President Trump has blocked a veterans advocacy group’s Twitter page because they’ve been critical of his moves while in office.
“The Commander in Chief can block @VoteVets, the voice of 500k military veterans and families, but we will NOT be silenced,” VoteVets.org wrote on Twitter, while also attaching a screenshot that proves that Trump is such a snowflake that he can’t take criticism from those in the armed forces.
— VoteVets (@votevets) June 13, 2017
What’s crazy is it looks like they’re not the only veterans he’s blocking.
Looks like he is blocking all veterans. Blocked me as well pic.twitter.com/m4HqyXIAsV
— Brandon Neely (@BrandonTXNeely) June 13, 2017
Instead of listening to those who lay their lives down for the sake of our country, he’d rather plug his ears and pretend that veterans don’t exist.
Why is he targeting these veterans? Some think it’s because these accounts are verified by Twitter, so their critical responses will automatically be more visible, since their tweets go to the top of the responses.
The ad that VoteVets ran earlier this year was critical of his administration’s ties with Russia.
On their Facebook page they wrote a stunning statement to Trump:
In a stunning new ad, retired Rear Admiral Michael Smith says we’re putting President Trump on notice –we’re demanding the truth on his Russia ties.
Just to make sure Trump sees it, we’re airing it on his favorite shows: Morning Joe and FOX and Friends.
Call your Representative and Senators, and tell them to support an Independent Investigatory Commission to get the truth. And please spread this ad around!
From The Hill:
The group has in the past criticized the president over his budget proposal, Republican attempts to repeal and replace ObamaCare and the president’s executive order temporarily barring individuals from certain predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States.
In one television advertisement aired during MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in early February, VoteVets spoke directly to Trump, telling him to start acting like “a legitimate president.”
“Look, you lost the popular vote … You’re having trouble drawing a crowd … And your approval rating keeps sinking …” a veteran of the war in Afghanistan says in the ad.
“But kicking thousands of my fellow veterans off their health insurance by killing the Affordable Care Act, and banning Muslims won’t help … And that’s not the America I sacrificed for … . You want to be a legitimate president, sir? Then act like one.”
The responses on Twitter were deafening:
At what point does this become a legal problem, since the WH has confirmed that these are official tweets? Or nah?
— That Girl ???? (@dallastefi) June 13, 2017
.@knightcolumbia is handling our complaint against the president for blocking us. They asked anyone who has been blocked to contact them.
— Holly O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) June 13, 2017
According to what I’ve read, the president’s tweets are now part of the public record, so he’s NOT allowed to block or delete in his accts.
— Auntie Stacey (@Auntie_Stacey) June 13, 2017
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) June 13, 2017
No other Pres would ever behave this way toward our veterans. I am so sorry, dear veterans. So very sorry.
— Alexandra Rosas (@GDRPempress) June 13, 2017
H/T: The Hill