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Beau Willimon wants Twitter to delete Donald Trump’s account

Los Angeles – Donald Trump’s relentless use of Twitter doesn’t sit well with scores of people in the political circles as well as those from the entertainment industry as well.

Joining the list of people who want have huge objections over Trump’s ‘tantrums’ on Twitter is “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon who has urged Twitter to delete Donald Trump’s account. In support for his request Willimon has even shared a 16-point argument.

Trump, in a series of tweets, accused his predecessor Barack Obama of “wire tapping” his office in New York just before the 2016 presidential elections and likened the alleged surveillance of his communications to the “Watergate” scandal.

To this particular instance, Willimon, wrote on Twitter: “Today’s tantrum is just the latest example of why @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS must be removed from @Twitter.”

Willimon added that with Presidency of the United States brings with it “a supreme and unique responsibility unlike any other user” and Trump’s tweets have a “real and significant impact on the business of governance, world affairs and national security.”

Willion said that Trump has continued to make misleading claims all the while attacking the judiciary and has threatened sovereign states, the press and public. He said that the outbursts about the alleged wiretapping by Obama “is broadcasting to foreign leaders his continuing impulsiveness, recklessness, delusion and ignorance about government”, adding, “that makes Trump’s tweets a national security threat. It emboldens our enemies to take advantage of his flagrant shortcomings.”

The House of Cards creator also said that if people argue that removing his account is “violation of free speech” then consider how “the White House has retaliated against the press by selectively locking them out, called them ‘the enemy of the people’ and ignored hard questions.”

“But with his behavior on this service, Trump makes the argument for himself being a liability to the people,” Willimon continued.

“The President is free to say whatever he wants, and has many of ways of doing so, but no private company owes him an outlet. While you cannot prevent the President from saying reckless things elsewhere, Twitter is not obligated to facilitate that here.”

Addressing Twitter, he concluded, “In fact, with your worldwide reach and impact on the media, you have a duty to steer clear of accounts facilitating national security threats. Twitter is amazing. It connects the world. That comes with its own responsibility: to do your part in protecting that world.”

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