AN IRISH comedian has come up with the perfect analogy to describe most people’s reaction to Donald Trump being booted off Twitter – and it involves the pub.
The former President of the United States was permanently suspended from the social media platform last month "due to the risk of further incitement of violence."
Twitter announced it had permanently suspended Trump’s account, which has almost 89 million followers, after a review of two tweets posted by the President in the wake of the Washington DC riots that left five people dead.
In the wake of his departure, Irish comedian Kevin McGahern, found the perfect words to sum up the whole sorry situation.
McGahern, who is best known as the former host of the Republic of Telly, explained that in many ways Trump was like that “mad drunk lad” you often find in an Irish pub.
He wrote: "With Trump gone from Twitter it feels like sitting in a pub after a mad drunk lad gets kicked out. Its a lot quieter, you feel safer, but a part of you misses the craic all the same."
With Trump gone from Twitter it feels like sitting in a pub after a mad drunk lad gets kicked out. Its a lot quieter, you feel safer, but a part of you misses the craic all the same
— Kevin McGahern (@kevinmcgahern) February 6, 2021
There could be good news on the horizon for McGahern and other comedians, however, after Trump appeared to make his return to social media with the website Gab.
An official Gab account in Trump’s name posted a letter from February 4 signed by lawyers to the 45th President.
The letter, which is addressed to Congressman Jamie Raskin, reads: "We are in receipt of your latest public relations stunt. As you certainly know, there is no such thing as a negative inference in this unconstitutional proceeding.
"Your letter only confirms what is known to everyone: you cannot prove your allegations against the 45th President of the United States, who is now a private citizen."
"The use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding is much too serious to try to play these games."
No other communications have yet been posted from the official Trump account on Gab.
Fans and critics alike will no doubt be watching with interest over the next few days as the former US President’s impeachment proceedings begin.