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.
The Commander in Chief can block @VoteVets, the voice of 500k military veterans and families, but we will NOT be si… https://t.co/YM8sEAo6Mg— VoteVets (Text VOTEVETS to 88424) (@VoteVets (Text VOTEVETS to 88424)) 1497355805.0
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.
@aamandaaa_h @AynRandPaulRyan @BrandonTXNeely @dallastefi @votevets He's such a delicate little dandy, isn't he?— Sir Dr. Rev. Lord Humungus, PhD, Esq, MD, DDS. (@Sir Dr. Rev. Lord Humungus, PhD, Esq, MD, DDS.) 1497362953.0
@votevets @SarahKSilverman Wow. Even by @realDonaldTrump standards this is erratic and nonsensical.— Doug Martin (@Doug Martin) 1497360895.0
@votevets Trump is a freaking coward.— Ohio LT.D (@Ohio LT.D) 1497358280.0
@votevets @RoguePOTUSStaff Wow. For someone who campaigned on taking care of our vets, this is astounding.— Pam ‘fully masked’! (@Pam ‘fully masked’!) 1497360555.0
@votevets A strong leader can handle hearing voices of dissent. He is not strong, nor is he anything close to a leader. He is weak.— CM (@CM) 1497362793.0
@votevets @behindyourback He is quite the snowflake, isn't he?— maddene (@maddene) 1497356895.0
@votevets Absolutely despicable. What a sorry excuse for a human, let alone the so-called potus.— Jan 🇪🇺🏴 (@Jan 🇪🇺🏴) 1497356849.0
POTUS can block @votevets but can't silence them or the candidates they send to Capitol Hill!#TuesdayThoughts… https://t.co/a8UQbsT43h— Col Doug Applegate (@Col Doug Applegate) 1497367785.0
@votevets But he loves Veterans, to use them as a prop. Signed retired Veteran.— BLOCK-CHAIN (@BLOCK-CHAIN) 1497367835.0
@votevets This from the person who says "nobody loves vets more than I do". Sad! @realDonaldTrump— Kimberly Stirdivant (@Kimberly Stirdivant) 1497362297.0
VoteVets is now using the social media drama to fundraise:
VoteVets is now fundraising off of Trump blocking them on Twitter https://t.co/aiP98rQiWV— Jennifer Bendery (@Jennifer Bendery) 1497367448.0