Twitter Hides Official White House Tweet Calling for Killings of Protesters, Too - 2020-05-29
The White House taunted Twitter on Friday by reposting Donald Trump's tweet calling for the outright extrajudicial slaughter of Americans protesting police brutality in Minneapolis, which the social media site on Friday hid behind a label for "glorifying violence." Twitter has now responded by doing exactly the same thing to the White House account.
In the early hours of Friday morning, Trump tweeted that he "can't stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis," adding that "Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right.....". Trump added in a subsequent tweet that he wouldn't tolerate "THUGS," that Minnesota Governor Tim Walz had been informed "the Military is with him all the way," and that "Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!"
In other words, a fairly straightforward call—verging on an order—for elements of the U.S. military (presumably the National Guard) to enter Minneapolis and open fire, which if acted on would constitute an atrocity. Twitter recently broke with its years-long habit of making continual excuses as to why it had not taken action on Trump's obviously terms of service-breaking tweets, slapping a fact check module on one where the president baselessly asserted Democrats were plotting to steal the 2020 elections via mail-in voter fraud. On Friday, it hid Trump's original tweet with the message: