Donald Trump Was Forced To Unblock Twitter Critics. Now They’re Getting Sweet Revenge.


President Donald Trump apparently spent part of Tuesday evening unblocking users after blocking  a number of people for criticizing him or even just cracking jokes at his expense, including celebrities such as model Chrissy Teigen and author Stephen King.


However, in May, U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said Trump’s blocks were unconstitutional as his Twitter feed was a public forum which “has been used in the course of the appointment of officers (including cabinet secretaries), the removal of officers and the conduct of foreign policy.”

Buchwald advised Trump to use Twitter’s “mute” function instead and asked the president and White House social media director Dan Scavino to unblock the users. So Trump unblocked the seven plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by the Knight First Amendment Institute, but not the others he had previously blocked.

Knight is now asking others who have been Trump-blocked to get in touch.

Comedy writer Bess Kalb took a moment to savor the victory:

Jules Suzdaltsev was blocked in May 2017 after urging Trump to spend more time with his son. Like Kalb, Suzdaltsev first basked in the moment:

Then, he hit Trump with a block of his own:

A few others also celebrated:

Not everyone has been unblocked. It appears the action was limited to just some of the people on the Knight list. Others reported that they remain blocked, including longtime Trump nemesis Rosie O’Donnell.


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