"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.
How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017
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."
3. What the President tweets has real and significant impact on the business of governance, world affairs and national security.— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) March 4, 2017
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."
8. Today's outburst is broadcasting to foreign leaders his continuing impulsiveness, recklessness, delusion & ignorance about gov't.— Beau Willimon (@BeauWillimon) March 4, 2017
WENN contributed to this report.
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