NASHUA, NH (CBS) – Jordan Thompson is now part of the club, a growing list of people blocked by President Trump on Twitter.
He says it all began when he responded to a tweet on the president’s personal @realDonaldTrump account about Memorial Day.
Thompson asked why the president had not paid respects to the victims of a horrific stabbing on a train in Portland, Oregon. A bit later, he found out that the president had blocked him.
“There was the shock and there was the kind of like, ‘Wow, the President of the United States took time out of his day to block someone on Twitter,'” Thompson said. “An 18-year-old who I mean, I didn’t think my tweet was like rude. I didn’t think it was disrespectful.”
Lawyers have sent the president a letter arguing that @realDonaldTrump account is a public forum and blocking people violates free speech.