Kamala Harris Urges Twitter to Ban President Trump

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Kamala Harris Urges Twitter to Ban President Trump
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Kamala Harris Urges Twitter to Ban President Trump
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Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is encouraging Twitter to suspend President Trump from the platform. Earlier this week, Harris reached out directly to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in an attempt to sway his opinion. As of yet, Twitter has declined to suspend the president’s account.

“The president’s tweets and his behaviors about this are just further evidence of the fact that he uses his power in a way that is designed to beat people down instead of lift people up,” Harris told CNN. “Frankly, when you look at what he’s been tweeting today directed at the whistleblower, directed at so many people, you know, I, frankly, think that based on this and all we’ve seen him do before, including attacking members of Congress, that he, frankly, should be — his Twitter account should be suspended.”

“I think there is plenty of now evidence to suggest that he is irresponsible with his words in a way that could result in harm to other people and so the privilege of using those words in that way should probably be taken away from him,” Harris said. “If he’s not going to exercise self-restraint, then, perhaps, there should be other mechanisms in place to make sure that his words do not, in fact, harm anyone.”

Some political insiders have accused Harris of pursuing the matter simply to gain publicity. Unquestionably, the senator’s comments have helped her campaign attract quite a few headlines. According to the Real Clear Politics average, Harris is currently polling at a distant fifth place. Her polling numbers are significantly below frontrunners Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders.

Harris says she’s pursuing Trump’s removal from the platform due to his comments regarding the recent whistleblower story. The president has repeatedly attacked the whistleblower and his Democratic opponents amid the fallout from the controversy.

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