Trump tells the judge that if he isn’t allowed to tweet, he will suffer “irreparable harm”

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Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) – While he battles his permanent ban in court, the former president has requested a federal judge to restore his Twitter account. Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, is suffering from Twitter withdrawal. With no other way to get his dose since Twitter cut him off, Trump has taken his issue to a federal court, hoping that the legal system would force the business to allow him to tweet again (preferably in all caps and with a lot of exclamation points).

On Friday, Trump filed a preliminary injunction in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, asking the judge to allow his @realDonaldTrump account to be temporarily reinstated while he battles Twitter’s permanent ban in the courts. The former president claims that his lawsuit, in which he claims that Twitter’s suspension violates the First Amendment, as well as Florida’s fraudulent and unfair trade practices statute and the state’s new anti-deplatforming law, is likely to be successful.

Trump claims in the court petition, which you can read in full over at the Verge, that denying the preliminary injunction—or allowing him to return to Twitter—would cause irreparable injury to him and his 88 million Twitter followers. This is presumably due to the fact that his followers are not permitted to receive or respond to his communications.

Furthermore, the former president argues that his extended absence from Twitter will hurt the Republican Party irreparably.

According to the court filing, “[Twitter] is threatening irreparable damage to the Republican Party’s prospects in the 2022 and 2024 elections by de-platforming the presumptive head and most popular member of the Republican Party, cutting him off from the most effective and direct forms of communication with potential voters.”

That isn’t all, though. Trump may also lose his donor and merchandise platforms, as well as his ability to promote local political candidates, according to reports.

Enter a melancholy melody performed on the world’s tiniest violin. On Saturday, Twitter informed Gizmodo that it didn’t have anything to say about the preliminary injunction. Two days after Trump inflamed a crowd of his fans to assault the US Capitol and prevent President Joe Biden’s win from being certified, Twitter banned him. The firm stated at the time that the former president’s tweets had the potential to inspire additional violence. It claimed that two of Trump’s tweets, in which he declared that people who voted for him would “not be mistreated or treated unjustly in any manner, shape, or form” and that he would not attend Biden’s inauguration, violated the agency’s guideline on glorification of violence.

In July, Trump filed class-action lawsuits against Twitter, Google, and Facebook, alleging that they violated his First Amendment rights by banning him from their services to some extent. Because he was no longer accepted on major social media platforms, Trump launched his own blog, From the Desk of Donald J. Trump, in May. He took it down a month later, according to sources, because he was embarrassed by the lack of readers.

Even though Trump is clearly yearning to post again—and rant at the world—Twitter is a much better place without him. It’s still a poisonous swamp at times, but it’s at least one less issue.