Kamala Harris Pens Letter to Twitter CEO Demanding Trump Be Removed From the Platform

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While some 2020 candidates undoubtedly see President Donald Trump‘s chaotic Twitter page as an asset for their campaign, Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is working to shut it down.

For the past several days, Harris has been hounding Twitter and questioning whether Trump should be allowed to stay on the platform, given the user rules most Americans must abide by in order to maintain their account access.

Harris retweeted one of the president’s tweets whereby Trump suggested the attempted impeachment by House Democrats is a “coup.” She also mentioned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in a tweet and said, “Time to do something about this.”

On Tuesday, she took it one step further and sent a letter to Dorsey and his team, demanding that the president be removed from the platform for rules violations.

She noted that the Twitter user agreement requires that users not “engage in the targeted harassment of someone, or incite other people to do so,” as well as the rule that users may not “harass, intimidate, or silence” other users.

Harris alleged that Trump was participating in the targeted harassment and attempted silencing of the unnamed whistleblower who kickstarted Trump’s impeachment drama by drawing attention to his phone calls with Ukrainian leadership.

She highlighted the following two tweets as evidence:

She also claimed that Trump’s criticisms of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) qualify as targeted harassment. Additionally, she claimed Trump was inciting violence by tweeting a quote that warned impeachment could cause a civil war, another breach of Twitter’s policies.

Harris noted that radicals, like Alex Jones, have been barred from the platform for breaking similar rules and suggested that Dorsey do the same to Trump.

“No user, regardless of their job, wealth, or stature should be exempt from abiding by Twitter’s user agreement, not even the President of the United States,” wrote Harris.

Not everyone appreciated Harris’s attempt to get the president removed from Twitter.

For now, it doesn’t appear as though Twitter has any plans to remove the president from their platform.

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Phyllis Softa
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I don’t see how Twitter can block the POTUS—AFTER he leaves office is another story. Trump’s tweets are part of his presidential record. They are going to need a separate library just for displaying his tweeter feed.

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