Twitter Bans Trump, Capitol Chaos, Upcoming Inauguration, COVID: How Do We Manage This Stress?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – President Trump is officially banned from Twitter. The social media platform accuses him of helping to instigate the Capitol riot and believes he could use it to spark further violence. Over the last four years, the platform has given President Trump leniency saying people have a right to hear from public officials. But it temporarily locked him out of his account on Wednesday and warned that further rule violations would lead to a suspension.

The official Presidential Twitter account is still active. Trump tried to tweet from that account Friday night, but Twitter immediately removed them. Before he was kicked off Twitter, the president confirmed that he will not be attending President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration in 12 days.

First Lady Melania Trump will reportedly to not be in attendance either. A source tells CNN the Trumps are currently scheduled to leave Washington the day before the inauguration, but cautions that plan may change. Biden says he welcomes the Trumps to attend.

The images from the chaos at our nation’s Capitol can be tough to look at. We are living through un-precedented times. It’s hard enough to talk about it with each other, as adults, let alone with our kids.

The director of the Stress, Trauma and Resilience Program at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center says if you decide to share what’s going on, listen to your child’s response. Director Ken Yeager says, “I think it’s important for adults to acknowledge to their kids, ‘I’m having some of the same feelings you are, too.’ Maybe not to the same degree. Maybe to a greater degree, but assuring the child that this is a normal response to an abnormal circumstance.”

Yeager says to also limit your children’s exposure so that it’s not overwhelming, and reassure them that they can come and talk to you.

This episode’s panel features:
WCCB TV’s Morgan Fogarty
WCCB TV News @ Ten anchor Drew Bollea