President Donald Trump is facing a backlash on social media after reportedly blocking a liberal veterans group on Twitter.
VoteVets.org accused the president of blocking their account on Tuesday. The organization is a political action committee that describes itself as the largest progressive veterans group in America.
— VoteVets (@votevets) June 13, 2017
VoteVets frequently used Twitter to criticize Trump. Recently, they used the social media platform to claim that the president himself was a threat to national security.
The Knight First Amendment Institute recently alleged that it was unconstitutional for the president of the United States to block fellow Americans on Twitter. The group said his account “operates as a ‘designated public forum’ for First Amendment purposes.”
Many people were outraged that Trump had blocked the veterans group.
He’s such a delicate little dandy, isn’t he?
— Ricardo Gozinya (@Ricardo_Gozinya) June 13, 2017
Wow. Even by @realDonaldTrump standards this is erratic and nonsensical.
— Doug Martin (@dougmartin96) June 13, 2017
He disrespected a Gold Star family, and now he blocks veterans who have served our country. I am so ashamed.
— Alexandra Rosas (@GDRPempress) June 13, 2017
Funny, because @realDonaldTrump said he loves the Vets – I guess he only likes the ones who want a white nation?
— #TrumpIsGuiltyAsFuck (@AntiCult45) June 13, 2017
Trump is a freaking coward.
— JeffCtyOHPDC (@JeffersonCtyPDC) June 13, 2017
This is disgraceful. Thank you for everything you do to advocate for vets.
— Jessie Lahr (@JessieLahrr) June 13, 2017
We’re with you, not the orange one. Thanks for your service.
— Morticia Dahling (@GomezReporting) June 13, 2017
Wow. For someone who campaigned on taking care of our vets, this is astounding.
— Pam (@pamlangworthy) June 13, 2017
Unbelievable. The orange buffoon continues to be an embarrassment to our country. Thank you for everything you do.
— Brian (@NJBrianJ) June 13, 2017
A strong leader can handle hearing voices of dissent. He is not strong, nor is he anything close to a leader. He is weak.
— Christy McClellan (@mccmomuv3) June 13, 2017
He is quite the snowflake, isn’t he?
— Eileen Madden (@EvanstonPrint) June 13, 2017
Absolutely despicable. What a sorry excuse for a human, let alone the so-called potus.
— Jan (@Jan29) June 13, 2017
— Col Doug Applegate (@ApplegateCA49) June 13, 2017
But he loves Veterans, to use them as a prop. Signed retired Veteran.
— Veterans_Refuse_BS (@KC_Fan1965) June 13, 2017
This from the person who says “nobody loves vets more than I do”. Sad! @realDonaldTrump
— Kimberly Stirdivant (@PRGalForHire) June 13, 2017
VoteVets is now using the social media drama to fundraise:
VoteVets is now fundraising off of Trump blocking them on Twitter pic.twitter.com/aiP98rQiWV
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) June 13, 2017