The White House Is Now Using Its Official Twitter Account to Go After Democrats Who Want to Abolish ICE
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Since President Donald Trump took office, people acclimated to having the head of the United States government lash out and call people sometimes racist names and making thinly veiled threats on social media via his official Twitter account.
Pocahontas just stated that the Democrats, lead by the legendary Crooked Hillary Clinton, rigged the Primaries! Lets go FBI & Justice Dept.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1509710129.0
Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of… https://t.co/iZvAew0qOB— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1529946677.0
But now, a building is getting in on the act.
The official White House Twitter account is an extension of the president. As each president's term has ended, the tweets from their tenure are archived and the official White House Twitter account becomes the sole purview of the current administration.
And now with the Trump administration in charge, in an unprecedented move, the White House is openly attacking members of congress. The official government Twitter account's first targets?
.@SenKamalaHarris, why are you supporting the animals of MS-13? You must not know what ICE really does. Here is a l… https://t.co/WsOUxdLUNs— The White House (@The White House) 1530563581.0
.@SenWarren, why are you supporting criminals moving weapons, drugs, and victims across our nation’s borders? You m… https://t.co/DH07nlIHVc— The White House (@The White House) 1530560042.0
Democratic Senators Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts were accused of supporting criminal activity by the White House. Both women attended Families Belong Together marches over the weekend.
Senator Warren belongs to a growing list of legislators calling for the abolishing of ICE, while Senator Harris calls for strict reforms on the agency's current practices.
The official White House account has always been a place for the current administration to toot their own horn. At this time in 2015, the President Barack Obama White House account was posting about Girl Scouts camping on the White House lawn.
Camp White House. http://t.co/MfXGu91k9C #FindYourPark http://t.co/VwyVaEZx8m— White House Archived (@White House Archived) 1435720264.0
Announcing diplomatic relations reopening with Cuba.
"Today, I can announce that the United States has agreed to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba" —@POTUS— White House Archived (@White House Archived) 1435763389.0
And boasting about the improvements to the economy.
RT to spread the word: Our businesses added 223,000 jobs last month → http://t.co/C2gNfO8ZNz #JobsReport http://t.co/VPmR2Rv2Rf— White House Archived (@White House Archived) 1435856772.0
The current iteration of the White House account does that as well, retweeting posts from the First Lady about her activities.
Yesterday, I visited @CBParizona facilities & a nonprofit social service shelter of @hhsgov in #Arizona. Thank you… https://t.co/H3xnaA6f0B— Melania Trump (@Melania Trump) 1530298275.0
And posting some questionable facts about the benefits of the Trump/GOP tax cuts.
Six Months Later: Tax Reform Delivers an Economic Resurgence https://t.co/pkBAlYbaaC— The White House (@The White House) 1530303240.0
However targeting specific members of congress, while accusing them of "supporting the animals of MS-13" and "supporting criminals moving weapons, drugs, and victims across our nation’s borders" is new.
And people are not pleased.
Reactions to the two posts on Twitter range from people answering the question posed to outrage.
@WhiteHouse @SenKamalaHarris Wtf. Really...this is official White House communication? Who let trump on your twitte… https://t.co/AaApKRelSC— Miranda (@Miranda) 1530564407.0
@WhiteHouse @SenKamalaHarris @realDonaldTrump why are you still caging children. White House - ask the right quest… https://t.co/ybd9KQd9f2— Chris (Don’t just Boo...vote!) (@Chris (Don’t just Boo...vote!)) 1530563656.0
@WhiteHouse @SenWarren Why does @WhiteHouse sound so petty and unprofessional?— TFJ (@TFJ) 1530560086.0
@WhiteHouse @SenWarren Here's what ICE does: they put toddlers in cages. They separate families from their kids. A… https://t.co/jPtXkmWQ07— lawhawk (@lawhawk) 1530560120.0
@WhiteHouse @SenWarren Senator warren voted for comprehensive immigration reform in June 2013 with 46 billion in bo… https://t.co/kyExlHAdnv— IllinoisNewDemocratRicoP (@IllinoisNewDemocratRicoP) 1530561343.0
@WhiteHouse @SenKamalaHarris F*** all the way off with this abuse of federal Twitter accounts.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1530565112.0
@lauferlaw @HoarseWisperer @WhiteHouse @SenKamalaHarris Stephen Miller's ghastly smirk comes to mind.— TreasonWeaselhunter (@TreasonWeaselhunter) 1530565472.0
@WhiteHouse @SenWarren Wow. This is completely false and furthermore unprofessional of the White House to put this… https://t.co/F75JvBFBwB— Rebecca Rynecki (@Rebecca Rynecki) 1530560207.0
As well as some time spent answering questions for Trump supporters.
@KevNichols35 @thefamilyjoule @WhiteHouse @SenWarren Because it is disingenuous to state @SenWarren supports traffi… https://t.co/MIVN3HqfvV— Om (@Om) 1530560655.0
And in another first for the Trump administration, an official government Twitter account might find themselves suspended for violating community standards.