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Tue Jul 9, 2019, 06:29 PM

Trump Handed Big Loss As Court Rules He Violated Constitution By Blocking Twitter Critics

BY JASON EASLEY

Trump Handed Big Loss As Court Rules He Violated Constitution By Blocking Twitter Critics

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/09/trump-twitter-court.html

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A Big Loss For Trump’s Claim That He Is “Expressing Opinions” On Twitter

Trump has created the blanket excuse that he is allowed to do whatever he wants on Twitter, because he is “expressing his opinions,” and he has a right to free speech. This ruling blows a hole in that dubious claim, by reaffirming that the President Of The United States is not a private citizen, and is held to a different standard of rules, regulations, and constitutional behavior. Donald Trump’s Twitter account is not the same as that of a private citizen. The fact that Trump uses the account to official announcements shatters his imaginary line between public and private.

The ruling is also the biggest of the social media age for determining how public officials can use their accounts.

Trump can’t block people on Twitter because he is not a private citizen, and the impact of that ruling could touch everything from Trump’s hiding of his tax returns to the violations of recordkeeping laws.

It might seem small, but this is a big loss for Donald Trump.


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