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Talk to the tiny hand: Trump blocks pro-LGBTQ veterans group on Twitter

The thin-skinned POTUS himself, Donald Trump, has Twitter-blocked Vote Vets, a group comprised of progressive, pro-LGBTQ veterans.

Vote Vets shared this via Twitter: “The Commander in Chief can block @VoteVets, the voice of 500k military veterans and families, but we will NOT be silenced.”

The group has been vocal in its opposition of various aspects of the president’s platform, from the proposed budget, to repealing ObamaCare, and even the floundering U.S. travel ban on people from predominantly Muslim nations.

In an ad that appeared during MSNBC’s Morning Joe earlier this year, VoteVets addressed Trump directly, demanding he begin acting like “a legitimate president.”

“Look, you lost the popular vote … You’re having trouble drawing a crowd … And your approval rating keeps sinking …” a veteran of the war in Afghanistan says in the TV spot.

“But kicking thousands of my fellow veterans off their health insurance by killing the Affordable Care Act, and banning Muslims won’t help … And that’s not the America I sacrificed for … . You want to be a legitimate president, sir? Then act like one.”

The group has also voiced support for the LGBTQ community over the years, including those who serve or have served in the U.S. Armed Forces

Now it looks like Trump has opted to try and silence the voice of dissent.

Another vet shared a similar story:

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14 Comments

  • 1EqualityUSA

    The NYT gave me an interesting new word this week, “nostalgie de la boue.” This newspaper is an education.

    Grand Wizard is nostalgic for mud. Mud isn’t much for a base. Towers topple, names sullied. At least he’ll feel adored, for a time. Wouldn’t it be an odd physical property if the heads of bigots grew to a point over time? A spun gold hairdo would not cover such a beacon. Osteogenesis brought about by a socially-genetically determined innate, ingrained belief system. What if one’s views stimulated bone growth on the skull? It must be the spirit that comes to a point. I’m betting it’s the spirit that takes such a shape. Subjecting one’s spirit to hatefulness is bound to distort. Pointed hats came to be; Legions of them.

  • KaiserVonScheiss

    Blocking someone on twitter is not silencing them. I don’t agree with his decision because I think it’s counter productive, but it isn’t silencing them. They can still tweet whatever they want, only Trump can’t see it.

    • DCguy

      No, he is also blocking them from seeing his tweets, which are statements from the President of the United States. That’s a no no.

    • Brian S

      You are right, KaiserVonScheiss. They can tweet all they want AND, contrary to what DCguy says, they can read all his tweets if they aren’t logged in from the blocked account. But really, who cares? The news reports his every tweet. Are they missing something? Are we surprised that the President has a thin skin? So much outrage over so very little.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      Brian S, Minimizing us does us no favors. “So much outrage over so very little.” The message is clear. Trump is not our friend. He’s desperate to cling onto power and will toss us into the abyss to do it.

  • money718

    If they actually believe Trump blocked them, they are delusional.

  • Mo Bro

    They’re whining because POTUS is sick of hearing their whining.
    Let that sink in for a moment.

  • DCguy

    Funny the same anti-lgbt, pro-Russia, anti-American troll (Mo Bro and so far 2 of his other screenames) Are attacking a veterans group and calling them whiners.

    How interesting, remember back when he and his other screenames would use any excuse to say that Trump was going to be the BEST president for lgbts? And of COURSE attack “The Left” with vague commentary about them not being supportive of vets?

    So lets see, now that Trump is in office, those anti-lgbt trolls are now attacking veterans groups. Way to stay inconsistent guys.

    Oh, and also, thank you for making it so obvious as to how quickly you will say the opposite thing from what you previously said when it refers to the anti-American GOP politicians you support at any cost.

    • Mo Bro

      I suspect you’re a trans, because you’ve steadily transitioned from being merely annoying in your many paranoias to borderline personality disorder that has you seeing/hearing/imagining things that aren’t there.
      (or, now that I think about it, I believe that’s a condition called “liberalism”)

    • 1EqualityUSA

      The buzz on the hive is painting liberals as less than. It’s not working. It makes the bigots stand out more.

    • DCguy

      Mo Bro stated:
      “I suspect you’re a trans, because you’ve steadily transitioned from being merely annoying in your many paranoias to borderline personality disorder that has you seeing/hearing/imagining things that aren’t there.
      (or, now that I think about it, I believe that’s a condition called “liberalism”)”

      ———————————————–

      So in other words, I took down your anti-lgbt pro-Trump trolling piece by piece, you didn’t have anything to say, so you…..the guy who whines and cries about Liberals being big meanies if they disagree with you responded by trying to insult me by making anti-trans comments.

      Thank you for making yourself so obvious. I mean, I knew that you weren’t intelligent enough to veer from the right wing memo talking points given to you trolls, but now you also backed up my pointing out that you are also anti-lgbt.

      I guess Trump being self destructive and damaging himself with his own words is now fashionable for his anti-lgbt trolls. Thanks for playing!

    • Mo Bro

      Dear DCguy:
      I don’t play with with children, so you’re just going to have to find someone your own age to play with. Perhaps try employing your babysitter?
      Love,
      Mo Bro

    • 1EqualityUSA

      slipping in it

  • trusgold

    imagine that he said he would be a good friend to the gays

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