Angela Merkel, Austrian PM Michael McCormack and Other World Leaders Defend Trump After He’s Booted by Twitter

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Leaders around the world — including those in Australia, France, and Germany — are defending President Donald Trump in the wake of his ban by Twitter.

“The chancellor sees the complete closing down of the account of an elected president as problematic,” Steffen Seibert, a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said at a Monday press conference in Berlin. “This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined by legislators — not according to a decision by the management of social media platforms. Seen from this angle, the chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the U.S. president have now been permanently blocked.”

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