On Thursday, the Republican National Committee voted to cut off the party’s online presence, cutting off all Trump supporters’ access to the Republican Party’s website and its social media accounts.
As of Thursday morning, all GOP Facebook and Twitter accounts had been closed.
The RNC’s decision to sever ties with Trump supporters was reportedly made in a meeting between RNC Chair Reince Priebus and RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, according to a report from Axios.
The meeting reportedly took place on March 17, the day before Trump made his “fake news” claim about a CNN report that said Trump had not paid the federal income taxes on his millions of dollars of assets.
Trump has claimed that the report is “fake.”
The RNC cut off access to its Twitter account, where it was hosting a series of posts from Trump supporters.
On Thursday morning (March 18), a Twitter user identified as John posted this image of the RNC’s official Twitter account.
In addition to cutting off access for Trump supporters, the RNC also cut off Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms from the Republican site.
The party also shut down Google+, Google Maps, Google Reader, and YouTube on March 19.
On March 20, a tweet from RNC Chair Ronna McKDaniel read: “We are removing our RNC account from Google, Facebook, YouTube, Google Play, and Google News.
The following day, a Google spokesperson said that “the RNC is no longer actively supporting Google, YouTube or Google News.” “
We have been committed to ensuring the GOP’s platform remains available for all, including those who choose not to participate.”
The following day, a Google spokesperson said that “the RNC is no longer actively supporting Google, YouTube or Google News.”
The party’s Twitter account has also been cut off from all Google services.
The Republican Party did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.