the account @PresTrumpTS joined Twitter last month, but appeared to be only days old when Twitter took action against him.
Trump was permanently banned from Twitter last year due to his role in the 2021 uprising. The company also has a policy prohibiting banned users from avoiding restrictions by diverting to other accounts.
But Harrington is still posting Truth Social… messages on Twitter. So apparently not so “terrible”, after all, the critics smiled.
Banned users have been testing the waters of Twitter lately, emboldened by Elon Musk’s deal to buy the company (which seems far less certain now). Trump allies Roger Stone and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell – both Twitter-banned – recently attempted to set up new Twitter accounts, but were quickly shut down.
Last weekend, a Trump account labeled as a parody briefly appeared on Twitter with posts that sounded like Trump. It was hailed by some supporters as the return of the former president – but was quickly picked up by Twitter.