Donald Trump mocked for releasing would-be tweet as official statement

Social media commenters have mocked Donald Trump for appearing to release his would-be tweets as official White House statements.

The US President was permanently suspended from Twitter on Saturday (NZ time) due to the "risk of further incitement of violence" following posts he made during the Capitol riots.

Trump was also banned from Facebook, Instagram, Twitch and Snapchat, among other platforms like TikTok and Reddit making restrictions.

He also attempted to continue spreading his thoughts through other Twitter accounts including @POTUS and @WhiteHouse but the messages were swiftly removed.

Now it seems that Trump is issuing his would-be tweets as official White House statements.

"United States military troops in Afghanistan are at a 19-year low," he said in a statement released on Friday.

"Likewise, Iraq and Syria are also at the lowest point in many years. I will always be committed to stopping the endless wars. It has been a great honor to rebuild our military and support our brave men and women in uniform. $2.5 trillion invested, including in beautiful new equipment - all made in the USA."

Commenters quickly commented on the style choices in comparison to other, more professional Presidential statements.

"Still barred from twitter, Trump releases a statement on Afghanistan that’s more like a tweet," CNN journalist Jim Acosta wrote.

"Trump's tweets are somehow even more insane when they're released as White House statements. It's like we're living in a parody," Axios reporter Aaron Rupar tweeted.

One commenter wrote that "desperation is setting in" for Trump who normally tweets several times a day, and that he "needs his fix".