9 People #BlockedByTrump on Twitter, From Chrissy Teigen to Stephen King (Photos)
The president has been increasingly busy curating who, and who cannot see him on his favorite social media platform
Ashley Eady | July 25, 2017 @ 1:32 PM
Last Updated: July 30, 2017 @ 12:57 PM
While Donald Trump likes to dole out criticism on Twitter, he certainly doesn't like to receive it. And lately, he's even blocking people for doing it. Here is the (growing) list of noteworthy people who have been #BlockedByTrump on his favorite social media platform.
Stephen King The horror novelist and frequent Trump critic alerted fans in June 2017 that he had beed blocked by POTUS. Fortunately, King won't have to miss out: "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling offered to DM Trump tweets directly to him.
"Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika BrzezinskiPresident Trump didn't explicitly block Scarborough and Brzezinski, but he did unfollow them. The "Morning Joe" duo are politically conservative, but emerged as vocal Trump critics in late 2016.
VoteVetsTrump blocked the progressive veterans advocacy group after it harshly criticized his Muslim travel ban and his potential links with Russia. But VoteVets was unfazed, later tweeting, "The Commander in Chief can block @VoteVets, the voice of 500k military veterans and families, but we will NOT be silenced."
Holly O'ReillyThe musician/activist was probably #BlockedByTrump after tweeting a photo of him and an all-black-clad Melania with the caption, "Dress for the job you want. #widow," or calling him a "bloody idiot." O'Reilly claims Trump violated her constitutional rights by blocking her, and after it happened, told Time, "It's like FDR took my radio away."
John NivenThe "Kill Your Friends" author is a #BlockedByTrump O.G; Trump blocked him sometime around November 9, 2016. Niven turned a screenshot of the block notification into a badge of honor, tweeting "I'm blocked on Twitter by the President of the United States. Strange days."
Jimmy SmagulaThis actor was #BlockedByTrump, but not by first daughter Ivanka, a fact he used to his advantage after she tweeted a widely-mocked tribute to "my LGBT friends" at the start of Pride Month. "TELL YOUR A****** FATHER AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT" he said on June 2.