If you're going to be the President of the United States, one would think that you need a thick skin and the ability to take criticism.
Apparently Donald Trump didn't get the memo, maybe because it wasn't in the form of a tweet, which seems to be his preferred method of communication. And it turns out that not only does he have a happy trigger finger when it comes to firing off tweets, but he also has a happy trigger finger when it comes to blocking people on Twitter.
The most recent high-profile instance is that of author Stephen King.
“Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself.”
A little bit dramatic, but you really wouldn’t expect anything less from the author.
He's made it clear that he's not a fan of Trump in more ways than one, so I'm actually kind of surprised that it took this long for Trump to take notice.
“I wish anyone other than Donald Trump — left, right, or center — were taking the Oath of Office tomorrow. My preference would be Barack Obama.”
In response to the block, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling — who has also been vocal about her dislike of Trump — quickly stepped in and offered to relay Trump's tweets to King.
Oh, to be a fly on that DM wall. Can you imagine the conversations that these two could have?
But while it’s funny and everyone is joking about it, what’s not quite as humorous is the fact that Trump has been blocking people left and right — everyone from celebrities like King and Jimmy Kimmel to ordinary citizens and a veterans advocacy group.
Basically anyone who disagrees with him.
Users blocked by Trump can't see what he tweets, or even look at previous tweets.
What it boils down to is that for these people, they’re completely shut off from his preferred method of communicating with the masses.
And it clearly doesn't take much to set him off.
This has been going on since before he even took office…