It's no secret that Donald Trump doesn't exactly have the most diplomatic approach when it comes to Twitter. The president-elect has established a bad reputation on the social media site for his late-night Twitter rants, offensive (opens in new tab) and inflammatory statements and generally outrageous behavior. (There's a reason his aides took control of his account (opens in new tab) in the final week before the election…) And despite his promises to tone down (opens in new tab) the Twitter tirades once he was elected, Trump continues to stir up controversy with every 140 characters.
It's also no secret that Donald Trump doesn't take kindly to criticism, which he receives in abundance on Twitter due to the aforementioned nature of his posts. His solution? Block them all.
It appears the future leader of our nation found some time recently to block people (opens in new tab) who criticize or disagree with him. A number of Twitter users, realizing they had been restricted from viewing his account, began sharing screenshots of Trump's inaccessible profile.
Many have found humor in the situation, making jokes or even boasting about their new blocked status.
HAHA!!! I'VE BEEN BLOCKED BY TRUMP!!! I'VE BEEN BLOCKED BY TRUMP!!!! HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!November 19, 2016
Well, I've finally made it. @realDonaldTrump blocked me on Twitter. I'm not one to brag, but this feels good. pic.twitter.com/OLzedT4R8EAugust 28, 2015
vaguely incoherent, uncoordinated rambles... pic.twitter.com/sJqOdW0fMmNovember 29, 2016
https://twitter.com/antoniodelotero/status/673346123201822721 (opens in new tab)
https://twitter.com/ELLENRgtbabe/status/804837185002340356 (opens in new tab)
https://twitter.com/Dtrainis1/status/796136004671258624 (opens in new tab)
https://twitter.com/parlourphone/status/796715765894443012 (opens in new tab)
While others were less flippant, seeing it as an unsettling, if not alarming, action for the future president to take.
I've been joking all this time about being blocked by Trump but now I just realized I really am blocked by the next President... pic.twitter.com/r9ltg1ag34November 9, 2016
I have been BLOCKED by Donald Trump. Propaganda as a Fascist tool starts with controling the narrative. @realDonaldTrump allows no dissent.November 22, 2016
@realDonaldTrump blocked meWhy? Congratulations Sir. ....in the voice of @HillaryClinton We pray you be a better president pic.twitter.com/JMz3X9zS5ANovember 10, 2016
Do we really want a President who can't handle criticism to the point he blocked a cat on Twitter? #Trump2016 pic.twitter.com/frJMXFfaQHJune 16, 2015
We're still waiting for that "very presidential" behavior Donald Trump promised...
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