Trump’s interview with YouTube pranksters the Nelk Boys, released Wednesday, contained “content that advances false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches changed the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential election,” according to a takedown notice from the service, which the podcast shared Thursday.
The YouTube link to the video now leads to a message saying it “has been removed for violating YouTube’s Community Guidelines.” The video platform did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for further information.
In the interview, Trump responded to a question about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with a rant about windmills. He also praised controversial podcaster Joe Rogan, who has come under fire in recent months for sharing COVID-19 misinformation on his hugely popular Spotify show, and clarified that Russia had previously declared war on the country of Georgia, not the U.S. state.
Trump was banned from YouTube, Twitter and Facebook in January 2021 after his incitement of the deadly U.S. Capitol riot.
Following the removal of the episode, Trump likened the move to censorship in Russia and slammed “Big Tech lunatics.”