The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals declared today that it’s unconstitutional for Donald Trump to block critics on Twitter. Now, victims of his wrath are demanding their First Amendment right to return to the presidential sideshow.
Not surprisingly, it seems that journalists, educators, and other unsavory “fake news” types are the most frequent subjects of Trump’s Twitter panic.
Writer Touré and Yale economics professor Howard Forman both say they deserve a payout for their trouble.
BREAKING: President Trump has been violating the Constitution by blocking Twitter users who criticize or mock him, a federal appeals court ruled.
I am one of those Trump has blocked.
I will be expecting my check in the mail. That’s what happens when you win a case, right?
— Touré (@Toure) July 9, 2019
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) July 9, 2019
Meanwhile, I Want to Be Your Muslim Friend podcast host Dean Obeidallah is just psyched at the prospect of regaining access to Trump’s rambling feed, welcoming the news with a rousing “GAME ON!!”
GAME ON!! Trump can NOT block his critics on Twitter, federal appeals court rules https://t.co/puQb95GbKG
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) July 9, 2019
But author Molly Jong-Fast, popular anti-Trump Twitter force Tara Dublin, and TV producer Kim Sherrell all doubt that the president will obey the court and release them from social media purgatory.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 9, 2019
— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) July 9, 2019
Wish I could see what you’re talking about, but Mr. Trump loves America so much he ignores the constitution!
— 🏝 Kim (@kim) July 3, 2019
Perhaps the most damning of today’s tweets comes from VoteVets, which says, “If someone could remind @realDonaldTrump that he’s still got VoteVets—the voice of over 600K veterans, military families and supporters—blocked, we’d appreciate it.”
— VoteVets (@votevets) July 9, 2019
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