CNN contributor Brian Fallon, who served as Hillary Clinton’s campaign spokesman, wants President Donald Trump to be kicked off Twitter over the president’s tweet about having a “Nuclear Button” that “works.”
“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the ‘Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times,'” Trump tweeted Tuesday. “Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”
Fallon told Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s founder and CEO, it was time to boot the leader of the free world from the micro-blogging site.
Hey @jack. It’s time to kick Trump off this website.
— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) January 3, 2018
The push to ban Trump from Twitter comes from Color of Change, the liberal activist group co-founded by another CNN contributor and former advisor to President Barack Obama, Van Jones. The group started a petition to to pressure Twitter to remove the President and grow the group’s email contact list.
How long will @Twitter CEO, @jack let Donald Trump get away with abusive and dangerous behavior that the average user would be banned for–like threatening nuclear war? #KickTrumpOffTwitterhttps://t.co/EHbzixpxZWpic.twitter.com/755TgvsyGh
— ColorOfChange.org (@ColorOfChange) January 3, 2018
Vox editor-at-large Ezra Klein joined the growing chorus from the left.
Does “increasing the risk of nuclear war” violate the Twitter terms of service?
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) January 3, 2018
Not everyone was quick to silence the President, however. Actor Randy Quaid took a different approach to Trump’s tweet. Cousin Eddie from the National Lampoon Vacation movies did a dramatic reading of the President’s tweet to a strobe light.
My Button Works! pic.twitter.com/mYqqqTNW8J
— Randy Quaid (@RandyRRQuaid) January 3, 2018
Watch dramatic footage of a North Korean defector: