Lawsuits against the President aren’t what they used to be.
While every administration faces lawsuits from others in power looking to score some political points, Trump’s administration must have just set the record for the most ridiculous lawsuit filed to date. We all know that the president is active on Twitter, and he’s attracted a large following of critics there who exploit Twitter’s algorithm to draw attention to themselves.
Verified users see their responses to Trump displayed at the top of the chain of tweets, thus helping them draw in followers from disenfranchised liberals.
Tired of those benefiting from his coattails, President Trump began blocking a number of these users (and of course, there’s a hilarious parody of how they probably reacted to that).
And, in response, the “verified vultures” are actually filing lawsuits…because they got blocked by Donald Trump on Twitter.
Holly O’Reilly was the first to actually file a lawsuit. Watch below — and yes, they actually sent Trump a cease and desist asking Trump to unblock this chick:
Ironically, this comes as a House bill has been introduced regarding Trump’s Twitter feed.
According to Heavy.com:
You knew it was only a matter of time before “covfefe” starred in a House bill. The infamous word President Donald Trump made up during a late night tweet is now in the title of a new bill introduced by Representative Mike Quiqley, a Democrat from Illinois. This morning, he unveiled his “Covfefe Act,” which will expand the Presidential Records Act to include social media.
Trump tweeted “Despite the constant negative press covfefe” in the early morning hours of May 31. The tweet stayed up for hours, causing a social media firestorm, before it was finally deleted.
While there was a lighthearted aspect to the situation, Quigley believes that the situation highlights how Trump frequently deletes messages on Twitter that should be archived. In a statement issued today, Quigley says that the Presidential Records Act does not specify if all tweets should be archived, although the National Archives said in 2014 that social media should be recorded for historical purposes.
The goal of the bill is “To amend section 2201 of title 44, United States Code, to require the preservation of presidential social media accounts, and for other purposes,” it reads.
“In order to maintain public trust in government, elected officials must answer for what they do and say; this includes 140-character tweets,” Quigley, the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Transparency Caucus, said in a statement.
That aside — it still remains legal to block people on Twitter.