‘House of Cards’ Creator Calls for Twitter to Ban President Trump

Beau Willimon says the president’s tweets are a “national security threat”

“House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon is asking Twitter to remove Donald Trump’s accounts following his latest “tantrum.”

“Today’s tantrum is just the latest example of why @realDonaldTrump & @POTUS must be removed from @Twitter. Here’s my full argument…,” Willimon tweeted Saturday before going on a 16-tweet rant.

He went on to explain that “what the President tweets has real and significant impact on the business of governance, world affairs and national security” — but that Trump has “consistently made misleading claims, attacked the judiciary and threatened sovereign states, the press & the public.”

Willimon added that Trump has violated various Twitter rules by posting violent threats, harassment and “hateful conduct.”

“Today’s outburst is broadcasting to foreign leaders his continuing impulsiveness, recklessness, delusion & ignorance about gov’t,” read one tweet. “That makes ‘s tweets a national security threat. It emboldens our enemies to take advantage of his flagrant shortcomings.”

Willimon concluded his Twitter spree saying that while we can’t stop the president from tweeting “reckless things,” Twitter should not be giving him a platform to do so.

Willimon has been outspoken ab0out Trump in the past. In January, he told TheWrap’s Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman and Anna Palmer, co-author of Politico’s Playbook daily newsletter: “We have always moved forward, slowly, with difficulty, with pain, with death. And we have had times where we have moved backwards. We saw it in Reconstruction. We saw it in the Jim Crow era after the 13th Amendment was passed. There are times we moved backward. But we always end up in the long term moving forward, improving, involving, and perfecting our democracy. We’ve moved backward right now… but in the long story that is America we will overcome that, we will move beyond that, and our country will be a better place.”

Read his entire spree below.