President Donald Trump’s campaign manager threatened to boycott Twitter unless the social media company reversed a suspension for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign account.
The Team Mitch account was locked after tweeting out video of protesters gathered outside McConnell’s home, where some of the demonstrators can be heard wishing physical harm would fall upon the Kentucky Republican — and Twitter determined the comments violated the platform’s terms of service.
Brad Parscale, who’s managing Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, pledged the president’s campaign would not “spend another dime” advertising on Twitter until the Team Mitch account was unlocked.
“We stand with Sen. McConnell & won’t spend another dime with @Twitter until they unfreeze his account. Locked it after he showed video of threats against him,” Parscale tweeted. “Twitter is cool with Hamas or Louis Farrakhan, but not Senate Majority Leader. Terrible bias!”
We stand with Sen. McConnell & won’t spend another dime with @Twitter until they unfreeze his account. Locked it after he showed video of threats against him.
Twitter is cool with Hamas or Louis Farrakhan, but not Senate Majority Leader.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) August 9, 2019
Other Twitter users, however, were delighted by the prospect of seeing less Trump content online.
Good. Who wants to see Trump ads anyway?
— Voting for a true Democrat for 2020 *Primary* (@scribunda) August 9, 2019
Spend a dime or Rubles?
— Mr. D (@atxed1) August 9, 2019
I'll hold the door for you if you promise to leave.
— This fuckin' guy again? (@NotThisAsshole1) August 9, 2019
Interesting that you picked out specifically non-white examples. Wonder why?!?
— Patrick Petrelli (@PatrickPetrell1) August 9, 2019
— Victoria Woodhull (@Well1la) August 9, 2019
Cool. Stay gone, Steampunk Toolbox.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 9, 2019
I'm sitting here trying really hard to miss him.
Just not happening.
— @bkgut3 Queenoftwits #thuglife (@bkgut3) August 9, 2019
That's just fine with ummmmmmm………everyone. Close The Donald's account while you're at it.
— Michael Petty (@5MilesHigher) August 9, 2019
They should have locked McConnell's account after the headstone photo of @AmyMcGrathKY
Twitter doesn't want to see your ads. Most of us block them.
— Jennifer Scully #SOSAmerica2019 🆘 (@jenniferscully1) August 9, 2019
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 9, 2019
So, you're using Twitter to announce you're not using Twitter…
— kevindotcar (@kevindotcar) August 9, 2019
Nobody's begging you to stay here either.
— Mr. F (@RUMINT79) August 9, 2019
You can delete your account too. Everyone fine with that.
— Leslie (@PolsenLpolsen) August 9, 2019
— Frobisher (@DogRiley) August 9, 2019
Isn’t gab the chosen site of Neo-Nazis & white supremacists?
— *you're (@RKJ65) August 9, 2019
Oh that’s a shame pic.twitter.com/6yRjzzmXc0
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 9, 2019