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Beau Willimon arrives at the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon asked Twitter to delete Trump's Twitter account


"House of Cards" creator Beau Willimon asked Twitter executives to delete President Donald Trump's account, saying his presence poses a "national security threat."

Willimon's request comes just days after Trump accused Barack Obama of "wire-tapping" his office at Trump Tower in New York before the 2016 election. He also likened the alleged "wire-tapping" to Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal without offering any evidence to back those claims.

Willimon made the request after Trump posted his latest set of unsubstantiated allegations.

"Today's tantrum is just the latest example of why @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS must be removed from @Twitter," Willimon tweeted Saturday. "Only one person on @Twitter is President of the United States. That comes with a supreme and unique responsibility, unlike any other user."

Willimon went further, saying Twitter executives have an important responsibility to protect the world because the social media platform connects people across the globe. 

"In fact, with your worldwide reach and impact on the media, you have a duty to steer clear of accounts facilitating national security threats. Twitter is amazing. It connects the world. That comes with its own responsibility: to do your part in protecting that world."

WENN contributed to this report.

'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon asked Twitter to delete Trump's Twitter account

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