Snowflake-in-Chief Trump has unleashed a blizzard of blocks on Twitter, hiding his page from those who disagree with or criticize him.
He recently blocked a veterans group of over 500,000 servicemen and women. Stephen King is officially the latest person left out in the digital cold. With his typical wit, King tweeted his response to the presidential block:
Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) June 13, 2017
Sarcasm aside, it is disturbing that the president would so petty as to block a popular novelist on social media. King has been a vocal critic of Trump on Twitter, and the infantile president is incapable of weathering any kind of feedback that isn’t unadulterated, sycophantic praise.
There is also another troubling element to it, in that Twitter has quickly become Trump’s preferred means of communicating with the American public. Blocking American citizens’ access to his tweets is at best unpresidential, at worst unconstitutional.
Trump’s supporters bash the left for being sensitive and needing safe-spaces, but their big bad boss can’t even handle a few unkind tweets. Hypocrites and cowards, all of them.
Robert Haffey is a writer, filmmaker, and winner of the ScreenCraft Writing Fellowship. He is a graduate of Drexel University.