Donald Trump

Trump hasn't left the White House or been seen in public for a week. On Monday evening he taped a final message from the Blue Room of the White House, ticking through several achievements that he believes should define his administration.

In 2016, he had told attorneys that "there aren't that many" great restaurants in Washington as part of a deposition in a lawsuit with celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian.

On January 12, video-sharing app YouTube said it was barring new content from being posted on President Donald Trump's channel for at least a week over a violation of its policies.

The decision comes days after Twitter banned Trump (his personal account: @realDonaldTrunp) from its platform completely, a stunning move that drew the ire of conservatives in the US, as well as criticism from around the world, reported The Hill.

The video-sharing platform added that it will be taking the extra step of disabling comments underneath videos on Trump's channel. The company's policy state that earning a second strike will result in a two-week suspension and three strikes will result in a permanent ban. 

Twitter had removed Trump's account in wake of US Capitol violence, saying "After close review of recent tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence."

Unruly scenes were witnessed at the US Capitol when a mob stormed the building in a bid to stop House proceedings to certify President-elect Biden's win in the 2020 elections.

Wednesday's violence came hours after Trump encouraged his supporters to fight against the election results as Congress was certifying Biden's victory in the November vote.

Donald Trump tweeted, “To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.”

Despite the violence, Congress reconvened in a late-night session after police secured the Capitol to certify Biden's victory with 306 electoral votes in his favour as compared to Trump's 232.