KEY POINTS

  • A tweet that claims to be from Barack Obama mocks Donald Trump's Twitter suspension
  • The post has since been flagged as "false" by Facebook
  • The alleged tweet does not appear on Obama's Twitter page and the Internet Archive

Former President Barack Obama was not among the social media users who shared their reactions to Twitter suspending President Donald Trump from its platform—despite an alleged tweet claiming otherwise.

On Friday, Facebook account Boycott All Things Trump shared an alleged screenshot of what it claims to be a tweet from Obama, along with the caption: "#ForeverPresident Barack Obama trolls the orange user not to be found."

"Man do I love having this Twitter account, the ability to connect to so many millions of people, to express my feelings and views, to know that all major media outlets and world leaders are reading these words, that they are recorded for posterity. How awesome is that," a purported screenshot of Obama's tweet read.

The post, which has been shared over 1,000 times, claimed that the alleged Obama tweet was posted on Jan. 9 at 6:52 a.m. and had 250 retweets, 66 quote tweets and 2,000 likes. It has been flagged on Facebook as "false information."

There is no evidence that Obama tweeted it, and it does not appear on his Twitter timeline. The former president's last tweet was posted Friday and was related to Wednesday's Capitol riot. There are no posts about Trump's ban on his Twitter page.

USA Today also confirmed that the archived page from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine of Obama's official Twitter page on Jan. 9 didn't show the alleged tweet.

The publication asked Obama's office for comment but appears to have not yet received a response.

"The claim that former President Barack Obama released a tweet making fun of President Donald Trump's Twitter ban is FALSE, based on our research. The tweet is fabricated as there is no evidence of the tweet on Obama's timeline and archived versions of his page. Obama has not commented on Trump's permanent suspension from the platform," the outlet concluded.

Though Obama has not publicly commented on Trump's social media eviction, one person who did take the time to poke fun at his suspension was 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

On Friday, Clinton brought back one of her past tweets directed at Trump, which said, "Delete your account," and added a checkmark emoji.

Meanwhile, in a statement issued via Twitter Wednesday, Obama condemned the violence at the Capitol and laid the blame on Trump, saying it was "incited by a sitting president who has continued to baselessly lie about the outcome of a lawful election."

Michelle Obama also called out the president when she commented on the deadly Capitol riot.

"The day was a fulfillment of the wishes of an infantile and unpatriotic president who can't handle the truths of his own failures," the former first lady wrote. "And the wreckage lays at the feet of a party and media apparatus that gleefully cheered him on, knowing full well the possibility of consequences like these."

Exactly four years ago, US president Barack Obama greeted president-elect Donald Trump at the White House Exactly four years ago, US president Barack Obama greeted president-elect Donald Trump at the White House Photo: AFP / JIM WATSON