Donald Trump blocked Stephen King, Vote Vets & other critics on Twitter

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Stephen King is doing the lord’s work on Twitter. He’s one of those bitingly savage tweeters commenting on all things about and around Emperor Baby Fists. Like many of Donald Trump’s harshest critics, King often tags Trump in his tweets, sending tweets directly to @realDonaldTrump. Well, someone – who?? – went on a rampage yesterday and blocked a bunch of people from viewing Trump’s tweets. The only reason I don’t believe it was Emperor Bigly himself is that I kind of doubt Trump knows how to block or mute people? Maybe I’m not giving him enough credit – it was surely done with Trump’s thin-skinned, petty knowledge. So Stephen King tweeted about it:

Hilariously, King’s friend JK Rowling had his back:

It wasn’t just Stephen King though – Bigly also blocked @VoteVets.

According to HuffPo, Trump’s Twitter also blocked “Jordan Uhl, an organizer known for quickly responding to Trump’s tweets with what can best be described as trollish behavior [and] Brandon Neely, a former Guantanamo Bay guard who’s been a Trump critic.” There’s actually a huge problem with this, because the American people – all of them – are entitled to read Trump’s tweets. So there’s a lawsuit or something. We’ll see.

In case anyone else got blocked by Bigly, you can always read his tweets here, @RealPressSecBot, which formulates Trump’s tweets into press releases.

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  1. Alex says:

    Let’s gear up for yet another class action lawsuit yall. So fun.
    Also remember when trump was supposedly for veterans? And now they are going to get hard by these cuts. Wish I could’ve seen that coming.

    • susanne says:

      Do you have some links to what veterans could lose? Thanks!

      • Alex says:

        Can’t link now but just off the top of my head the healthcare bill alone would be devastating and I believe there were talks about cutting funding for services that the VA uses. I’ll have to find an article

    • Erinn says:

      Well of course! Veterans aren’t making him money – what do they matter to The Don.

      It actually angers me so much. My grandfather was a WW2 vet who spent a good deal of time fighting with Veterans Affairs in Canada… not just for himself – but for everyone. He was very much a “strongly worded letter” kind of guy – and his were always amazing to read and got his point across eloquently- something that a ‘man’ like Cheetoh wouldn’t understand.

    • Esmom says:

      Exactly, I remember being infuriated during the campaign whenever someone said “Trump is for veterans.” I don’t know how anyone could possibly ever believe that was true.

      • Shirleygail says:

        Hey, I thought Justin Trudeau was going to be helpful to vets. I believed him when he said we need to honour and protect our veterans for their sacrifices. I’m feeling betrayed here in Canada about how our vets are not being treated with respect.

  2. SusanneToo says:

    I’m surprised I haven’t been blocked yet, given what I say to him. Gonna have to up my game.

    • Gina says:

      Hahaha … that was my 1st thought too. Gotta put more vitriol into my troll. The awful thing is, that this, as a country, is what we have been reduced to; Trolling Trump. (I’m still not able to address him as President) Can anyone here imagine doing or saying any of these things to President Obama or a member of his family. How far we have been made to fall :’-(

    • lightpurple says:

      Most, if not all, of the blocked accounts have been verified accounts.

    • Kitten says:

      I’m smiling just thinking about what kind of sh*t you’re tweeting 45, SusanneToo ;)

    • Esmom says:

      Ha. I was excited to see that one of the good trolls was back yesterday after a few weeks’ absence. I had actually been worried about him. Are people just temporarily banned?

  3. doofus says:

    the same court that ruled against his latest version of the travel ban also ruled that his tweets are official WH/Presidential statements, and that his Twitter feed is the official voice of the Prez, so…

    …yeah, that’s an issue if he blocks people. the lawsuit now has a previous court ruling to back it up.

    *points and laughs like Nelson Muntz*

    • pinchofme says:

      Isn’t that only if he uses the official POTUS account?
      I would think that he could follow/block whoever he wants with his personal account.

      I am in no way trying to defend him (just making that clear :) ) but I just think there is anything you can do about it…

      • swak says:

        He very rarely uses his official POTUS account. The tweets the court used to block his Muslim ban are from his personal account. And Spicer has said that what he says on that account should be taken as Trump’s word on all things (or something to that effect). From NBCnews: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that Trump’s tweets should be taken as official statements

      • doofus says:

        from what I understand, no, not just the POTUS account but anything from the “DonaldJTrump” account, too.

        there’s an article on Slate (and other sites) about it. not sure about a link to Slate so maybe just go to their site and search.

    • Rachel says:

      Spicer stated in a press briefing that Trump’s personal tweets are “official statements from the White House.” So they don’t even need the prior court ruling. They shot themselves in the foot on that one.

      • Beth says:

        I laughed when Spicer said that all Trumps tweets were “official statements”.Trumps team had been scrambling around telling people tweets were just social media not meant to be taken seriously.
        They themselves in both feet

  4. Lindy says:

    And now I’m imagining a dinner party with Rowling and King as guests, and how utterly delightful that would be. (I met King once, and baked cheddar Vidalia onion scones for him and he was every bit as funny and smart and fascinating as I’d imagined).

    I don’t even know what to say about Bigly anymore. I just… dystopian nightmare won’t stop.

    • Esmom says:

      Wow, how cool that you met him. My son and I always talk about how he needs to donate his remarkable brain to science. That is if the scientists don’t all flee to France, sob.

    • bluhare says:

      the hell with Trump . . . those scones sound delicious!!

    • AryaStark says:

      Stephen is my number 1 dream dinner party guest. He’s just so funny and witty and smart. Also so so jealous of you getting to meet him. And those scones sound delicious :)

  5. grabbyhands says:

    I wonder how the orange faithful are going to spin him blocking a vet’s group, when you know, they’re such PATRIOTS and they love vets SO much. But they will somehow.

    And it is because they don’t love vets per se, they love all the dick swinging and posturing and bullying that comes with creating a bloated military force.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes to all your points, grabbyhands. UGH.

    • SusanneToo says:

      Vets are valued only if they toe the right wing line. Remember how Vietnam Vet hero Max Cleland(who lost limbs) was defeated by draft dodger Saxby Chambliss. Remember how Vietnam Vets Gore and Kerry(both of whom volunteered for service)were savaged by draft dodgers Bush, Cheney and their underlings. If you’re a liberal vet you can eat dirt as far as right wingers are concerned.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      That last line is all the truth, grabbyhands. And notice how it’s always being done by people who would crap themselves if they were anywhere near a real war zone. Despicable hypocrites, all of them.

  6. Down and Out says:

    Now that the federal courts have affirmed that Trump’s tweets are official communications (per Spicer), I would think that those who have been blocked have a pretty strong case against Baby Fists.

  7. minx says:

    Trump is such a delicate snowflake, can’t have his feelings hurt.

  8. Kitten says:

    I feel like an old person here but what does it mean to get blocked on Twitter? Does that mean that you can NEVER see Trump’s tweets, even in a search engine? If so, that is completely f*cked up. I would love another lawsuit thrown at him…DO IT.

    On a superficial note, Stephen King is less that two years younger than Trump and looks a billion times better. I might be biased because I love the guy but I think he’s aging really well, especially given all that he has been through.

    • SusanneToo says:

      Not bragging, but I’m two years older and look a billion times better. It’s not hard to do. I know 80 year olds who look better than trump. It’s his evil insides clawing their way out.

      • Kitten says:

        I believe it, just based on the vitality and pugnaciousness of your comments here. I picture you as a put-together, smartly dressed woman with good hair lol.

      • Escaped Convent says:

        Trump is hideous and terrifying-looking because we are seeing his soul. Or the black hole that occupies the space where a soul would be.

    • burnsie says:

      I think it just means you can’t view his tweets if you’re signed into twitter in your (blocked) account. But I think you can still see them if you sign out and use a search engine

      Anyone know differently?

      • Kitten says:

        If so, that’s a bit different I think. It’s still messed up that this effin toddler is blocking anyone though.

      • Erica_V says:

        That’s correct. If you sign out of your twitter account you can then see the tweets of someone you were blocked by. But you can only send tweets if you’re logged in and if you’re blocked then you can’t send them tweets or @ them.

    • dodgy says:

      Yeah, it means that you can’t see Trump’s tweets at all, and if you decide to write a message to him, you’re unable to do so because you’ve been blocked by them.

    • Radley says:

      His aesthetics don’t exactly help. I mean orange with white bags under his eyes. The hair that defies description. He’s a mess.

      I won’t even get into how sloppy he looks, even in a suit. Blech…

    • Beth says:

      I don’t have a Twitter account, but I can still read his tweets. I just type “todays Trump tweets “

  9. Nanny to the Rescue says:

    Sometimes, Trump just makes me smile. It’s from an unlikely mixture of disbelief and not being surprised at all at the same time. And since blocking people on Twitter hurts noone, this one is just funny.

  10. Scottiegal says:

    President Obama blocked people, also. It’s not just Trump. I’m not defending him.

    • Kitten says:

      Difference is that Obama’s Twitter account wasn’t considered “official White House statements”. In fact, Obama’s Twitter wasn’t actually Obama himself tweeting, but his staff members.

      The American public has every right to know what the POTUS (you know, the guy we hired?) is saying in an official, professional capacity. If Trump doesn’t want to use MSM or any news outlet besides Breitbart and Fox News to get his message out, then he has an obligation to make whatever public (emphasis on PUBLIC) forum he chooses accessible to EVERY American citizen without exception.

    • swak says:

      But what were the reasons for Obama blocking people? Seems like Trump blocks those who don’t share his opinion. I can see if the people he is blocking are tweeting threats or abusive tweets but I don’t think Stephen King or the Vets organization is doing that type of thing.

      • hogtowngooner says:

        Yes, to me that’s the key difference. Blocking bots or an insane person uttering death threats to any POTUS is absolutely grounds for blocking. But I would be astonished to hear Stephen King or an official veterans’ advocacy group were doing anything of the sort. For the Commander in Chief of the US military to block a veterans group is 87 kinds of terrible.

  11. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    Stephen King should be proud, he finally arrived! ;-)

  12. lowercaselois says:

    It is no Bigly deal, Stephen King should open another twitter account. Matter of fact he should open a few and drive Trump crazy.

  13. Radley says:

    How dumb and petty are Trump and his staff?? A blocking spree is behavior worthy of an angry 14 year old. Did anyone consider the optics? When will he start behaving like a President and not the most obnoxious tween in America?? The man is an embarrassment on an hourly basis.

  14. Beth says:

    Just another way Trump shows what a thin-skinned,childish brat he is.
    Waaaahh! Those meanies don’t like me!! I’m not gonna let them see my stupid tweets! Gimme 3 scoops of ice cream today with my taco bowl, Melania! Boo hoo

    • Chrissy says:

      OT but I’ve started calling the Orange Toddler, Donnie Two Scoops lately and now will have to call him Donnie Three Scoops instead. Thanks.

  15. Radley says:

    In other news, looks like we have another incident of domestic terror involving a high powered weapon and Republican Congressmen.

    When can we seriously talk gun control AND about how the low level of political discourse is further de-stabilizing already unstable people? Which brings up another conversation we need to have: the sorry state of mental health care in America. After all that, let’s talk angry white male syndrome.

    I am so tired.

    • Kitten says:

      BUT WHAT ABOUT ISIS AND ISLAMIC TERRORISM?!?!?!?!?!?!?

      So tired of the Muslim Boogeyman under these people’s beds when we have VERY REAL AND VERY SOLVABLE problems that are far more impactful to the safety of American citizens.

    • SusanneToo says:

      Shooter is a Bernie supporter re his FB page.

      • Kitten says:

        A Bernie-supporter, Trump AND HRC-hater and a white male.

      • SusanneToo says:

        Can hardly wait for trump’s totally graceless, purely partisan and typically trump tweets.

      • Kitten says:

        @SusanneToo-He’s already tweeted about it, almost immediately.

        “Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, a true friend and patriot, was badly injured but will fully recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with him.”

        The Rethuglican trolls are having a field day with this.

      • SusanneToo says:

        Spelling, punctuation and grammar all correct, which means the Illiterate-in-Chief did not type that. You can always tell.

    • cindy says:

      “I am so tired”. Me too.

      I hate guns. I am so sick and tired of mentally ill/angry/hostile/red neck/lparanoid/living in mom’s basement/etc etc shooting people so they can feel better. I get so much crap when I say I wish no one had them but apparently this view is not American. The men who end up with guns are often not to be trusted with sharp objects, let alone deadly weapons. God bless america i guess.

      • anon says:

        this one’s on your side.. Do you still call Bernie Supporters rednecks or do your rednecks called something politically correct?

    • Chrissy says:

      Don’t you know that domestic terrorists don’t exist in America? (rolls eyes). The Repugs will somehow link the shooter to either Muslims, Latinos or Democrats… just wait.

  16. Snowflake says:

    I read on yahoo yesterday that a Democrat senator is proposing a bill that potus tweets be preserved as part of the presidential record. The abbreviation for the name of the bill spells covfefe. Lol

  17. Lisa says:

    I’d like to block The Donald from my life.

  18. The New Classic says:

    I’m 31 but I’ll admit it, I’ve got a major crush on Stephen King. I love watching interviews with him and reading his tweets. 😍

    • AryaStark says:

      Yay! Im not alone. I thought I was weird for kind of crushing on him as he’s old enough to be my grandfather but his brain is just so attractive. Plus when he came out as a feminist in January I was so happy.

  19. Shannon says:

    OMG he is so stupid it’s epic. As a real state agent myself, I frequently wonder how he even got his RE license, let alone a college degree. His lawyers should seriously just duct tape his mouth shut and confiscate his phone.