Should President Trump have access to his personal twitter account while in office?

Just a few weeks ago, North Korea claimed that President Trump had declared war on Twitter. Although the tweet does not legally stand as a declaration of war, the situation led many to wonder how much control President Trump should have over his Twitter feed.

Since the campaign trail, Trump’s Twitter account has been a point of controversy for many Americans. Although Trump is not the first president to utilize Twitter, his online presence has become the driving force of much of the news cycle. Trump can often be seen contradicting White House official statements and displaying his “true” feelings on issues via Twitter. While some believe that Trump’s Twitter feed gives him a transparency that is not normally available to presidents, many see Trump’s Twitter use as a danger to the United States.

Those who encourage Trump to utilize Twitter to its fullest potential believe that frequent and honest social media use by the president is a good thing for an open democracy. As President Trump himself has noted, Twitter allows him to communicate his side of every story—something many Americans like. Ultimately, Trump’s Twitter feed allows him to openly communicate with Americans without other government officials “getting in the way.”

Those who view Trump’s Twitter usage as a problem believe that too much unfiltered tweeting is leading to conflict within the country and causing the media to place too much of a focus on the president’s tweets. Additionally, Trump’s credibility among United States citizens and people around the world is jeopardized when he tweets unsubstantiated claims and false information. Many Americans believe Trump’s personal Twitter use is a national security risk and they point to the North Korea tweets as an example.

What do you think? Should President Trump have access to his personal Twitter account while in office?

Current Standings:
Yes: 57%
No: 43%
  • Dylan from North Carolina

    I believe he has the right as a US citizen to have his freedom of speech and that he has the right to have his own social media account. To allow someone else to own his twitter account is taking away his rights as an American. I also do find it comforting to have a president who will speak his mind and not just beat around the bush and give us some ideology he himself doesn’t believe in or is the popular thing to believe in, he just speaks his mind and I think that is great. Secondly the North Korean War never actually ended, a peace treaty was never signed to end the war there was only a cease fire that was called, so to be technical the war with North Korea has never ended. Also a tweet can never be considered as an act of war because it is not a formal document and the president can not just declare war that is something only congress is allowed to do. If North Korea gets offended by a tweet and declares that an act of war then we need to understand they want to go to war with us, they are testing missiles over the Pacific Ocean trying to threaten us and through his tweets Trump is telling them we’re not going to take it anymore, and as Americans we should agree with him because he is defending Americans and showing we will not take this anymore. The honest truth is it is Trumps right to have his account and be able to say what he wants as long as it follows the constitution.

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    • Benjamin from Pennsylvania

      Even though did vote yes, I believe people are making a common mistake in what they are saying here about limiting Trump’s free speech. Everyone has to understand that this is not limiting Trump’s free speech at all, this is just one of the outlets he uses to exercise that speech. Taking away his account doens’t prevent him from acting immature it just takes away one of his outlets. He can still go and say these things in other places. What’s important is that he acts like the president he should be. When he does that Twitter can be used as a great asset. You said, “I also do find it comforting to have a president who will speak his mind and not just beat around the bush and give us some ideology he himself doesn’t believe in or is the popular thing to believe in, he just speaks his mind and I think that is great.” Agreed, as long as he doesn’t start calling people obscene names.

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      Even though did vote yes, I believe people are making a common mistake in what they are saying here about limiting Trump’s free speech. Everyone has t…

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  • Sean from North Carolina

    President Donald Trump may use his Twitter account quite unpredictably and irresponsibly depending on who you ask, but it has not “started a war with North Korea.” North Korea has hated our country even before Kim Jung Un came to power. Kim is also obviously a power driven maniac and murderer who is just now barely grasping the capability of nuclear weapons and wants to go against the country who invented the term “nuclear weapons.” Donald Trump in my opinion should lessen his Twitter usage in my opinion, but he should not be banned from using it. Constitutionally, he has the freedom of speech and may use that freedom even if it makes him look like an idiot. Trump’s Twitter has had its ups and downs, but there are plenty of Americans who post even more idiotic and unintelligent comments on social media.

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  • Luke from Ohio

    While I do believe he may have done damage to his agenda with twitter over the course of his presidency and others believe that it provides greater transparency, neither idea matters. The president is a citizen and has a right to free speech like everyone else. If we decide to limit free speech based on results that we don’t like, it will lead to greater infractions of free speech later. As long as he is not violating any existing laws on things related to national security or cyber-bullying the government has no ability to restrict his speech. Twitter, as a corporation, can remove him from the platform, but the government can not. So while it may not be beneficial to the president to continue with his tweeting, his free speech can not be restricted by the government in matters not directly related to national security, such as cia operatives’ whereabouts.

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  • Jasmine from Arizona

    He may be tweeting irresponsibly however, everyone has the right to their own social media. What one does with it is their choice. How it affects him as a president is also his doing. We all make our own choices. He is definitely old enough to make a choice of his own. No one wakes up thinking “I’m going to be stupid today”. Everyone has a reason and thought behind every action. Therefore, I believe he has a right to his own twitter just as we do to our own social media.

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    • gabrielle from Montana

      i agree with what you say because ever since we were little we have been taught right from wrong which some of the stuff he does and says is wrong but what we think is wrong to us may be right to him.It all depends on your perspective and how you were raised ,yes some of the stuff he says is dumb but that shouldn’t stop him from being able to have his own form of social media and twitter account. Everyone is entitled to there own opinion even if it is dumb and what they said may be unnecessary

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      i agree with what you say because ever since we were little we have been taught right from wrong which some of the stuff he does and says is wrong but…

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    • Ruby from New York

      You’re right in saying that “no one wakes up thinking ‘I’m going to be stupid today,'” and Trump is no exception–it’s only that most every action he does is, as you call it, “stupid.” While this is an incredibly unfortunate trait for the leader of our country to have, it also affects every single person in the US, not just him. There might be a nuclear war because of his thoughtless comments, and in that case his “choices” are, in fact, not his own–they are the “choices” of every person who voted for him.

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    • Jala from Pennsylvania

      Everyone has the right to their own social media but when appointed such an important and influential position, such as POTUS, one must speak and act in a professional way. One must speak for the nation as a whole and not as an individual with their own opinions and thoughts. When put in a position of power, one can not move irresponsibly because something as small as a tweet, can send a nation into war. Recent news has clearly shown how quickly a tweet can turn into something much more detrimental.

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    • Jacqueline from Texas

      Though I agree that we all have the right to have our own personal social media, Mr.Trump is also supposed to be an authority figure and a good role model. By slandering athletes and minorities, he is doing the exact opposite thus prompting riots and strifes between the nation. Though he should have his own social media, he also isn’t your average citizen, he is the President of the United States and every small action has a consequence.

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    • Shalea from North Carolina

      No. I believe that the world is already destroyed by Americans and Protestors. Twitter should not be our concern right now, considering we have bigots who want to riot. They believe that they are changing something by going out and protesting and stirring the pot. Although President Trump tweets his opinion, I believe that it is acceptable because he is OUR President, and there are more concerns right now, rather than citizens getting butt hurt about the things he has tor report about on twitter. I understand that many citizens do not like him, but it is time to start respecting him. There are much worse things that have happened in the past year that Americans should be more disappointed and concerned about.

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  • Lydia from Wisconsin

    I believe that Donald (president) Trump should have the right to access his Twitter account while he is serving as the US president. Although I don’t agree with many of his tweets, he still does have the right to a freedom of speech, like any other American. HOWEVER… Donald Trump, along with any government official, should NOT be allowed to post certain private information about the government because it may put American citizens in danger if another country sees it and has powerful knowledge over our government. Donald Trump should have and be allowed to use a personal account, but not post things that could be used as a threat to our government. If serious information about our government needs to be said, it should not be said over a social media account. He has a right to the freedom of speech like everyone else, even if his opinions are offensive to others. That is the risk of social media.

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  • Matthew from Florida

    Removing a method of speaking is an infringement on free speech. The president has the right to free speech just like everyone else. Therefore nobody can legally remove the president’s access to twitter.

    “Should Donald Trump use Twitter” is another question altogether. I would say yes, he should. Trump uses Twitter as a way to speak directly to the citizens of the United States and bypass the media that for the most part is hostile to him. He uses Twitter how FDR used radio and his fireside chats. As for the specific case of North Korea, Kim Jong Un is trying to appear threatening, dangerous, and unhinged to the US to try and make us give him humanitarian aid so he can divert more resources into military might and eventual territorial expansion. I wouldn’t take him too seriously. The only reason Pyongyang isn’t already a smoldering crater in the ground is North Korea’s ability to cause harm to allies in the area like South Korea and Japan.

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    Removing a method of speaking is an infringement on free speech. The president has the right to free speech just like everyone else. Therefore nobody…

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  • Amaris from Pennsylvania

    I think that he should be allowed to have access to his Twitter while in office. In previous years the President of the United States freedom of speech was not taken away from them.

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  • Emma from Arizona

    Of course. It’s his right as an American citizen. Not only is it his right, but I also believe it’s a great way to inform people of what’s going on quickly. Plus, the citizens can give feedback. And finally, it’s beneficial since his tweets are in his own words. They can’t be skewed or twisted by the media.

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  • Alena from Tennessee

    I believe Donald Trump should be able to use his personal Twitter account. Allowing him to do so, allows him to get information out to the youth of today; who would otherwise be in the dark on current events. He is our President and yet our media sources have decided to come against and take out of context, many of the things that he has said. Using his Twitter account allows us to know his exact thoughts without the tampering of the media.

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  • Jack from Michigan

    This may actually be the fault of the people. We have the right to vote, people! Why don’t we elect a president that has the wisdom not to say this type of thing on social media? Twitter can be an excellent way to communicate as a country… but this is not the most efficient way of using social media.

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    This may actually be the fault of the people. We have the right to vote, people! Why don’t we elect a president that has the wisdom not to say this ty…

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  • Cheyenne from North Carolina

    Taking away his personal twitter would be violating his first amendment. As a U.S. citizen President Trump is allowed this right just like every other U.S. citizen. His personal account is his account and has nothing to do with being in office. Some of what he says can be reflected on his character, however that does not mean his personal twitter account should be taken away.

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  • Abigail from Ohio

    Even though I do not agree with most of what Donald Trump Believes, I do not think his freedom of speech should be taken away. It is our write as an American do freedom of speech as well as many others, to take that right away from one of the most powerful/ influential government official would show that our rights do not actually matter and our sense of democracy will lower in the general populous.

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  • Benjamin from Pennsylvania

    I think he should, just as long as he’s not insulting someone or calling them obscene names. I think it is an unlikely door to the American people, which is a good thing. It is a powerful tool which can be used for good or evil, therefore it should be used wisely, so Trump doesn’t damage his reputation.

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    I think he should, just as long as he’s not insulting someone or calling them obscene names. I think it is an unlikely door to the American people, wh…

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  • Jackson from Michigan

    I believe that Trump has the right to access his Twitter account because it’s a great way for him to speak to the citizens of the united states. One good idea is for him to have someone reasoning what he is saying because he can be very vocal about things. Another reason that he should be able to is because it’s his account, and he is responsible for what he writes. Why should someone not have access to their OWN account?

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    I believe that Trump has the right to access his Twitter account because it’s a great way for him to speak to the citizens of the united states. One g…

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  • Aaron from Washington

    Everyone in the United States should have the right to own and post on any social media site they desire as long as the liberty of said individual does not infringe on other’s liberties or threaten individuals and their liberties. This said, even the President should have control of a social media account he/she has created.

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  • Andy from Washington

    I do believe that the President should have access to his own twitter account. Despite the unpopular tweets that our president, he has his rights to the first amendment, the freedom of speech.

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  • Keyli from Indiana

    He still should be able to say whatever he wants on his twitter account. Its his first amendment right to be able to. Not everything has to be so formal all of the time. He just says the things that a lot of us are thinking. A lot of people don’t like what he has to say but what he says is true people just don’t like the truth

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    He still should be able to say whatever he wants on his twitter account. Its his first amendment right to be able to. Not everything has to be so form…

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  • James from Maryland

    As a Citizen of the united states, no matter what is position, he has the freedom to use social media as he pleases

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  • Thomas from Massachusetts

    Use of social media and free use of the internet is important in protecting the right to free speech in the United States. While he does hold the highest office, the President is a citizen as well, and should be given that right.

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  • Conan from California

    Trump may be rude on Twitter, knowing after all the bad and offensive things he has said, it is still his account so it wouldn’t be right to have his account being controlled by others.

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  • christopher from Nevada

    I think that though he did make an immature mistake, it was not technically a declaration of war. Should he be questioned about his whereabout on the situation and why he said what he said? yes he very well should, but he should not have this own social life or social media account taken from him

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  • Azaria from Ohio

    I believe that Trump should have his Twitter account. Yes, he uses it quite irresponsibly, not realizing that the words he says carry power. But on that same note, as president, his words aren’t allowed to declare war. That’s the House of Representatives job. His twitter page is a way for America to see how their president interacts with them and other representatives/ countries.

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  • Nicholas from Indiana

    I feel that any president has the right to have access to any form of social media. It allows them to more easily keep citizens informed on what is going on in the country. Does this mean that they should be able to say whatever they want? Well while it is their own personal twitter account they do have a level of responsibility as the most powerful person in the world to check themselves before posting. If a tweet could get a commoner in trouble then the president should not be able to post it either. So the president should be allowed to access his twitter but maybe with a little bit of a check on what he is saying before he posts it.

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  • April from Arkansas

    I vote yes for President Trump being able to have access to his personal Twitter account. Just because someone is of a high position, does not mean their rights to privacy and free speech should be taken away. If anything, the ability to see tweets from President Trump’s own mind will give us better insight as to what the life of Donald Trump is really like. The media and personal workers of the president should not be held responsible for making sure everything goes perfectly. President Trump is human and we should embrace if he makes a mistake or says something rather ignorant. How else can we truly know our leader without him expressing himself freely and honestly. A mediator behind the scenes of Twitter can put anything out there professionally, but what really counts is when President Trump tweets something from his own mind and heart.

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  • Levi from Indiana

    As a US citizen, President Trump is allowed his use of Social Media. Although I do not believe it is an affective way of addressing the American public, he still should have the right to use it. And again, he may be very irresponsible in his use of it, but if he wants to use it, nothing can stop him. Now, if the question were, should twitter be official documentation of presidential affairs, I would say no in a heartbeat.

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  • Ben from Tennessee

    The first Amendment guarantees the freedom of speech. Social media is an extension of speech and therefore that right. President Trump reserves the same right as any citizen or president before him, to have and use any form of social media he desires. In some ways his use of Twitter can be a beneficial way for him to interact with the public. He can easily express his opinions as president directly to the people, without going through a biased news or media outlet.

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    The first Amendment guarantees the freedom of speech. Social media is an extension of speech and therefore that right. President Trump reserves the sa…

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  • Omar from Pennsylvania

    As an American President he gave up his personal life so as to run a country. Whether or not he is a good president has nothing to do with this. It is his sacrifice. He gave up most of his personal life so we as people (U.S Citizens) should be considerate an allow him to keep what is left-over of his life. HIs opinions and views have affected many others before becoming president because he was a Businessman. When becoming a President his “Number of Followers” increased. He has always had a peer role on others and being President makes no difference. There has been an argument about Trump blocking citizens and how it does not follow an Amendment. This Amendment was created before the use of phones and social media (online). If you are willing to open up your entire life to the public leaving nothing private then go ahead. But Donald J. Trump has a private life and he intends to keep some of it “Private.

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  • Abbey from Colorado

    The issue with claiming that a Twitter account is the route of all hate is 1) not very kind to Americans, which includes us, and 2) is claiming that the president’s words are fighting words. People have the CHOICE of reacting to what someone says, or types, and it is completely up to that person. Barring somebody’s free speech just because we don’t agree with them goes completely against the First Amendment. If we are able to control a prominent figure in our society by telling them what or what they cannot say or where and where they can’t say it, how easy do you think it would be to control everybody else? They could easily tell their citizens, “No. You can’t say that, and you most certainly can’t say that here.” That’s censorship. And even if we stop people from speaking hate, what does the government define as hate? What will they stop us from saying? No definite line on speech can be drawn fairly, but if we try, who knows what we won’t be able to do and say just to stop a minimal group or one person from speaking publicly on a social media site.

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  • Max from Arizona

    Yes I do believe that president Trump should be allowed to use twitter during office or any social media platform for that matter as long as it is relevant to his presidency. Using his social media accounts help keep everyone in the loop and frankly shifts our generations focus from stupid videos to real world problems.

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  • Mady from Virginia

    Donald Trump has the right, as a citizen of the United States, to the freedom of speech. Just because he is a person of authority doesn’t mean he should maintain a faux social media existence in order to avoid irritating anyone. As a matter of fact, because he is the president of our country I think it’s even more important he wrote genuine, authentic posts that actually convey his viewpoints so that we as a people know where he stands on issues. It would be a mistake to allow a committee to write posts for him in order to avoid potential inflammatory or extravagant remarks because that’s not who he isn’t and we all already know that. He’s not a sophisticated, professional politician so let’s stop trying to make him one. And I think it’s pretty obvious that a tweet isn’t a formal declaration of war.

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  • Siegen from Texas

    There’s an important distinction to be made between the questions, “CAN the President tweet?”, and “SHOULD the President tweet?”. One is a question of legal constraints, the other a question of propriety. In both cases, the answer is generally yes.

    >On the question of “CAN”: The President MUST have access to his personal Twitter account on First Amendment grounds. He is an autonomous American citizen and thus must retain his rights to freedom of expression encoded in the First Amendment, even when elected to the highest public office in the country. These rights have been afforded to every President since the inception of the United States, but it just so happens that this particular POTUS is a little more of a Twitterbug than his predecessors (although rumor has it that Andrew Jackson was quite a gossip, and probably would’ve utilized Twitter extensively had he been able to).

    An interesting question that arises is, are there exceptions to this free speech argument? Do matters of state secrets and confidential information still fall under Trump’s First Amendment rights? The answer is still pretty much, “yes”. The State Secrets Privilege, which allows the federal government to withhold or disclose confidential information from court proceedings at will, was encoded into judicial precedent by REYNOLDS v. UNITED STATES in 1958 (not the 1878 case). Furthermore, President Obama’s Executive Order 13526 granted virtually unlimited declassification privileges to the President. Therefore, nothing short of an official declaration of war (only Congress can do that) is off the table for President Trump’s Twitter tirades.

    Thus, the only legal way to restrict President Trump’s Twitter access would be for Congress to pass a bill overruling established Executive and Judicial precedent- which would more than likely require a 2/3 majority to overrule the President’s veto and would be challenged by the courts on First Amendment grounds, so good luck with that- or to impeach Trump on accusation that he attempted to declare war over Twitter. Such a legislation would frankly be ridiculous unless it extended to ALL elected officials (which would be controversial as well, but more consistently arguable on the basis that employees of the state should only represent the office they hold, not themselves). Otherwise, Trump’s good to keep on tweetin’.

    >On the question of “SHOULD”: This one’s a little more tricky. President Trump has certainly angered much of the nation with his often poorly worded and inflammatory messages via Twitter. On the flip side, Trump is also praised by many of his supporters for being able to quickly respond to controversies and to communicate with the nation in a form more digestible than stuffy, long-winded press statements. Essentially, Twitter enables Trump to speak almost instantaneously to the entire nation, without the filter of legions White House officials and the gatekeepers in the news media who may choose to only relay some of the information Trump says in official statements, a practice which can easily result in either more clarity or more confusion. Both scenarios have occurred many times over the past 9 months, and they’ll likely continue.

    Yet, the power for an elected leader to quickly and easily speak to the nation which he leads is an invaluable innovation for a democratic society- especially one as expansive and diverse as the United States- because this power erases the notion that the White House is some far-off “castle in the sky”- unreachable and unfathomable to the average citizen. One could easily argue that Trump should not be the person to hold that power, but that’s not the fault of the technology or the principle. One could also easily argue that Trump should be far more reserved and discerning in what he chooses to tweet (for the sake of his reelect-ability or that of the nation’s international image), but his brevity and bluntness also gains him respect from a sizable of section of the American population. The ability for a President to reach out to individual citizens and interact with them, or crystallize complex policies into something everyone can understand, is certainly a concept worth protecting and exploring.

    >To conclude: Trump probably should choose his words more wisely, but he probably won’t. However, regardless of whether he’s the right man for the job, the President’s use of modern communication technology like Twitter to influence the United States’ political landscape is unquestionably legal, and a step forward for leveling the playing field of political discourse in the 21st century. Vote YES.

    -Siegen Bretzke

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  • Tanner from Utah

    Pres. Trump still has his rights to the first amendments. Which does include freedom of the press and freedom of speech. He can say what ever he wants even though it is unwise to say thing thing that he does about other people because he is in power as a president. We shouldn’t restrict him from his social media but it would be nice if he said less degrading things about people and sensitive topics.

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  • Collin from Minnesota

    Just because he is the sitting president does not mean he loses first amendment rights. To me Donald Trump’s tweets are the modern day equivilant to Radio broadcasts from historical presidents such as FDR.

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  • Abagail from Washington

    When was the last time a president was 100% brutal and to the point, President Trump isn’t the most humble but the best example of someone that intentionally connects himself to the people. He doesn’t tweet to gain peoples favor or they would be worded very much differently, he tweets what he actually believes and feels, I would rather have that than someone sugar coating the facts. Plus, it would either take the constitution or an executive order for his twitter to be banned, I don’t see it aligning with either of those. Yes, he is rude and immature with his social media and often depicts himself as soulless, but its no different than the other accounts like that on twitter? Presidents TYPICALLY show characteristics of a well mannered individual with a sense of vocabulary, but Donald isn’t “typical” and we’ve known that from the begging. Anyways, its much better to have a president we hear from more than just a speech once a month after a tragedy.

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  • chris from Michigan

    I believe he has the right as a US citizen to have his freedom of speech and that he has the right to have his own social media account. To allow someone else to own his twitter account is taking away his rights as an American. I also do find it comforting to have a president who will speak his mind and not just beat around the bush and give us some ideology he himself doesn’t believe in or is the popular thing to believe in, he just speaks his mind and I think that is great. Secondly the North Korean War never actually ended, a peace treaty was never signed to end the war there was only a cease fire that was called, so to be technical the war with North Korea has never ended. Also a tweet can never be considered as an act of war because it is not a formal document and the president can not just declare war that is something only congress is allowed to do. If North Korea gets offended by a tweet and declares that an act of war then we need to understand they want to go to war with us, they are testing missiles over the Pacific Ocean trying to threaten us and through his tweets Trump is telling them we’re not going to take it anymore, and as Americans we should agree with him because he is defending Americans and showing we will not take this anymore. The honest truth is it is Trumps right to have his account and be able to say what he wants as long as it follows the constitution.

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    I believe he has the right as a US citizen to have his freedom of speech and that he has the right to have his own social media account. To allow some…

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  • ZaR'rieha from Michigan

    Yes, I believe he should. Trump is trying to involve himself with the people of the U.S that voted him as our president of the united states. No matter what anybody feels about the current president , everyone needs to realize that even with the title President he is still a fellow American citizen and he is still entitled to his first amendment rights which is freedom of speech. No matter how stupid. It seems like he is held to so much scrutiny that most people forget that for the past 8 years President Obama had his own personal twitter account. And, while the things he said on Twitter weren’t nearly as controversial, he said much more controversial things on live television.

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    Yes, I believe he should. Trump is trying to involve himself with the people of the U.S that voted him as our president of the united states. No matt…

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  • Chris from Florida

    U can’t just stop someone from doing something just because you dont like what he says.

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    • Nate from Massachusetts

      Yes you can! For ex: Cyber Bullying! We should especially watch the president closely because after all his opinion is valued more than ours!

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  • Amaiah from Michigan

    I believe he should be able to use his Twitter. Everybody has the right to freedom of speech, right? Yes, he may not use it responsibly or for what people say he should be using it for but, it’s written in the Constitution, he still has the right just as much as we do. Let’s not forget when Obama was president he had his own Twitter account. No one had a problem with it because we looked at him differently. Even if people didn’t agree with things he said we still respected him. If Obama had one, why can’t Trump?

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    I believe he should be able to use his Twitter. Everybody has the right to freedom of speech, right? Yes, he may not use it responsibly or for what pe…

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  • Christopher from Michigan

    I think that Mr. Trump should not be restricted from his twitter because twitter is not the problem. Twitter is not the problem because if Trump wants to get something out and he doesn’t have twitter he will find a way either though his speeches or another source of media.

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    I think that Mr. Trump should not be restricted from his twitter because twitter is not the problem. Twitter is not the problem because if Trump wants…

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  • Gurman from Michigan

    Liberty is the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by on one’s way of life, behavior, or political views. Trump has a right to say what he wants to say. While I agree it may not always be ideal, it is his right and we can’t take that away. Giving Trump the platform and ability to express his opinions, which may differ from ours, gives us the chance to combat them with our own and potentially, call him out on his blunders. If we take away Trump’s right to free speech, that puts our own free speech up for game. Instead of taking away his platform, strengthen your own and make his insignificant in comparison to yours. If expressing unsavory opinions isn’t allowed, then I’m pretty sure a lot of us would be in hot water, not just Trump. If Trump didn’t have the chance to reveal his true thoughts and feelings, many would continue to put him in a positive light and not have a chance to see how he really is.

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  • Gabby from Michigan

    Yes, two of the fundamental democratic values are liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That being said, the president has the right through liberty. A part of liberty is the right of personal freedom. In turn, this means he is allowed to post on twitter as he wishes. Even though he is a public figure, he still has the basic rights of the American people. The pursuit of happiness plays a role into this situation because the amount he posts on twitter, leads me to believe tweeting makes him happy. Through his tweets he has no caused harm to others so he should be able to keep his twitter while in office.

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  • Zach from Michigan

    “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Those are the words of the First Amendment in the United States Constitution. In the document it states that the government cannot and shall not limit anybody’s free speech. So you want to limit our president’s freedom of speech whether it be on Twitter, the news or any other way of being able to express his opinions, let’s limit your opinions too. Not only would this be unconstitutional, it would also being going against what America has stood for and was one of the reasons that we fought the British tyranny. The argument that he is putting the American public in danger is invalid, the American public would be in danger if he posted on his Twitter or not. He still would be saying what he is Tweeting and his actions as president wouldn’t be any different because we took away his Twitter. His Twitter is an amazing way to stay in contact with the American public and we always know what he is thinking and what he is going to do. So although I personally don’t agree with some of the polices and viewpoints of Trump, I still believe it to be unconstitutional to limit Trump’s speech and therefor he should be able to keep it.

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  • Johnathan from Michigan

    Despite of our differences I feel that president Trump,should be granted his First Amendment which is freedom of speech and,freedom of press in this situation. I say this because we all make stupid decisions on social media but,we still have our rights. Why should he be stripped of his? He is still an American citizen regardless of his choices. Therefore,I strongly say he should have and, be able to express his First Amendment rights.

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    Despite of our differences I feel that president Trump,should be granted his First Amendment which is freedom of speech and,freedom of press in this s…

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  • Ashkahn from Michigan

    I believe everyone should have the right to obtain their own account, Trump has right , he can do whatever he wants by defending himself; if his response is smart or stupid. In one of the events that happened in Paris, Trump’s tweet was critical but made American people wonder if there will be an attack like this in our soil. We basically need to prepare for everything that will threaten us like what happen in Paris.

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    I believe everyone should have the right to obtain their own account, Trump has right , he can do whatever he wants by defending himself; if his respo…

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  • Justin from Michigan

    President Trump should have control of his Twitter feed because every American, President or not, should have the right to free speech as it is in the first amendment. Also, if we are afraid of President Trump tweeting something that is threatening towards either a group of people in the US or to a country that we have conflicts with (North Korea), then we should not have him as the President of the United States, one of the most powerful positions in the world. President Trump should be able to have more self control on Twitter or else there may be extreme consequences, but for now, he should keep control of his account since it is his right.

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  • Ryan from Michigan

    Donald Trump, as a citizen of the United States, has the right to access his personal Twitter account, as iterated throughout the Constitution, specifically through the First Amendment. However, this should come with certain restrictions and moral obligations. Donald Trump should not use Twitter as a means to insult cultural beliefs, express his disapproval of foreign nations, or use it as an outlet of violence. This is not to say that Trump could not do these things in office, but rather he has a moral obligation as not only the president of the United States, but as a citizen as well. In essence, Trump should have control over his personal Twitter account, but this should come with restrictions and moral obligations.

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  • Remington from Michigan

    I believe that President Donald Trump should be allowed full access to his personal Twitter account because he has that right under the First Amendment in the Constitution. By taking his rights away, we would be taking away our rights. We may not like what he has to say, but he does have that right as a U.S. Citizen whether we like what he has to say or not. After all, the First Amendment, the right to free speech, was created for a reason.

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  • Brady from Michigan

    First off, I don’t think that Donald Trump should be using the account the way he does. He uses it as a device to ridicule others instead of communicating with the American people, like other presidents have. He does, however, have the right to control the way he speaks. It is an issue that he keeps utilizing the account immaturely, but no one has the right to take away his Twitter. He needs to be more mature, but we can’t take it away within reason, either.

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    First off, I don’t think that Donald Trump should be using the account the way he does. He uses it as a device to ridicule others instead of communica…

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  • Savanah from Montana

    This question circles back to the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights. Although President Trump is not the greatest impact in our society on social media; he has the right to handle his personal accounts however he chooses. The First Amendment protects his affairs, stating that all citizens are entitled to freedom of speech. President Trump handles his policies; informing America; however it is our job, as citizens, to keep President Trump accountable for his lack of intelligence.

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  • Elijah from Kansas

    Yes, I believe he should. Trump on twitter is like FDR with his fireside chats. He is attempting to interact with the citizens that put him into power. Regardless of how you feel about him, you need to realize that where he is the president he is still a citizen and he is still entitled to his first amendment rights, no matter how stupid. It seems like he is held to so much scrutiny that most people forget that for the past 8 years President Obama had his own personal twitter account. And while the things he said on Twitter weren’t nearly as controversial, he said much more controversial things on live television.

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    Yes, I believe he should. Trump on twitter is like FDR with his fireside chats. He is attempting to interact with the citizens that put him into power…

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  • Courtnee from Montana

    From the first day Trump said he was running for President many people started a riot. They didn’t like his blunt ways and him strongly giving his opinion. I’ll be the first to admit Trump is not the most mature individual when it comes to social media. He makes himself sound arrogant by saying “stupid people.” However it is his freedom to say what he wants the constitution protects him. Just like the constitution protects the football players for kneeling. We may not all agree on what a person under the spotlight should be doing but if the constitution protects them we can’t do anything unless we want to change that document.

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  • Brett from Kansas

    Yes, President Trump should have his twitter account. Because he has the right and he knows what is right or wrong. People are taking this stuff too seriously. Like we should trust our president for what he says and does on twitter or any social media for that factor. You all should trust in our president as he trusted us to put him in office to help our country in need.

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    Yes, President Trump should have his twitter account. Because he has the right and he knows what is right or wrong. People are taking this stuff too s…

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  • Ahmed from North Carolina

    The president should be allowed to express his thoughts and ideas via social media. The first amendment gives all citizens of the United States the right of speech, petition, press, assembly, and religion. We see President Trump exercising his first amendment through speech, and in no way, can he be deprived of this right. The way his messages, or tweets, are perceived depends on the person themselves, and he can’t be accused of declaring war unless a formal statement was issued.

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  • Blake from Kansas

    yes, I believe that president trump should have access to his twitter account. why? you may ask. well because it’s his account and he knows the difference between right and wrong. If Trump knows that something he puts on twitter would get us in trouble then why would he put it on twitter? I feel like some people are taking this kind of stuff too seriously. I mean come on Trump would not get us in trouble on purpose, and if he does put something on Twitter that will get us in trouble. well then he can fix it, he’s the president he knows how to handle it. that is why I believe he should have access to his twitter account.

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  • Abby from Kansas

    I believe that President Trump should be allowed his Twitter account. Constitutionally, it is his right. However, as our President, I believe it would be a poor decision on his part. The idea of seeing the true perspective and personality of our President is nice, but not practical. The truth of the matter is that most Americans are brought up to be respectful and kind, even if that’s not what they’re truly thinking. It’s hypocritical for us to chastise a child for saying something hurtful but celebrate our very President doing the same thing to much more important political figures. Now, if President Trump was using his twitter to provide the public with unbiased facts about what’s going in our government it would be more appropriate. In this case, however, he doesn’t use a respectful or informative tone, rather that of belittlement. In cases such as the tweets about North Korea, that was a situation that could have been catastrophic for our entire nation. It was unprofessional and inappropriate for our President to do tweet something that could have affected our entire nation in a negative way.

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  • jospeh from Kansas

    I believe he has the right to a social media account just because he says something wrong that don’t mean that he needs to be banned from any social media account. My thing is he said nothing wrong
    he just said “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” he just said that if the minister keeps saying stuff to the rocket man were going to do something about it they’ve threaten us with missle threats they need to be scared a little

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    I believe he has the right to a social media account just because he says something wrong that don’t mean that he needs to be banned from any social m…

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  • Byrce from Kansas

    I think he should be able to use his twitter, because all Americans have the right to voice their opinion, and trump can do so completely free without government getting in his way.

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    I think he should be able to use his twitter, because all Americans have the right to voice their opinion, and trump can do so completely free without…

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  • Tanner from Kansas

    I think that he should have a twitter account but we need to give him ground rules. There are some opinions that he tweets about need to be to himself not the world. Who cares what the critics say about him, he needs to keep his opinion to himself. Finally Kaepernick has a right to protest, you can take it away from him

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    I think that he should have a twitter account but we need to give him ground rules. There are some opinions that he tweets about need to be to himsel…

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  • skye from Alabama

    Sure, let trump tweet but we should be able to trust him to use social media responsibly and effectively. He needs to be focused more on what he can do to get his message and his word across and make his point. Social media is always said to be brought up as a problem, we don’t need the president of the united states proving everyone’s point. We need someone who will be responsible with solving major conflicts without using social media to make it effective

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    Sure, let trump tweet but we should be able to trust him to use social media responsibly and effectively. He needs to be focused more on what he can …

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  • Noah from Texas

    For three simple reasons, I believe the president of the United States should be allowed to keep and access his personal Twitter account. First of all, the president of the Untied States of America has the same rights as any other American, including free speech. To force him to take down his Twitter account would be an explicit ignorance and disobedience of the First Amendment to our Constitution. Secondly, taking away President Trump’s Twitter account is not going to stop him from saying what he wishes to say. There is always another way to communicate his thoughts. For example, President Trump has said many things that people deem “unwise” at rallies he holds and even at press conferences. Taking away President Trump’s Twitter account will do virtually nothing to stop him. Thirdly and finally, Presidents use social media to communicate things to the public all of the time. For example, Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the famous “fireside chats” to calm the people of America during the Great Depression. If we take the right to use Twitter (a modern form of communication with the people) away from President Trump, then we are taking that right away from all future Presidents and all politicians that say something “unwise.” This could potentially limit our policy maker’s direct relationship with the people. With the media increasingly becoming more biased (for both sides), it is a must that our Presidents and our lawmakers be able to communicate with the people. And taking that right from President Trump, is taking that right from all of them. I have one more thing to say before I close. President Trump may have the same freedoms as all of the American people, but he is also governed by the same laws. This means, on social media, he cannot just post whatever he wants. A normal American citizen is not allowed to reveal classified information, and neither is the president. So, in conclusion, President Trump, and thus all presidents, should be able to use Twitter, which is just a form of direct communication with the people, to say what he wants to say.

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  • Paige from Kansas

    He should be able to have Twitter because we are a free country. What would we be portraying if we took that away from him? Yes he should be monitored just like everyone else. Social media is never taken away how it’s supposed to be portrayed. Someone is always going to misunderstand what’s being said.

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    He should be able to have Twitter because we are a free country. What would we be portraying if we took that away from him? Yes he should be monitored…

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  • Shane from Florida

    Every once in a while, news comes out of the constant tweets by Donald Trump. A vast majority of these may seem rather absurd, but it comes with his freedom of speech. So yes, President Trump is entitled to his opinions and his comments. Using Social media in-fact is useful, because the popularity of the application allows him to communicate effectively with the citizens of his country and territories. He can talk politically with other nations, but most negotiating with foreign countries is done in person to keep information classified.

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    Every once in a while, news comes out of the constant tweets by Donald Trump. A vast majority of these may seem rather absurd, but it comes with his f…

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  • Dalton from Kansas

    I think that Donald trump should be allowed to do it because that way even if they don’t agree it still gives them the opportunity to listen to what goes on in his mind that alone is the first time average americans can listen in and hear his own opinion on the matter. Not just some guy who is a million miles above everybody else it lets us communicate to him on a personal level and that’s what the president was meant to be somebody we can all relate to.

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    I think that Donald trump should be allowed to do it because that way even if they don’t agree it still gives them the opportunity to listen to what g…

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  • Brooke from Kansas

    I think that it’s good that Trump has his own Twitter. This way we can see what he’s really thinking, whether it be good or bad. The information doesn’t have to go through endless amounts of officials or the press, Trump just gives it to the public directly. I’m not saying that Trump should put every little thing that is on his mind on Twitter because that could get us into trouble. It already has. He should be more thought-conscious about what he decides to display to the public. Overall, we as people set instant access to what a President is thinking – something we’ve never had before. That wouldn’t be possible without Twitter.

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    I think that it’s good that Trump has his own Twitter. This way we can see what he’s really thinking, whether it be good or bad. The information doesn…

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  • Taylor from Kansas

    Yes, Trump should be able to have access to his personal Twitter. Seeing Trump’s tweets and how different he tweets compared to past presidents gives an insight into what he’s really like. Twitter lets us see what our President is thinking about or how he plans on handling certain situations. Although Trump doesn’t always tweet the most useful tweets, that can be fixed with his colleagues discussing with him what is appropriate or not. Even if they started filtering or monitoring his tweets beforehand, it would make it so the people can’t see who he really is. Many people want to know what our presidents are actually like. Once they get a president willing to show us, they aren’t happy about it.

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    Yes, Trump should be able to have access to his personal Twitter. Seeing Trump’s tweets and how different he tweets compared to past presidents gives…

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  • Talia from Kansas

    I believe that since he is in fact a US citizen that he too has the freedom of speech and should be aloud on social media just like anyone else, now that’s not to say I agree with him posting on twitter being a hassle so much that Korea can mistake a declaration of war. I think his tweets should most definitely be monitored and he should be more mature than to talk trash on a social media website, making him look childish to the world and not setting a good example for his country.

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    I believe that since he is in fact a US citizen that he too has the freedom of speech and should be aloud on social media just like anyone else, now t…

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  • Jeremiah from Kansas

    Yes I think Donald Trump should be able to keep his twitter account and should be able to say what ever he wants he has the same rights as everyone else dose. I mean we do have the right to FREE Speech and if Trump wants to bash the NFL or North Korea go a head. The Nfl needs to show respect to this great country and to all the men and women who fought and who are fighting for our country.

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  • Riley from Virginia

    He is allowed, because it is a part to freedom of speech. However, I think that he should try to be more mature in the way he presents himself.

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  • Stefanny from Texas

    President Trump has the constitutional right to freedom of speech, and revoking him access to his Twitter account while in office is unconstitutional and infringes upon his civil liberties. However, I feel that a key of this debate that is commonly overlooked are the limitations to freedom of speech that have been indoctrinated through Supreme Court cases. There are 9 basic categories of speech that are not protected under the 1st amendment, three of which being 1.) incitement of violence, 2.) Fighting words, 3.) True threats. President Trump has violated these three categories, which would make it rational to have his tweets reviewed before they are posted in order to prevent any conflicts with the law. This is not revoking his freedom of speech; in fact, it is similar to the process in which news articles are open to editing before publication. This is extremely crucial when considering that President Trump is our executive commander, and his words and actions reflect upon the standards of our entire country. We need an accurate representation of our society, civility, and standards. Therefore, his access to his personal twitter account ought not be revoked. Instead, a White House official must be appointed to monitor his words and make sure they fit discretionary standards.

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  • River from Arkansas

    If you take away something as simple as his right to tweet in the office, you seriously undermine the office of the president. A position that, since the beginning of our nations history. Has been seen as a position of strength and fortitude. To undermine that in any way, for any reason is of a great disservice to this country.

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    If you take away something as simple as his right to tweet in the office, you seriously undermine the office of the president. A position that, since …

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  • Talana from South Carolina

    Trump has the right to continue to use social media. It is in the first amendment, along with freedom of speech. If he can’t post what he wants on social media, that would be a huge violation of the amendment. If Trump can’t have social media, why should he allow anyone else to have it? You can’t take away someone’s basic rights just because they are president. Also, social media is a more convient platform in this day in time for the younger generation, especially. Kids these days don’t watch television programs, so they can see more of what he is talking about on his twitter.

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    Trump has the right to continue to use social media. It is in the first amendment, along with freedom of speech. If he can’t post what he wants on soc…

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  • Sara from West Virginia

    Yes Trump should be permitted to have access to his twitter while in office. In todays day and age social media is used as a main source of communication, especially within the younger community. Twitter is simply a way for our president to keep in contact with the younger generation, just as back in the day Roosevelt used the radio. It is very important for the president to stay connected with all generations.

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    Yes Trump should be permitted to have access to his twitter while in office. In todays day and age social media is used as a main source of communicat…

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  • Tyree from New York

    He has the right to vote because he has the freedom granted to him by the First Amendment, Freedom of Speech. He is still a citizen of the United States before he is a president so what he does on his free time is up to him. But what should be said that somebody in the White House needs to check what the President writes on twitter because his comments can lead to further problems.

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    He has the right to vote because he has the freedom granted to him by the First Amendment, Freedom of Speech. He is still a citizen of the United Stat…

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  • Kyline from Iowa

    I believe he should have the right to his personal twitter while in office because people should be able to see how he, as the president, feels about the current situations going on not only in the United States, but all around the world. We don´t want to see what the people that work under him to help him get his work done think. We want to know what he thinks so we have some kind of idea on how he is/if he is going to handle it.

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  • Josie from Arkansas

    Yes I do believe Trump has the right to access his twitter account. Although he may not say appropriate things on his account as a U.S. citizen he has the freedom of speech just like everyone else. There may be consequences for his actions but we don’t have the right to take away his voice.

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    Yes I do believe Trump has the right to access his twitter account. Although he may not say appropriate things on his account as a U.S. citizen he ha…

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  • Mariah from California

    Donald Trump should be able to have access to his twitter because, his tweets do show his state of mind. It reveals the true colors of our president when he decides to call pro-athletes degrading names for not standing up for injustice. With that said, he also tells everyone his plans while being in office, letting activists prepare & create campaigns to resist against him. You can also read comments & get the counter argument of others, see how others feel about Donald being the president of the United States.

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    Donald Trump should be able to have access to his twitter because, his tweets do show his state of mind. It reveals the true colors of our president w…

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  • Grace from Tennessee

    The freedom of speech is a basic human right and an essential part of our democratic republic form of government protected by the Bill of Rights. If we remove the title President from this man in question, we have a human being who lives in the United States of America who is entitled to the right of every American. Is it right to ask if we should take away his freedom of speech? If we can take away his freedom of speech then who is to say that ours will not be soon taken? Indubitably the President has a high level of responsibility and stress that weighs on his shoulders. This is our country and he is our President so instead of judging him, ridiculing him, or protesting him, we as Americans should be searching for the answers to problems that our society faces. We should help where help is needed, search for the things that are lost, and pray for our leaders. No matter what the United States faces we cannot be a divided nation. As Abraham Lincoln once said, “With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds…” Good intentions misplaced can be disastrous. To have a successful life we cannot become a part of the problem, we need to be part of the solution.

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    The freedom of speech is a basic human right and an essential part of our democratic republic form of government protected by the Bill of Rights. If w…

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  • Grace from Montana

    Should Trump Tweet? Im kind of torn between whether or not he should. Sure he gives us information about whats going on and exactly what hes thinking at that moment but he also tore the nation apart by what he Tweeted. We are, or about to go into war with North Korea because he started to say the words of war over Twitter. The foreign minister of North Korea is now saying “the DPRK will take counter measures including the right to shoot down bombers” even after Trump declares we are NOT going to war with North Korea. If Donald Trump Tweets he should be careful and watch what he says because one wrong word, could mean nuclear war. So I guess yes, Trump should be able to Tweet but he should also be careful, for all of our sakes..

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    Should Trump Tweet? Im kind of torn between whether or not he should. Sure he gives us information about whats going on and exactly what hes thinking …

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  • Brenden from California

    Like FDR’s fireside chat’s, it is a way for the president to address the public directly and quickly, and he can do it from anywhere and whenever he feels the need to.

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  • Jessica from Idaho

    To deny the President of his twitter is to deny his right to Freedom of Speech. Does that mean he should be saying the things he is on twitter? No, but do to our rights as US citizens, we can not deny him his right to say what he wants to say where he wants to say it. His twitter should be monitored, as should what he says in his speeches. He is the President, therefore what comes out of his mouth, or put on his twitter, is not only a judgement of him, but a judgment of this country. All we can do is ask that he not use his twitter while he represents this country and watch for what he says.

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    To deny the President of his twitter is to deny his right to Freedom of Speech. Does that mean he should be saying the things he is on twitter? No, bu…

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  • Nathaniel from Illinois

    I believe that Trump should have access to his twitter account because all American citizens have the freedom of speech, and that includes the president. Trump had access to his twitter before and during the race, and within that time he was still able to win and become president. If the twitter was something that we didn’t want him to use during the presidency we should have said something about it during the race.

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    I believe that Trump should have access to his twitter account because all American citizens have the freedom of speech, and that includes the preside…

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  • Caleb from Montana

    Everyone is free to be able to have a Twiiter account. Trump should be a little more careful with what he puts on, but at least he speaks his mind.

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  • John from Indiana

    I believe that the President has the duty as our biggest individual representative to voice his real thoughts directly to us, the US citizens. By forcing Trump to go through restrictive filters and not actually speaking his mind, we enforce and support partial truths and sugarcoated statements instead of what our leader actually thinks.

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    I believe that the President has the duty as our biggest individual representative to voice his real thoughts directly to us, the US citizens. By forc…

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  • Kyle from Montana

    Yes I believe that President Trump should have access to his personal twitter for 2 main reason.
    The first reason is because as an American citizen he is allowed his first amendment right: freedom of speech and expression.
    The second reason is that when Franklin Roosevelt was president he had his fireside chats where he talked about his policies and the war going on. So Trump is using his twitter the same way just with technology more people would see his tweets than hear him on the radio.

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    Yes I believe that President Trump should have access to his personal twitter for 2 main reason.
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  • Morgan from Pennsylvania

    I do not think that what he says on his twitter account is okay nor should he be saying what he has, but he is a human with rights just like everybody else. What he writes should be monitored and he should be careful of what he is writing, but the right for him to use social media shouldn’t be taken away from him.

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    I do not think that what he says on his twitter account is okay nor should he be saying what he has, but he is a human with rights just like everybody…

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  • James from Pennsylvania

    He’s a United States Citizen that has just as many rights as the rest of us.

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  • Drew from Pennsylvania

    It shows his true character and so the people can therefore see how he acts a s the POTUS

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  • Michael from Pennsylvania

    It depends on if he’s communicating with the people or just threatening foreigners

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  • Danny from Pennsylvania

    I think he should have access to his personal twitter because it is a fast way to communicate with his constituents.

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  • Jake from Pennsylvania

    He should not be penalized for being president

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  • thomas from Michigan

    i think he should be able to. because it funny how stupid he sound at time and it lets us know how he really feels at 2 am and it his right just like it all of ours

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  • Hayleigh from Ohio

    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” This quote by George Orwell perfectly depicts why we have to defend all forms of free speech. By saying that we do not want President Trump to have access to a personal twitter, we are saying he should be censored. With the freedoms we enjoy, comes the part where we have to accept that others’ freedoms may not coincide with our views but must be respected. When it comes to peoples’ fear that he will do something that endangers our country, as our example tells of him declaring war on Korea over Twitter, something as drastic as declaring war must be formally declared through Congress. A platform such as twitter does not serve any formality as it in not censored and can be hacked rather easily. For these reasons, President Trump should be allowed to use a personal twitter to clue people in on his personal life or on what is happening nationwide.

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    “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” This quote by George Orwell perfectly depicts…

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  • Jarrett from Montana

    In many ways President Trump has all rights to do what he wants on his personal account on twitter. Although it can often cause many problems for his personal status it is his personal right to show his feelings. Although he must be careful with what he does he must also watch how he represents his county and people so he should watch what he posts. In many ways president Trump is protected by freedom of speech which has been a personal right in our country since in was created. This overall has been one of the vast foundations of America and will continue to be well into the future and overall President Trump is just exercising his right to personal speech. Overall This can affect others by making other leaders question Trumps true thoughts but in a way its the people that have the power and if the people did not like the president they could do something about it. But although there are strong feelings on both sides Trump is just doing what branches out to the most people which is through social media. One of the greatest values of social media is that it branches out to those who are young. This overall helps young people get a very rough idea of Trump. But Trump has every right he just needs to watch what he says.

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    In many ways President Trump has all rights to do what he wants on his personal account on twitter. Although it can often cause many problems for his …

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  • Jesus from Texas

    Yes, i believe President Trump should be able to access his twitter or any kind of social media since it is a free country that continuously enhances the word “freedom”. But I also believe there should be some rules placed toward what he can post on social media and when since he decided to take an important role in becoming the President of the United States and he should show professional he is and educated of a person he is in order to show other countries his values in the government.

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    Yes, i believe President Trump should be able to access his twitter or any kind of social media since it is a free country that continuously enhances …

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  • Jorge from Ohio

    I’ll go yes for now since the first amendment allows him to; however he is using it as if he was a pop star, a regular person whose opinions don’t really care much since no one really pays attention to them. He cannot keep utilizing twitter to threat several people and to make controversial statements because he’s the president, and that’s his voice. Imagine Bill Clinton with a white cartel at the entrance of the white house condemning other countries. It’s the same case, but here, for some reason, no one is willing to regulate that, and that’s something the congress needs to do, to put a filter on his account.

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    I’ll go yes for now since the first amendment allows him to; however he is using it as if he was a pop star, a regular person whose opinions don’t rea…

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  • Fisher from Michigan

    I think that he should have the freedom any other people have with social networks. I do think that he has to be respectful about it. He can’t just use it freely without any monitoring.

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    I think that he should have the freedom any other people have with social networks. I do think that he has to be respectful about it. He can’t just …

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  • Chigozie from Virginia

    I do believe that Trump has a right to his personal Twitter account while he is in office. Being the president of the United States of America is his job and if he isn’t allowed to access his personal Twitter account while working, no other citizen of this country should be allowed to access their Twitter accounts while working. It is the rule of law, so if it applies to one, it applies to all.

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    I do believe that Trump has a right to his personal Twitter account while he is in office. Being the president of the United States of America is his …

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  • Elie from Virginia

    The President should be as accessible as possible to his constituents throughout his tenure. In the social media age, Twitter is that connecting bridge. Though most find what Trump has to say inappropriate, his supporter base continuously grows because like-minded people can see where he stands. That’s democracy, an open forum where your haters and fans can clash and on occasion, something good comes out of it. Plus nothing is ever erased from the internet, so it’s a way to hold him accountable when things do go left (pun intended) for him.

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    The President should be as accessible as possible to his constituents throughout his tenure. In the social media age, Twitter is that connecting bridg…

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  • John from Georgia

    Being a president does not disqualifiy you from your constitutional rights. we are guaranteed our rights by the constitution and the 1.8 million men and women who bled and died for them.

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    Being a president does not disqualifiy you from your constitutional rights. we are guaranteed our rights by the constitution and the 1.8 million men a…

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  • Leon from California

    I believe that our president should have his own personal Twitter because it will help him broadcast his message quicker especially everyone nowadays are constantly using social medias

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    I believe that our president should have his own personal Twitter because it will help him broadcast his message quicker especially everyone nowadays …

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  • Victoria from North Carolina

    I believe Trump should have access to his twitter account because even though it threatens the safety of our country everyone has a right to say what they want. Blocking Trump from twitter would be that any influential figure to emerge in the United States should have their social media blocked or regulated. I think Trump needs to be less reckless with his twitter, but as president seeing him tweet out his opinions and ideals makes him seem more real and less manufactured. In today’s world, I understand how tweets can be misinterpreted to mean other things, but that doesn’t mean Trump needs his twitter taken away then he needs a lesson on wording things for the best. I support him keeping his twitter to his own, but I don’t support him recklessly tweeting and seeming to ignore how my power and influence his 140 characters could potentially do to the people who chose for him to sit in the president’s chair.

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    I believe Trump should have access to his twitter account because even though it threatens the safety of our country everyone has a right to say what …

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  • Troy from Texas

    As an American citizen he has the right to freedom of speech just like the protesters that he believes should be fired. It also allows us to see what he truly believes, versus what the White House wants us to think he believes. And whether or not you support Trump, it is always valuable to know what you leader’s beliefs and morals are.

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    As an American citizen he has the right to freedom of speech just like the protesters that he believes should be fired. It also allows us to see what …

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  • Angelica from Texas

    I believe that Trump has the right to express himself and the first amendment like every other citizen in the US. If Trump didn’t have his twitter we wouldn’t get to know who he really is living behind the idea of him being the President of the United States.

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    I believe that Trump has the right to express himself and the first amendment like every other citizen in the US. If Trump didn’t have his twitter we …

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  • Aleena from Montana

    President Trump has the right to have access to his personal twitter account but it should be used to inform the citizens about what is going on with The United States and it should be monitored so his tweets are not offensive to anyone. His tweets of personal opinions should be kept to himself and should only speak on behalf of the citizens of The United States.

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    President Trump has the right to have access to his personal twitter account but it should be used to inform the citizens about what is going on with …

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  • Sierra from Kansas

    Yes, I believe that President Trump should be able to have the right to use his personal social media accounts. He is the President; he is just like any of us. I don’t think that he has the right to post what ever he wants, but as long as he uses it just as any other person, I don’t see a problem with it.

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    Yes, I believe that President Trump should be able to have the right to use his personal social media accounts. He is the President; he is just like a…

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  • Shealyn from Montana

    I believe Trump should be allowed to tweet, but he does not need to tweet about everything that does not need to be tweeted about. He can say things that can get him and the United States in trouble, such as possibly starting a war. However, I think you should think about it? If we neglect Trump his Twitter account, what will he resort to? He apparently needs to get some things off of his chest.

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    I believe Trump should be allowed to tweet, but he does not need to tweet about everything that does not need to be tweeted about. He can say things t…

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  • Wes from Massachusetts

    I feel like Trump can use his personal twitter because he then does not have to face the press asking many questions back at what he states.

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  • Bailey from Massachusetts

    I think that Donald Trump should be allowed to use his Twitter. I think this because it is his Twitter and he has the right to use it. He also has the freedom of speech and can say what he wants. I think though that there should be boundaries to his tweets and that many of people should monitor and review what he says before it can go public

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    I think that Donald Trump should be allowed to use his Twitter. I think this because it is his Twitter and he has the right to use it. He also has the…

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  • Jack from Massachusetts

    Donald Trump has the right to say whatever he wants, even if it is kinda stupid.

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  • Nate from Massachusetts

    Yes, Trump should be able to have his personal Twitter account. But, this should be monitored, and filtered by many people making sure his tweets aren’t derogatory or offensive.

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  • Jaryn from Montana

    I believe that he has every right as a citizens possesses as a person not matter if trump is a president or hobo. All though he is the president he is a higher priority he is allowed to have the social media and can’t restrict what he post even though it would be a great idea it would be invading his right. According to the first amendment it states that we have the freedom of speech.

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    I believe that he has every right as a citizens possesses as a person not matter if trump is a president or hobo. All though he is the president he is…

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  • Seth from Montana

    Though I do not agree with what I do see of Pres. Trump’s tweets, I do not believe that he should be forced off his twitter account. He has the right to freedom of speech so long as he does not make any threats. He is has been able to point out falsified reports by the news in the past, and why would he not now?

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    Though I do not agree with what I do see of Pres. Trump’s tweets, I do not believe that he should be forced off his twitter account. He has the right …

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  • Dan from Montana

    Trump has the right to use his personal Twitter account. But being POTUS he should have a certain committee that monitors what he posts on his personal account or at-least filters what he says. There have been numerous “tweets” that he has posted that can be considered degrading as well as offensive. Trump having this office he is not an objective citizen anymore. He holds the highest office in the free world and should represent this country with what he says.

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    Trump has the right to use his personal Twitter account. But being POTUS he should have a certain committee that monitors what he posts on his persona…

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  • Coleman from Montana

    I believe that as a U.S. Citizen Donald J. Trump has the right to own a personal social media account. Although while in office he should address the people through other ways of media. If his desired way of communication is to tweet he should communicate with his other cabinet members before he sends a tweet out. On the website Think The Vote, a young woman named A’Niya said that she believes he should “focus more on being president and less on slandering people on twitter.” Another one of my resources CNN said that his tweets should be considered political acts of the first degree. This opinion shows how people may think that trumps twitter usage could be a danger to our society. I however believe that his twitter account is a great way for the youth of this country to keep up with the current events of what may be going on in our government. One of his tweets even told his followers when he will be interviewed and on what station which even included a link to the site. This is why i believe that President Trump should be allowed to vote.

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    I believe that as a U.S. Citizen Donald J. Trump has the right to own a personal social media account. Although while in office he should address the …

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  • crystal from Montana

    He should be allowed to use a Twitter but it should definitely be monitored by people because his posts are just cringe. It is just cringe.

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  • Lauren from Kentucky

    Yes, I distinctly believe that President Trump should still have access to his twitter account during his presidency due to his first amendment rights. However, although he should remain access for his account, the account itself should be monitored at a higher degree. The president feels that his tweets impact others and energize his followers, yet the tweets regard controversial context that uprises the media’s attention. So, in some ways, the tweets bringing attention to him allow more people to stay intact with him and politics in general. Overall, the president deserves the right to keep access to his twitter account.

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    Yes, I distinctly believe that President Trump should still have access to his twitter account during his presidency due to his first amendment rights…

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  • Cat from Kentucky

    I think that the president should have access to his personal twitter account while in office. According to the First Amendment, the president has a right to freedom of expression in speech and on the press. Trump is viewed as someone whose tweets can be offensive. However, he is expressing his thoughts and feelings on Twitter because he has rights to. He is speaking to those who follow him and if you don’t like his tweets, you can block him. Some of Trump’s tweets are out of hand but he is just connecting with the citizens of the United States in a more modern way through Twitter. His tweets should be censored more but I think he should be able to tweet what he wants within an appropriate limit.

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    I think that the president should have access to his personal twitter account while in office. According to the First Amendment, the president has a …

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  • Cara from Kentucky

    President Trump should not be denied his First Amendment rights even if he chooses to use his Twitter account to say things that may be seen as rude or unnecessary. Trump has a right to give his opinion on our country’s standing on certain issues even if others do not agree with him. However, President Trump should have a supervisor that overlooks what he posts on Twitter and makes sure that he does not make posts such as threats to other countries or say anything derogatory. The government does not have any right to take away Trump’s freedom of speech; he has the same rights as the rest of U.S. citizens even if he is the President.

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    President Trump should not be denied his First Amendment rights even if he chooses to use his Twitter account to say things that may be seen as rude o…

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  • Arlyn from Kentucky

    I think that President Trump should still have access to his twitter account while in office. His twitter is for what HE wants to say. People look at his twitter to see what he has to say, not what a person that works for him has to say. According to the first amendment, he has the right to say what he wants. I can understand why some people would say no, but he is the president for a reason and what he says is who he is and why he is our president. His job should not cause him to lose his twitter, or even more, his first amendment rights.

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    I think that President Trump should still have access to his twitter account while in office. His twitter is for what HE wants to say. People look at …

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  • Cameron from Kentucky

    Yes, I think President Trump should have the right to have access his own Twitter account because, under the First Amendment, he has the right to free speech. Donald Trump is our president and we need to hear his beliefs whether we disagree with him or not. Everyone has the right to express themselves and say what they want to say and I think it is very important to hear the thoughts of our president. But I think Donald Trump should also have some control so that more people will credit him and take what he has to say from what it is.

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    Yes, I think President Trump should have the right to have access his own Twitter account because, under the First Amendment, he has the right to free…

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  • Emily from Kentucky

    I think that President Trump should have the right to his personal Twitter account while in office because it is something that he is guaranteed through the Bill of Rights, specifically through the First Amendment- freedom of speech. However, I do believe that Trump should be more careful with what he posts because sometimes he portrays himself without a filter. While I think that his Twitter account is an important way for him to reach the American people, I also believe that there are more important priorities to deal with as President of the United States then to constantly “go off script” and post heated comments on Twitter that cause angst rather than information.

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    I think that President Trump should have the right to his personal Twitter account while in office because it is something that he is guaranteed thro…

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  • Anna from Kentucky

    Yes. I believe that Trump, being the president of the United States, should be allowed that freedom of speech no matter what is being said and no matter when he decides to say it. I definitely think he should be more careful/wise in what he’s sharing so that it doesn’t come off as offensive as it has in the past. If he has nothing of value or importance to say and does nothing for the good of the country or of any person for that matter, then I believe it should just be left unsaid.

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    Yes. I believe that Trump, being the president of the United States, should be allowed that freedom of speech no matter what is being said and no matt…

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  • Nick from Kentucky

    I believe that President Trump should have access to his personal Twitter account while in office as long as it is monitored and he doesn’t say any bad things. It is his 1st Amendment right of freedom of speech that he is allowed to say what he wants, but what he says should be monitored.

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    I believe that President Trump should have access to his personal Twitter account while in office as long as it is monitored and he doesn’t say any ba…

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  • Karli from Kentucky

    Due to his First Amendment rights, he should have access to his own twitter account. However if you look at the history of the rude and inappropriate comments Trump has made, I do not think he should have the power to tweet whatever is on his mind. He has a bad tendency to say things that makes a lot of people offended or dislike him for, so I think he should have someone continue to tweet for him, but he can still have access to it.

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    Due to his First Amendment rights, he should have access to his own twitter account. However if you look at the history of the rude and inappropriate…

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  • Jessica from Kentucky

    Our first amendment rights give us the ability to freely express ourselves and free speech. Although he is the President of the United States and should be held to higher standards, he is still a citizen and is guaranteed his rights.

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    Our first amendment rights give us the ability to freely express ourselves and free speech. Although he is the President of the United States and shou…

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  • Nick from Kentucky

    Yes I think the President should be allowed to keep his personal twitter because it allows him to keep his right of freedom of speech. The President should be held accountable though if he says things on his twitter that offend people or make the country look bad because of Trumps tweets.

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    Yes I think the President should be allowed to keep his personal twitter because it allows him to keep his right of freedom of speech. The President s…

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  • Sebastian from Texas

    I think that it’s important for Trump to be able to tweet while in office so that we can see just how far he’s going.

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  • elijah from Texas

    yes, because the first amendment allows freedom of speech and also this allows us to see how the president of the united states feels about his decisions that he makes. Without him being on social media are arguments about his decisions wouldn’t have any evidence to backed up.

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    yes, because the first amendment allows freedom of speech and also this allows us to see how the president of the united states feels about his decisi…

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  • Isaiah from Virginia

    The president, despite leading the nation, is still a citizen and therefore still has freedom of speech rights. It would be unfair to his American freedoms if his twitter account was to be taken away.

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    The president, despite leading the nation, is still a citizen and therefore still has freedom of speech rights. It would be unfair to his American fre…

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  • Andrew from Kentucky

    I believe Trump should get to keep his twitter. He has the right to speech and the right to use social media. But he should watch what he says because he is currently representing and guiding us. Plus these days most of the news that happens in the government and in this country is put on social media. Almost all people in the government have social media accounts. Why take only Trump’s?

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    I believe Trump should get to keep his twitter. He has the right to speech and the right to use social media. But he should watch what he says becaus…

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  • Landen from Indiana

    Trump has every right to access his own personal Twitter just as everyone in the United States has access to their respective Twitter accounts. It is true that president trump has directly insulted some people and cause much widespread anger; however, any other member of Twitter can post a comment just as insulting as Trump and receive some to no feedback from the comment. President Trump possesses the right to express his opinion just as all other members of society. His Twitter can and should be monitored in order to lower any anger which may be caused by his post, but he still has the right to free speech. Additionally, he can spread messages easily and reach out to many people through Twitter.

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    Trump has every right to access his own personal Twitter just as everyone in the United States has access to their respective Twitter accounts. It is…

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  • Mitchell from Kentucky

    I believe he should have his twitter account because we want to see what he says himself and not see it on a news station or what he said from one of his workers. He also has free speech and can do what he wants on his twitter. Also it’s a good way for younger people to be more involved an active with politics and the President.

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    I believe he should have his twitter account because we want to see what he says himself and not see it on a news station or what he said from one of …

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  • Carlie from Kentucky

    I think President Trump should have access to a personal twitter account. He has the right to just as everyone else does. Although some of his tweets make people angry or upset, I still believe he should be allowed to have an account. Most people choose to look at his tweets as controversial but they also should look at all the kind tweets he posts. He posts a lot of tweets thanking our soldiers, reminding everyone to keep those, who may have been in a recent tragedy, in our prayers and many more kind tweets.

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    I think President Trump should have access to a personal twitter account. He has the right to just as everyone else does. Although some of his tweets…

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  • Megan from Kentucky

    Yes, President Trump should have access to a personal twitter account however there should be regulations put in place on what he can tweet. It is good that President Trump can have a twitter because it helps him connect to the people and maybe see their opinions. On the otherhand, some of the things he tweets don’t belong on twitter because they belong to stay in the government. President Trump’s twitter account allows him to connect with citizens and let them know some of the things that are going on in their country.

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    Yes, President Trump should have access to a personal twitter account however there should be regulations put in place on what he can tweet. It is goo…

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  • Abby from Kentucky

    I believe he should have the right to have a personal twitter because he is a person and has rights. However, I believe he shouldn’t be using a personal twitter for presidential issues or problems. He has a right to voice his opinion, but I believe that when he voices his belief that it stirs up some controversy and problems within our people/society. He should be able to voice whatever he wants; however, it should be somewhat censored so that he doesn’t make a fool out of himself in front of the nation of our people.

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    I believe he should have the right to have a personal twitter because he is a person and has rights. However, I believe he shouldn’t be using a person…

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  • Michael from Kentucky

    Yes I believe Trump should have access to a personal twitter while in the office. I believe that he has the right to have a social media account and say what he wants on it. Because of his position as the president, his tweets will cause arguments and tension, however he can say what he wants. It also allows him to update the nation on how we are doing as a country and also get out important information. It keeps us as american citizens up to date with politics and plays in to our social media oriented lifestyles.

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  • Adam from Kentucky

    He deserves the same rights that we do. I think that it should be monitored by a social media manager before he goes tweeting nonsense like he normally does. Social Media helps the younger generation get their news, and it’s better to be coming straight from the source rather than from news sources they distort the news.

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    He deserves the same rights that we do. I think that it should be monitored by a social media manager before he goes tweeting nonsense like he normall…

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  • Parker from Kentucky

    He should have access to his account because it his own personal account and he has a right to control and tweet what he wants. As a citizen of the US, Donald Trump has every right to manage his own personal twitter account and he can tweet what he pleases. His tweets may not be smart all the time, and they could get him in trouble, but he has every right as a citizen of the US to have access to HIS personal Twitter account.

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    He should have access to his account because it his own personal account and he has a right to control and tweet what he wants. As a citizen of the US…

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  • Tyler from Idaho

    Although saying “yes” doesn’t go to say that the things he has written so far haven’t been at times ridiculous, he still maintains his right as a United States citizen to run his Twitter account. The President, though containing an extraordinarily greater amount of power than any other citizen in the United States, remains yet a United States citizen, possessing all the same rights simultaneous to having greater power. Due to the title he now has, and the office he currently operates, he simply has a greater responsibility for the comments and information he circulates, and should face consequences for good or bad comments in other ways. It is not our job to block him from or prevent him from using his Twitter. However–it is our job to carefully observe our leaders in office, learn from their mistakes, and pick people in the future who will prove to be stronger and better leaders.

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  • Mason from Texas

    I believe it is very important that the President has access to Twitter. Just who is against the President’s tweeting? The answer is the mainstream media. Why is the media so vehemently apposed to the President using Twitter? It challenges the mainstream media’s powerful grasp over every aspect of U.S. politics. The President having access to Twitter is pivotal to reducing the media’s dominance over American politics. Thus, I stand in favor of the President continuing to tweet.

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  • Ben from Michigan

    I think that President Trump should be able to have his own twitter account because everyone has the right to free speech. What Donald Trump does on his social media accounts is his responsibility and is his own decision. He can focus on being president, but he can focus on what he does on Twitter too.

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    I think that President Trump should be able to have his own twitter account because everyone has the right to free speech. What Donald Trump does on h…

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  • Sophie from Ohio

    President Trump embarrasses the United States with bombastic tweets which feature ad hominem attacks on his enemies. Certainly, this is not the most helpful for US relations with other countries. Nonetheless, he has the right to say what he is saying; it is not as if the first amendment doesn’t apply to the president. A large amount of the people who elected him like the Twitter account and see it as a way for the president to be more down-to-earth and accessible to the public. If his tweets are dangerous or provoking, this is unfortunate; however he can be and has been just as provocative verbally (at rallies, debates, etc.) as he can be on Twitter. By encouraging Trump to confine ill-advised statements to something as frivolous as a Twitter account, in fact, leaders who would be otherwise extremely offended by his comments to the point of nuclear war (North Korea!!) are not as angry as they would be if he had made the worst of his statements in a professional setting.

    Having an unconventional form of communication is better for an unconventional president, and an unconventional electorate.

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  • Josiah from Oregon

    The mainstream media is so obvious in their opposition to Donald J. Trump that the only way for the American people to get a unbiased view of what Trump is actually getting done is via Twitter. The economy is soaring. GDP growth is over 3%, unemployment is lower, stock market keeps hitting all time highs. However, you do not hear any of that on T. V. In order to keep the general public informed Trump must use Twitter.

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    The mainstream media is so obvious in their opposition to Donald J. Trump that the only way for the American people to get a unbiased view of what Tru…

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  • Abby from Michigan

    Yes. It is his personal account he can do whatever he wants with it. I don’t agree or like everything he puts on it, but I don’t have to. He has the right to his freedom and speech and even if he is the president you can;t take away his rights.

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    Yes. It is his personal account he can do whatever he wants with it. I don’t agree or like everything he puts on it, but I don’t have to. He has the r…

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  • Spencer from Montana

    Yes absolutely, if everyone else has that right then he should have that as well. I don’t see twitter as a problem for the president and feel as if it gives him a chance to connect to the people and express himself and the issues we face as a nation, keeping everyone in check. Social media is a huge part of today’s society and many people use that to keep in touch and stay connected as a whole.

    “Former Obama Speechwriter Says Trump’s Twitter Usage Makes Sense.” The Daily Caller. Alex Pfeiffer, 10/11/2017. Web. 10/11/2017

    “Trump Uses Twitter as Strategic Weapon” U.S. News & World Report. Kenneth T. Walsh, Jan. 6, 2017. Web. 10/11/2017

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    Yes absolutely, if everyone else has that right then he should have that as well. I don’t see twitter as a problem for the president and feel as if i…

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  • Jacob from Montana

    There has been much controversy with President Donald J. Trump’s social media accounts. Many people have different opinions about this issue that we have never encountered from other presidents in the past. I voted yes to the question because I believe that everyone should be protected under the first amendment and be given the right of free speech. Unfortunately, someone with such authority can misuse this right and cause trouble even with other countries. There have been many times in which the president has tweeted about other countries such as on blaming global warming on China. I think that the president should reconsider his interactions with social media but we can not constitutionally enforce this.

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  • jeremiah from Montana

    I believe that the president should have the right to his twitter account because you have the right to freedom of speech.

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  • Liam from Kentucky

    The first amendment protects free speech, and all you need to do to see if President Trump is protected by the bill of rights is to see if he is a US citizen. He is, therefore his free speech is protected by the Bill of Rights. Because of this, I see no legal reason that he couldn’t use his twitter account.

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  • Conner from Kansas

    Yes, the president should have the right to his own personal twitter. and it helps inform the people what the president actually says not just some fake news that the media had twisted and said that trump said this but he actually didn’t. it gives the people of the united states some actual accurate news. maybe not something they always want to hear but at least its going to be accurate.

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    Yes, the president should have the right to his own personal twitter. and it helps inform the people what the president actually says not just some fa…

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  • Cole from North Carolina

    Despite the constant negative press covfefe.

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  • Ian from Kansas

    He has the right of freedom of speech. It gives him the power to talk about his own opinions and speak his own mind.

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  • Leelu from Georgia

    I believe that the United States President should be allowed to use his personal twitter account while in office. As the leader of a free nation where one of the citizens’ unalienable rights stated in the first amendment, the freedom of speech is allowed to be used by everyone, he should be able to have access to his twitter and exercise his first amendment right. However, twitter should put strict regulations in place so that he cannot abuse this right and put our nation at risk.

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    I believe that the United States President should be allowed to use his personal twitter account while in office. As the leader of a free nation where…

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  • Josh from Texas

    Yes, President Trump is using Twitter to get his thoughts and words directly to the people of America. Think about it this way: We live in a day and age where people can access information with extreme ease. If you want to know what an important figure said, you can look it up on the internet. There was a time in American History when people would have to wait weeks or sometimes months to find out who the new President was simply because information took longer to spread. Now with social media, people can communicate with millions of people instantly. The President is putting this instantaneous communication to use. The alternative for communication is the media. The media, both on the right and left, will put a spin on his stories and words to fit their view. This means that if the President says something, his words can be spun during the news report to mean something different than what he was saying. The media then has, in some ways, more influence on how people see what an individual says than that individual them-self. Social Media, Twitter specifically, allows the President to say exactly what he means. It is no different than if every person in the United States were sent a letter written by the President explaining what he wants them to know. So, the President utilizing Twitter is beneficial and more practical because the words of our Commander in Chief are being delivered directly to us for us to read. However, while the President still holds all of the basic rights that any American citizen has, he is held to his position with a higher standard. He is who the people look to, whether they agree with him or not, in times of national crisis. Therefore, it is his absolute obligation to the American people to “think before he speaks.” Using Twitter is essentially allowing him a direct statement to anyone in the United States. Therefore, the things he says should be what he would tell any American face to face and not use Twitter as a shield to avoid the consequences of saying something face to face. It is the Presidents right to utilize Twitter under the first Amendment, but it is his duty to understand the higher standard he is held to with his words because of the impact they have on not only the United States of America, but also the world. Thank you for reading!

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  • Landon from Alabama

    I think one thing that many of us forget is the original question posted for debate. The question wasn’t whether it would be wise/prudent to let Trump tweet, but whether he should have access to his twitter account while in office. Trump is a legal citizen of the United States and is therefore entitled to freedom of speech under Article 1 of the Bill of Rights. For those who say that Trump is a national security risk by declaring war against North Korea, we need to keep in mind that the current regime in North Korea is disillusioned and fanatical, not to mention eager to misconstrue a tweet to give an excuse for war. The issue isn’t whether Americans would prefer to have Trump tweeting, but whether he should be allowed to have access to an outlet of free speech, and the answer to that question is absolutely.

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    I think one thing that many of us forget is the original question posted for debate. The question wasn’t whether it would be wise/prudent to let Trump…

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  • Lance from Michigan

    In America we have freedom of speech and that is a right for everyone. President Trump tells his feelings on twitter and is very forthcoming. Some say this is good and I agree, but I think he should think before he posts. I think he should be able to use twitter, but no to post about government issues or to be mean to others, he is our president and represents our country and when he makes mean comments that makes our country look bad.

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    In America we have freedom of speech and that is a right for everyone. President Trump tells his feelings on twitter and is very forthcoming. Some say…

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  • Daphne from Utah

    Yes, the president of the United States has the right to use social media and tweet. He is a US citizen and has the right of freedom of speech. I do believe he should have rules as a leader regarding what he tweets. If other countries are claiming Donald Trump has declared war, then he is not saying the things a leader should say. When Donald Trump tweets he is sharing his thoughts, and this leads to people making opinions about him. If he gets in trouble it’s his own fault!

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    Yes, the president of the United States has the right to use social media and tweet. He is a US citizen and has the right of freedom of speech. I do b…

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  • Ethan from Michigan

    Yes, because he should be able to speak his mind freely and say what he wants to say. But, he should also watch what he says because you should not call another dangerous leader Little Rocket Man.

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    Yes, because he should be able to speak his mind freely and say what he wants to say. But, he should also watch what he says because you should not ca…

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  • Drew from Indiana

    President Trump also has his rights, just like every other American. He is the most powerful man in the United States. He should, indeed, be more careful what he puts on there as being the President.

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  • Dylan from Indiana

    Although Trump is irresponsible, he does have the right to use his personal Twitter. With that being said, I firmly believe that a person who holds that much power in this country should have his tweets monitored so he can not cause more conflict. This nation has already been divided in this highly controversial election and Donald Trump’s tweets are like a feeding ground for news outlets.

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    Although Trump is irresponsible, he does have the right to use his personal Twitter. With that being said, I firmly believe that a person who holds th…

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    • Damian from Texas

      But he does have the right too. Freedom of speech bud.

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  • Lauren from Michigan

    President Trump should have access to his Twitter because he has the right too speak his mind. However I do believe that there should be some rules placed on what he can and cannot say, because he could have started a war with North Korea.

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  • Owen from Indiana

    Yes, the President has the right to freely speak his mind. He is allowed to put things on Twitter. People need to stop getting so “offended.” He may have a bad moral character, but it is his constitutional right to speak freely.

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    Yes, the President has the right to freely speak his mind. He is allowed to put things on Twitter. People need to stop getting so “offended.” He may h…

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  • Makenzy from Indiana

    Based on our freedoms, Trump should not be denied the right to have access to his own twitter account. Although, I think that he should be wise with what he posts because he already has a bad reputation, and his tweets are making it worse. His twitter is stupid, and he should think about what he is saying.

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    Based on our freedoms, Trump should not be denied the right to have access to his own twitter account. Although, I think that he should be wise with w…

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  • Owen from Indiana

    Yes, he should have access to his twitter account. There should be rules put in place about what he can say and it should be meaningful and be professional.

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  • Vincent from Montana

    I do feel that Trump’s tweets are irresponsible and childish, and it does bother me that every time I put on the news I’m hearing about another one of Trump’s controversial tweets, but he does have a right to have social media just like everybody else in this country. What he decides to tweet is his choice and it just reflects what kind of character he has. Even if they tried to stop Trump from tweeting, I feel like he wouldn’t stop. Trump is an “old dog that’s not going to change his ways.” I do disagree that Trump, our Nation’s president tweets SO MUCH, but he has the right to Twitter just like everybody else. That’s why it’s called social media.

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    I do feel that Trump’s tweets are irresponsible and childish, and it does bother me that every time I put on the news I’m hearing about another on…

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  • Tanna from Montana

    I say that Trump should be allowed to have his own personal twitter account. It is kind of irresponsible for him to tweet the tweets he tweets, but I believe that he has the right to have a personal twitter account. Everyone has a right to have a social media account so why can’t he? Yes, he is the president and he has responsibilities but as far as I’m concerned he hasn’t let our country down because of his irresponsible tweets. He has a right to tweet whatever he wishes, as long as he does his job for our country and keeps us safe I’m perfectly fine with him having a twitter account while in office.

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    I say that Trump should be allowed to have his own personal twitter account. It is kind of irresponsible for him to tweet the tweets he tweets, but I …

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  • Marissa from Montana

    I am voting yes because sadly, Trump has his own personal right to freedom of speech. This amendment is a huge key to why Trump is able to speak his own personal mind. He may state some inappropriate things that cause conflict, but he is honest about everything he speaks. His personal twitter account is his personal account. Being it is very irresponsible, he can have a personal life outside of the White House.

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    I am voting yes because sadly, Trump has his own personal right to freedom of speech. This amendment is a huge key to why Trump is able to speak his o…

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  • Elijah from Montana

    I really hate to say this, but yes, I think he has the right to be able to express his thoughts and actions social media. Everyone has a right to do so as well. It activates our “freedom of speech” card. We all have the right to express our thoughts and ideas freely. Even though I think he needs to truncate on what he say’s, because he say’s whatever is on his mind without any remorse, or not thinking about the consequences that will follow, he does have a right to have a twitter account and tweet away.

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    I really hate to say this, but yes, I think he has the right to be able to express his thoughts and actions social media. Everyone has a right to do s…

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  • Duncan from Indiana

    Donald Trump is a character, and his Twitter history shows this well. Despite the president’s irresponsible and controversial usage of his Twitter account, he can not have his first amendment right removed. Our Constitution preaches free speech and this means everyone is entitled to their own voice, even the president.

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  • John from Indiana

    President Trump has every right as a citizen of the United States to have access to his own personal Twitter account. Twitter is a way to express thoughts, beliefs, opinions, etc. If Trump is denied access to his own account, that is saying America doesn’t have the freedom that it says it has. President Trump is a citizen of this nation and should be allowed access to his personal Twitter account just like any other American citizen should have access to his or her own Twitter account.

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  • Cooper from Indiana

    It is his right to control his own twitter unless he puts the country into some type of serious danger.

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  • Hadleigh from Indiana

    I do not always agree with or support Trump’s tweets, but taking away his social media would be the same as taking away his right of speech. He should not be tweeting some of the things he does, but that goes for a lot of people who own a twitter account. It is no different even though he is the President. It also helps citizens to feel more in-touch with Trump and his beliefs.

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    I do not always agree with or support Trump’s tweets, but taking away his social media would be the same as taking away his right of speech. He should…

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  • Jaxton from Indiana

    Although a lot of the stuff he tweets is dumb and irresponsible, it is his right to have and operate his own social media accounts

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  • Dylan from Indiana

    Even though he is the president of the United States, he is still a citizen and has the same rights as every other citizen. He has tweeted some irresponsible things, but he is expressing himself without being control by his advisers.

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    Even though he is the president of the United States, he is still a citizen and has the same rights as every other citizen. He has tweeted some irresp…

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  • Devin from Florida

    He has the same rights as every other american . If the President feels that the media is going to twist his words, he has an absolute right to send his own words directly to the people.Social media is the way to express your ideas and what you think about the world

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    He has the same rights as every other american . If the President feels that the media is going to twist his words, he has an absolute right to send h…

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  • Ashton from Indiana

    Trumps Twitter and other social media is something that he has every right to post what he wants and how he feels. What he says may be vile and irresponsible at times, but he has the right to express his opinions. I also feel like him tweeting is his way of getting news out and connecting with Americans.

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    Trumps Twitter and other social media is something that he has every right to post what he wants and how he feels. What he says may be vile and irresp…

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  • sterling from Montana

    i dont see why not? i mean at this point should his human rights be taken away just because he is The POTUS?

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  • Nicholas from Montana

    Yes trump should be able to tweet while in office because he is human and he has human rights. If he wants to tweet scary irresponsible posts then that is his choice. So yes I believe trump should be able to tweet.

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  • Anthony from Montana

    As much as I hate to say it, but yes Donald Trump should be allowed to have his own Twitter account. As controversial as his account may be he does hold the right to have a Twitter account. It allows Trump to be able to send out his thoughts and actions out to the american populous within seconds, which could be crucial in the event of war. He is a very technologically advanced president, although he says some very controversial things he may be a part of this country’s saving grace someday.

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    As much as I hate to say it, but yes Donald Trump should be allowed to have his own Twitter account. As controversial as his account may be he does ho…

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  • Leia from Mississippi

    Remember that Trump is the President of the United States. We have basic freedoms in this country, This is one of those freedoms. Social media may not always be a good thing, but it is an American right to be able to use these tools as he or she sees fit.

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  • Natalia from Texas

    Yes, the United States President should have the right to use his personal social media account, Twitter; however there should be rules put in place so that his tweets do not offend anybody nor should it put the United Sates in any harm. His tweets have offended many people, and because of his tweets he has made an image of himself not being fit for the role of a leader. Personally, I do not think he should be allowed to post disturbing, unintelligent, and purposefulness tweets,so there should be more restrictions on his tweets since he is not considered a “political figure”.

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    • Liam from Kentucky

      I agree. Except for one point: I believe that just because he is the President doesn’t mean he isn’t protected by the first amendment.

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  • Elizabeth from Louisiana

    Yes, I believe that President Trump should be allowed access to his own Twitter account while in office, under the condition that it is monitored, or “filtered” before pressing the post button. Many of the things that our president posts onto his twitter account are usually extremely derogatory and unprofessional, and this is what persuades me to believe that his post should be “filtered” beforehand. Donald Trump is a political figure for our country and with that, comes a certain authority. So with that being said, it would show an extreme lack of authority and unfairness if people were to take away the president’s freedom of speech. I understand that every citizen is granted this right, but what he posts onto his twitter account not only effects his political career negatively, it also has a negative impact on our country and the way people view it. The president should not be calling out other influential people on Twitter the way that he does, and he most certainly should not be declaring war onto other countries through social media. Donald Trump represents our country, so this means that he is supposed to be professional, and the way he utilizes his social media account is extremely unprofessional. I believe that his tweets should be monitored, but I also realize that this is extremely inequitable and even impossible, everyone is entitled to have freedom of speech, and he is most certainly no exception to that.

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  • noah from North Carolina

    What the president tweets is not the reason for our dispute with North Korea. These problems have been around for longer than just president Trump’s time in office. He has the same rights that anyone else has , including his freedom of speech.

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  • Levi from North Carolina

    Yes because its just twitter and no matter if he’s the president he’s a free man that can do what he wants, plus the only people who don’t like the tweets are just people who don’t agree of him.

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  • Megan from Nebraska

    Constitutional rights remain Constitutional rights no matter the office to which a person is elected. As long as POTUS’s speech falls within the First Amendment (e.g. not including slander or inciting a mob), it remains within his Constitutional rights. The true debate should lie elsewhere. For example: what is the responsibility of the President on social media? And, should he not meet the expectations of that responsibility, does the fault lie with the elected official, the process through which he was elected, the constituents who voted, or, even, the constituents who failed to vote?

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  • Chase from North Carolina

    I feel that President Trump should be given the right to use twitter and give his opinion about anything of his choosing. He shares his point of view on things and people like how he is open and creates more of a bond with his voters.

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  • carsen from North Carolina

    I believe that the president should not be prohibited to have a twitter account. He may tweet opinions that people will disagree with but, it should not be treated as a double standard. Donald Trump is our president and he will run our Country some may take offense to his tweets but, they should not base his abilities and character off of his posts. If he was not the president the tweets would not have been taken to such a dramatic extent.

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    I believe that the president should not be prohibited to have a twitter account. He may tweet opinions that people will disagree with but, it should n…

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  • Kevin from Florida

    Yes, but someone needs to screen them before they are posted. He has to be careful what is posted so it doesn’t lead to North Korea or others thinking we are declaring war if we are not.

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    Yes, but someone needs to screen them before they are posted. He has to be careful what is posted so it doesn’t lead to North Korea or others thinking…

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  • Vincent from California

    Past presidents have had access to their Twitter while in office, so Trump should have his as well, no matter how unpopular he is.

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  • Ryan from Texas

    President Trump may tweet things that are outlandish and sometimes appear to be nonsensical, but as an American citizen, he has a right to his own social media. Granted, he would do well to exercise more caution in what he decides to tweet as the President of the U.S.; however, the fact remains that he, just like any of us, should be able to do what he wants with his twitter account. This freedom of speech is protected in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights, a document that plays a central role in defining what it means to be an American. Trump tweets things that are irrational or inflammatory because he knows that they will incite a reaction from the American public. If the people stopped giving him the attention he craves, then he would have no more reason to tweet the things he does. Despite the fact that he does not have a sense of internet etiquette, he still deserves the right to his own twitter account.

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  • Alexander from Illinois

    Yes, I do think he should have access to his Twitter feed. I also think he should think before he tweets. To deny him access when he has not broken Twitters Terms and Conditions is something Twitter could easily be sued over. In addition, I do like being able to get Trumps thoughts from Trump himself, not the media. Still, he needs to learn subtlety.

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  • Luke from Ohio

    While I personally think he may have done damage to his agenda on multiple occasions and others believe it is beneficial because of increased transparency, it doesn’t matter. The president is a citizen and, as long as he is not exposing classified information, he has the right to broadcast his opinions like everyone else. If we allow or disallow his use of social media based on whether or not we like the results we are falling into a trap in which any speech can be censored based on subjective feelings. The debate is not whether it is effective. If it was there are good arguments on both sides (transparency and being able to tell his side of the story vs. isolating people and contradicting staff members). The argument is whether he should be allowed to have a twitter, and the answer is, yes, he should be legally allowed to have one. Twitter, as a private corporation has the right to kick him out but the government does not, assuming he doesn’t violate any cyber rules that would apply to anyone else.

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  • Shelby from New Mexico

    I do believe it is inappropriate that he tweets but it’s not the fact he’s tweeting, it’s what he is tweeting that is inappropriate. He is our leader and I do believe most the things he tweets is what makes him such a big conversation around the world. Go ahead have Twitter but I do believe there should be a ‘no list’, only because he is a man many look too and rely on. For example I once saw a tweet in his words “what’s the point in flamingos, they’re just gay pink birds.” Now that can be looked at in many different ways and offend people in many different ways. It is expected from a high schooler like my self but not a millionaire president.

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  • Matthew from Florida

    Donald Trump has a right to free speech just like any other American, just because he is president dosent mean this should be taken away. Although he may say rash and brazen things often, he has a fundamental right to do so. If you don’t support what he tweets don’t reelect him in 2020. If you begin to let the goverment define what speech is ok you begin to limit the spread of ideas and begin to destroy the fabric that our democratic republic was founded upon.

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  • Mark from Michigan

    It is absolutely ludicrous to say that just because someone is saying something you don’t agree with or you think is weird, doesn’t mean that he gets his free speech rights to be undermined. There’s this thing called the bills of rights and the very first right guaranteed to the people is the right to say anything you want without the government censoring your speech. Think about it. If we allowed Trump’s twitter account to be shut down, then what could these lead to. It could lead to mass censorship of American’s speech, which is a huge 1st amendment violation.

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  • Varun from California

    It’s important to remember that nearly every other member of Congress and the Executive Branch operates a private Twitter account, including former President Obama, and that an @POTUS account exists for the use of the President.
    No complaints have been made about other politicians’ use of private twitter accounts. The @POTUS account simply retweets @realDonaldTrump, @VP, and @FLOTUS; if President Trump were prevented from using @realDonaldTrump, he would likely continue tweeting the same content on @POTUS. Pres. Trump switching to the official account from his private account would not please any of his detractors, all of which (currently) argue that the content of his tweets is harmful to the country.
    Since no other government official’s Twitter account is criticized and an official @POTUS account exists, the issue is not one of personal or private accounts but one of limiting the President’s speech.
    Most people agree that the President’s Twitter messages are often indiscreet at best and dangerous to national security at worst. Simply limiting President Trump’s access to the Twitter platform will not solve this issue; a plethora of ways to communicate with the public exist, and a simple call to the same news organizations that broadcast his tweets is always easy. If at some time a consensus is reached that the President’s public communications become a real threat to the safety and security of Americans, how can we limit his ability to endanger the nation?
    A Congressional censure would treat one of the causes of the issue of indiscretion rather than one of the symptoms. The media and other nations give the word of the President weight because they may be carried out in actions. An official condemnation of the word of the President from other members of government would reassure citizens and foreign countries that the other parts of government have no intention of carrying out the President’s word in action. This would remove much of the weight of the President’s tweets.

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  • Tigran from California

    Twitter is a social media and people cannot limit others, especially president in his office, to use it. Moreover, there’s no difference between using it in or our office, so the limitation looks useless.

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  • Kyle from New York

    While I absolutely support the President having a Twitter account, freedom of speech doesn’t mean he shouldn’t use common sense. He’s already in hot water solely because of his politics, he really needs to think before he posts, because his tweets only upset more people .

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    While I absolutely support the President having a Twitter account, freedom of speech doesn’t mean he shouldn’t use common sense. He’s already in hot w…

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  • Nicole from Kansas

    President Trump may tweet impulsively and quite irresponsibly, but he still has the right of free speech. If we want our first Amendment rights, our elected officials should receive the same freedoms. Just because someone tweeted something offensive and controversial, does not mean you can take their rights away. We must respect everyone’s right to speech, with limits, but the president has not committed any crimes or harmed anyone from a post. The media has decried anything and everything Trump has posted and has influenced certain tweets, which has influenced American’s views. In conclusion, every American is guaranteed freedom of speech, and Trump’s personal twitter is his way of executing his rights, and no one can take this away.

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  • Lan from North Carolina

    Well, of course, he should have the right to Tweet. The very purpose of social media today is to share ideas, opinions, and communicate with one another. No matter what kinds of opinions he may have that are offensive or hateful, he has the ability to exercise his right of freedom of speech, as promised in the First Amendment of our very own Constitution. Taking that right away from him just because he has disagreeable views or opinions would mean violation of the Constitution, the foundation of our own country.

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  • Alexis from Ohio

    Though Trump is president, he is still entitled to his first amendment rights of freedom of speech as an American citizen. Yes, his words may have more weight over our nation, and he may say or tweet “offensive” things but he has that right to express his opinion. To take away that right is unconstitutional, no matter what words he may utter.

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  • James from Montana

    Pretty sure the only REAL thing in danger from his Twitter use is his own political career. Just like others have stated, becoming POTUS does not mean you have to surrender your Constitutional Rights. If the President feels that the media is going to twist his words, he has an absolute right to send his own words directly to the people. If it costs him support of the voters, that is his problem.

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    Pretty sure the only REAL thing in danger from his Twitter use is his own political career. Just like others have stated, becoming POTUS does not mean…

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  • Marisela from Texas

    We as american all have a freedom of speech and when we vote we vote for the person we hope is the most responsible to make decisions for everyone. The president is an american as well and has all the same rights but like everything there are restrictions; especially with his job. I believe twitter allows him to communicate effectively to the public which could do good but also he should have restrictions in place such as blocking our enemies so they are not able to see his posts if they will continue to cause trouble. The point of peace Is to comprimise with each other and if the president cant say something nice then he should say nothing at all. So yes he should have his twitter with restrictions.

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    We as american all have a freedom of speech and when we vote we vote for the person we hope is the most responsible to make decisions for everyone. Th…

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  • Melissa from New York

    President Trump in many ways, is like all of us- he is a human being with natural rights. Whether we as a country choose to believe it or not, Trump is not so different from the rest of us as he may appear. Everyone is entitled to freedom of speech. It is how you use that freedom of speech that ultimately matters, but nonetheless, we are all entitled to it. Trump can not be denied his right to use his Twitter account because that would be a violation of his freedom of speech. Therefore, it would be better to counsel Trump on how to use his voice for good, rather than simply revoking the privilege of an account. Deleting his account could possibly cause an even larger controversy.

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  • Mark from Utah

    why does it matter that he has a twitter account. It allows for people who don’t get to see Trumps opinion on tv or other places to keep caught up on what he is doing.

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  • Abby from Utah

    While I think that every time that Trump gets on Twitter it is a complete disaster, it is still his right to be able to have it and say what he wants. He has freedom of speech, like everyone else. If there was a legal way that was fair to take it away I would be all for it, because he well on his way to starting WW3. But there is no legal way to do that and it would violate his rights, so I think that he should get to keep it, even when he says stupid stuff.

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  • Jeremy from Pennsylvania

    As unfavorable as his opinions might be, it is a boon to see how the president actually thinks of a situation and what might be going on behind the scenes in the government. It is one of our only ways to have a clear view of what goes on in the White House which is another advantage of the president updating twitter constantly. The information is also from a primary source which cannot be denied. People have to look past the presidents views and see the actual gift they have of the president tweeting, it is a window to the unknown.

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    As unfavorable as his opinions might be, it is a boon to see how the president actually thinks of a situation and what might be going on behind the sc…

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  • Kate from South Dakota

    Denying the President his private Twitter account is denying him of his First Amendment right. One can’t take away a constitutional right only because one may disagree with the speech that is being shared. President Trump also uses his personal Twitter account to better communicate with the American people. Unfortunately we live in a world where at times our citizens need to read news and information directly from our President, instead of the mainstream media, in order to be certain of what our President is really doing and saying.

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  • Thao from Oklahoma

    I don’t understand what’s the big deal with the president going to Twitter while he’s working. As long as he done a good job and finish with it, I’m okay. Plus, the president have the right to do whatever he want. Even if we disagree with him, let’s just look at ourself first before we say anything. 🙂

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  • Nikki from California

    All people, no matter their position, have the right to free speech and to express themselves. President Trump, even though he does appear to be our president, still is a person who we have to allow to use his first amendment rights. If we were to restrict President Trump from using Twitter to express himself, we would be opening a pathway for much worse methods of discrimination against other possibly less affluent people. Although Trump should try and stay away from Twitter because it hurts him, it is not something that the country itself can regulate.

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  • Bethany from Alabama

    The President has the right to have access to his personal social media accounts, because that is one of the modern ways of expressing freedom of speech. President Trump may occasionally make inappropriate comments that offend individuals or causes political tension, but he is a member of our society and has the right to make his opinions known through social media if that is how he chooses to do so, given to him by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

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  • Hayden from Texas

    Yes I believe he should. It is an easy way to let the common person know what’s going on in today’s world with their busy schedule, without having to look at the news. He also gets closer in touch with younger generations like myself. Even though he gets a lot of heat for having one, and sometimes says debatable things on social media, it is a very great idea.

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  • Cyera from Texas

    To deny the President the use of his Twitter account to express his thoughts and opinions would be to deny the President of his First Amendment Right. Censoring speech that we don’t agree with is not freedom of speech!

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  • Christian from Oregon

    The President’s right to freedom of speech must be preserved, just like it should with any American. We should also encourage a transparent and vocal White House, and social media is a good tool for that. However, it is extremely important that the words spoken to the world via internet are truthful, professional, honorable, and represent the core values of the American spirit well. Unfortunately, this is not exercised properly by the President, and we should not condone inappropriate social media use. Even so, we should encourage our leaders to be vocal and open about what is going on in the world- just in a honorable way.

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  • Amanda from Oregon

    The right to freedom of speech, Twitter is a form of expressing thoughts and opinions in words.

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  • Anthony from Texas

    He has the same rights as every other american. Yes he needs to think before he post, but he still has his freedom of speech just like the rest of us.

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  • Hunter from Montana

    I do not believe presidents should be banned from social media accounts because this is a great way to inform citizens about what is going on at the federal level. However, President Trump’s twitter account has only divided the nation, caused hate, and initiated international conflicts. When you are the president of the United States you take on tremendous responsibilities. For starters, you speak on behalf of all U.S. citizens and must push personal opinions aside, to promote the general welfare of the Nation. I consider many of Trump’s tweets to be unprofessional and unpresidential. Twitter has allowed president Trump to engage in personal conflicts with other world leaders and has begun to affect the nation dramatically. Due to his immaturity to maintain a professional and credible Twitter account as president I believe he should remove his Twitter account to prevent future conflicts. Future presidents should learn from Trump’s social media mistakes and hopefully let this be the last time Americans feel this burden of embarrassment from government ambassadors.

    P.S. If a child at a daycare was given a ruler, because everyone else received a ruler, and the child began hitting other children with the ruler. The teacher would remove the ruler from the child’s possession, to prevent future conflict with the ruler.
    Ruler- Twitter Account
    Teacher- U.S. Citizens and voters
    Child- President Trump

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    • Benjamin from Pennsylvania

      “Teacher- U.S. Citizens and voters.” Wait so the citizens are going to take Trump’s account away? I don’t think they can ;P

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    • Benjamin from Pennsylvania

      “… initiated international conflicts …” (Hunter) – What do you mean by this? Has he started a war? Just curious 😉
      Btw what would you say if he used Twitter correctly? Just curious. I think here it’s really just an issue of Trump being immature, not Twitter being bad. You can’t stop Trump from acting the way he is just by taking his Twitter account away.

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      “… initiated international conflicts …” (Hunter) – What do you mean by this? Has he started a war? Just curious 😉
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    • Siegen from Texas

      1. You fail to provide any quantification that Trump’s tweets have affected the nation “dramatically”. You also fail to cite any specific tweets that you deem “immature”, nor do you even attempt to give a general justification for your impression that his body of tweets are “unpresidential”. No, your words do not speak for themselves and those labels are subjective. Not an argument.

      2. This is analogy about rulers in daycare isn’t even close to valid. “Hitting other children with a ruler” is an act of physical violence. Not only do you fail to provide an example of a malicious tweet from the President that might approach equivalency to physical violence, but you seem to give no justification for why any words in a tweet should ever be viewed as violence. This concept of words=violence is a terrifyingly Orwellian mindset that the United States cannot ever entertain in its legal system.

      Furthermore, your comparison of Trump to a child in daycare is just petty. It’s not clever or original, nor does it give due respect to the office of President.

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    • Meseret from Washington

      While I also believe that Trump should have his right as an American citizen to have freedom of speech, I believe he has gone too far with his Twitter account. As the president of our country, he should be leading by example; he is representing our country and the people in it. If he keeps doing behaving unprofessionally on his Twitter, the world will not take the United States very seriously; we will become a laughingstock. This is why I believe Trump should remove his Twitter account.

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  • Destinee from Oklahoma

    He should just stick to being the president.

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  • Sienna from Michigan

    I believe that, by having access to his Twitter account, President Trump is putting the United States in danger. Life is a core democratic value and I feel that my life is in jeopardy knowing that Trump can “declare war” against North Korea via Twitter.

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    • Lydia from Wisconsin

      Sienna – I agree with you. However, he does have the freedom of speech, like any other American. To fix this issue, Trump should gain permission to tweet certain things about our government or other countries. He can post ridiculous comments against celebrities and claim “fake news”, but declaring war via social media should be something that is monitored by someone else in case his tweet could end up putting us in danger.

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  • Shira from Michigan

    As much as I believe in free speech, the leader of our country should not have a separate platform other than his professional account as long as he remains in office. As President Trump often tweets blatantly offensive, provocative statements that have the potential to create tensions within and outside of America, his personal account should be suspended to prevent potential fallout. While he is in office, he has a responsibility to put forth a professional, diplomatic image. His personal Twitter account disregards this image and provokes chaos and outrage. This is not to say that Trump should not be allowed free speech, but past demonstrations of Trump’s capability to provoke important figures over Twitter have proved to be extremely detrimental to our country’s well-being. Trump’s personal Twitter account should not be in effect as long as he has a duty to protect and provide for the United States.

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    • Benjamin from Pennsylvania

      I agree that he has been abusing it’s use. Out of curious though, what would you say if he used it correctly? Because I think is he does that, it can be a great way to reach the people, as it already has been (when used correctly).

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  • Cherie from Washington

    While I do believe in freedom of speech, Donald Trump is also the president, which means he must be mindful of his words and actions, and take on certain responsibilities — a fact which he should have known from the moment he decided to run for office. If he were more capable of self-censoring, then I would believe that he has as much right to social media as anyone else. I firmly believe in open and honest communication in democracy. However, Trump has a tendency to be highly controversial and offensive in his twitter feed. And if North Korea believes that Trump has declared war, formally or informally, then they may very well act on that belief. I believe that taking measures to prevent a war, and potentially save many lives, takes precedence over free speech. All in all, President Trump must remember that by becoming president, he has become the voice of this nation, and is responsible for speaking for ALL Americans, and thus must be careful what he says.

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  • Angela from Texas

    I believe that the freedom of speech is important and is one of the backbone’s of this country. However, Donald Trump has no sense of control over his words which is something that I think a president should have. Yes, he is free to speak his mind but it can surely be done in a less hateful manner. I think he should have limited access to his Twitter account and have others monitoring his account to prevent him from saying hateful things on impulse.

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  • Darcy from Colorado

    The importance of freedom of speech in America is very clear, however privately owned associations like Twitter have the right to ban certain people who break the established rules of the website. A president should refrain from using a personal social media account to briefly post controversial ideas, such as the way Donald Trump states “….likewise, billions of dollars gets brought into Mexico through the border. We get the killers, drugs & crime, they get the money!” (quoted from a tweet July 13, 2015). This especially should not occur on a private social media organization because Trump actively breaks the “no harassment” and “no threats” rules. The ability to post on twitter is a privilege, not a right.
    Donald Trump’s campaign, no matter how controversial, can be related to how Ronald Reagan was a renowned actor before applying for office. Without the possibility of the use of social media like twitter, Reagan was unable to speak freely without the use of speeches and news reporting. Even without social media, his prior fame assisted in his original election, and some people find that controversial given the fact that people admired his looks and acting abilities instead of focusing on his techniques as a president. Republicans report that his policies are overlooked because he was “extremely handsome” and a “physically vibrant guy”. Reagan and Trump are similar in the way that both are famous due to celebrity, not political skill. Twitter increased this controversy for Donald Trump because candidates could use their fame and fortune to encourage others to see only one side of the short debates on Twitter. Those with less followers and less of a voice on social media had a disadvantage, though most of the attention on Twitter was negative attention. Without the ability to use Twitter, there would be a more equal playing field for all candidates in the future.
    Donald Trump’s frequent use of Twitter is similar to the philosophical concept of “bully pulpit”, introduced by Theodore Roosevelt. The overuse of the ability to give speeches is simplified by Trump’s use of Twitter to try and address the American people as a whole. To Roosevelt, a leader was someone who spoke in front of the public, and Roosevelt even refused to stop a speech, though he was shot by an assassin. Trump, however, uses the ease and convenience of social media to state controversial topics, and rarely has speeches except at campaign rallies, which were rarely scripted. Roosevelt would not approve of Trump’s approach to communicating with the public because of Roosevelt’s appreciation for the truth. The fact that Trump does not lead to express the truth, and only leads to divide those within our country is a distasteful use of “bully pulpit”. Without Twitter, Trump would have less of a chance to thoughtlessly encourage this divide.
    Another example of something similar would be Franklin D. Roosevelt’s use of “Fireside chats”. The fireside chats were to communicate with the general public in a calm and collected manner, and the fireside chats “offered voters a chance to receive information unadulterated by newspaper proprietors’ bias” (Douglas B. Craig). These were extensive conversations used to properly educate the general public, not used to make short, controversial statements less than 140 characters. If our president Donald Trump were truly interested in utilizing his right to free speech, he would speak out about important ideas through more meaningful ways, not through a personal Twitter account.

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  • Ava from Michigan

    I think that Trump shouldn’t have his Twitter account during presidency because he has posted rude tweets in the past. These rude posts are offensive, immature and non-professional, from calling peoples names to swearing.

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  • Brittani from Missouri

    no trump should not have access to his personal twitter account simply because he has no common sense. i say that with respect but he doesnt. no president should. they post their personal beliefs and it should be a very impersonal job. one must have passion for their job but they president should serve the people not him or herself

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    no trump should not have access to his personal twitter account simply because he has no common sense. i say that with respect but he doesnt. no presi…

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  • Ashlind from Montana

    I don’t believe fully that it should be taken away completely, because yes, it does inform the people on what is going on in the world. Donald Trump’s account has really been dividing us as a nation and really we don’t need that, we are supposed to be one as a nation. The President has a huge job in showing what America is for all of the citizens that occupy it, a lot of President Trump’s tweets are just unprofessional and very childish for my liking. If he were to inform the people in a more Presidential way that is fantastic! But a lot of what he is doing and causing a lot of drama within the nation. He proceeds to do immature things on his account so therefore if he isn’t going to be mature and act like what an American President should act then we should not allow him to have it. I hope that other presidents after learn from this and will not allow the American people to be embarrassed about who they have chosen to be the leader of our country ever again.

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  • Jordan from Montana

    I don’t think that he should use his personal twitter account for issues with other counties. Let me explain. A personal twitter account, or any personal social media account should be used for sharing whats going on in your life to share with family and friends that you don’t get to see on a regular basis. You have these personal accounts to share with your friends and family so they can keep up with you and your lives. So when President Trump uses his for targeting other countries and trying to start what I would call drama is not very professional. Okay some of you who disagree might say that you like that he is open about the situation and it is good for the the president to speak his mind but that is not what he should use his twitter for. What Trump is doing is letting the “enemy”, forsay see what he is saying about them and that causing them to get mad. I don’t know about you but I believe that a personal social media account is for keeping your family updated on how you are doing and what’s going on in your life, not for something that could one day cause a “war”. I do also agree that nowadays social media is how millions of people say what’s on their minds and get what they want to out there. I think maybe if he didn’t act like a child and say childish things and say offensive things would make him a more likeable president. I am stuck in the middle of both sides. I like that he speaking his mind and open about it but I think that he should think about what he is going to say before he says it. Think before you speak. I like how he is out there and letting the citizens of America see what he has to say but he could say things a little more professionally.

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  • Cornelius from South Carolina

    I do not think that Donald Trump should have access to his twitter account while in office. He is too arrogant and makes the absurd comments towards anyone he sees fit. Now that he is in power, he has lost all control over his actions on witter. This is seriously dangerous for the citizens of the United States because he antagonizes other countries and tries to provoke them. I do not believe he should be openly harassing other people it is not a good look for him or the United States.

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  • Sabria from Georgia

    No I don’t think President Trump should be allowed to have a twitter account. First of all its distracting for him as president. He should be worried about the issues the United States have instead of tweeting on twitter. As you can see he had used his Twitter account irresponsible. The only thing Trump account is reliable for is disaster and causing drama with other countries. Right now the last thing our country need is drama.

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    No I don’t think President Trump should be allowed to have a twitter account. First of all its distracting for him as president. He should be worried …

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  • Madison from New York

    I believe that President Trump should not have access to twitter because it allows him to personally interact in mostly negative ways with other users. Allowing president Trump to use twitter either should be banned or limited due to his high ranking position in the government.

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  • Olivia from Texas

    Donald Trump has proven himself to be a socially driven individual whom utilizes social media to express his opinions, both in and outside of office. As the President of the United States, Trump should be held to higher standards than the rest of the population. Whether or not Donald Trump is qualified to be the President is a subjective topic, yet the ability for him to post freely on his Twitter account proves itself to be harmful to the nation, therefore qualifying that there be restrictions placed upon his use of social media. There is no doubt that social media is an effective medium in which news can be delivered, but it is necessary that Donald Trump has only limited access to his account, or that there be boundaries on the subject matter of his content, in which should also have to be verified accurate before becoming public.

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  • Abdulhadi from Louisiana

    Instead of being on twitter he should focus on the problems we have going on in the United States.

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  • India from Louisiana

    While I do acknowledge that the President has first amendment rights, his right to freely post on twitter should probably be revoked – mainly for safety reasons. In the last century, the Supreme Court has ruled concerning freedom of speech (specifically Gitlow v. New York and Schenck v. United States). President Trump hasn’t advocated for a forcible overthrow of the government or spoken against war efforts, but Gitlow, Schenck, and now Mr. Trump, were/are all exercising their rights in a time of heightened international tensions. The Court has said that the federal government has the right to limit free speech that can cause danger and illegal activity.

    Most are aware of the conflict between the US and North Korea. About a month ago, Trump called Kim Jong-In “Rocket man” and said if Korea’s foreign minister “echoes thoughts of rocket man, they won’t be around much longer!” The foreign minister thought President Trump declared war, and potentially could have put the American people in danger if North Korea decided to act. Whether Trump meant to or not, his reckless use of Twitter has violated Supreme Court ruling and he should deal with the consequences. HE’S NOT ABOVE THE LAW!

    In conclusion, yes – the president has the right to freedom of speech, but he also has the responsibility of protecting the American people AND obeying the law (Supreme Court). His social media use has almost put the country in danger, and therefore should be taken away.

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  • Ruby from New York

    While I realize that some see Trump’s Twitter account as his right to free speech, they forget there is a limit to this rule. Many have been banned or blocked from Twitter, and that is not a breach of the First Amendment. In Schenck v. the United States, the Supreme Court ruled that the First Amendment can be suspended in instances of “clear and present danger”–and it is my opinion that Trump’s Twitter account is doing exactly that. The danger has already shown itself when North Korea took offense at Trump’s Tweets, and it seems like Trump isn’t going to stop those offensive comments anytime soon.

    People also forget that there is already a POTUS Twitter account, meant specifically for the President of the United States to use (hence the “POTUS” acronym). Being President means giving up parts of your past life, and I don’t think President Trump has quite realized this yet. Having two accounts is allowing him to have a sort of “double life” where he can act like the President on one account, but then turn around and act like entrepreneur Donald Trump on another account, leading to contrasting statements from the White House and Trump. I think because Trump doesn’t seem to have any intentions of stopping his sometimes belligerent statements on a medium that allows everyone worldwide to see them, our president should do as the previous president and only post using the official account.

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  • Riley from Oklahoma

    No, I don’t think he should because he could say something super offensive and make the people/states angry.

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  • John from Michigan

    As the president of the United States, Trump is representing us, and his words are to be our words in the eyes of all outside of the country. I don’t believe that Trump’s unfiltered Twitter is accurately representing what the US represents. Trump uses his Twitter to slander and insult, to threaten and bemoan, and treats nothing he does with dignity and courteous intelligence. I think that a president should be dignified and have respect, and I think with Trump’s twitter, the opposite is happening. So, maybe the president should be allowed to keep his Twitter, just so long as everything he tweets gets filtered to have credibility, sense, and dignity (three things it so far seems he is lacking).

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  • Katie from Kansas

    I do not believe that the president should have access to his twitter because he will be creating more problems than there already is for the country.

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  • Mary from Kansas

    I don’t think Trump should have it in office. He is suppose to be working in the office not on twitter twitting things about people and twitting things that are being said about other places or things that happen. Trump shouldn’t have the ability to have twitter in office that should just be a rule for him while he is in the office.

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  • cesar from Texas

    President Trump should have access to his personal Twitter while in office because he can, everybody can that’s why it was created to connect people. He might not be doing that but it is us that give him the attention and that’s worst.

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  • ronnie from Michigan

    No, President Trump should not have access to his personal Twitter account. His tweets gets get him in trouble and it can be a used to him while he is in court and it could be security threat. This could be used to find out where he is located and this could potentially lead to an attack from North Korea.

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  • valeria from Michigan

    to be honest i really don’t care about what he do with his life i don’t even worry about mines i just think that he shouldn’t be threat north Korea in the first place. in just think that he don’t need a twitter or any other social platform. he is not a normal person like me or nay other famous person and our life is depending on what he saying and what he is doing and just the fact that he is saying that we are starting a war or threating north Korea is just not exeptable of his part. i think that he don’t need any platform because he has alto of people on his side at the end of the day he is going to find out whats going on in the world

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  • Destiny from Michigan

    I​ ​believe​ ​that​ ​Trump​ ​should​ ​not​ ​be​ ​able​ ​to​ ​use​ ​his​ ​Twitter​ ​account​ ​at​ ​this​ ​point​ ​in​ ​time.​ ​​ ​Although
    he​ ​has​ ​the​ ​freedom​ ​of​ ​speech,​ ​the​ ​President​ ​is​ ​abusing​ ​this​ ​right.​ ​As​ ​a​ ​citizen​ ​of​ ​the​ ​United
    States,​ ​he​ ​has​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​use​ ​social​ ​media​ ​as​ ​he​ ​pleases.​ ​However,​ ​when​ ​the​ ​inappropriate
    use​ ​puts​ ​my​ ​life​ ​and​ ​other​ ​United​ ​States​ ​residents​ ​in​ ​danger,​ ​the​ ​privilege​ ​should​ ​be​ ​revoked.​ ​I
    believe​ ​his​ ​inappropriate​ ​use​ ​of​ ​Twitter​ ​is​ ​putting​ ​my​ ​life​ ​in​ ​jeopardy.​ ​I,​ ​along​ ​with​ ​other​ ​citizens,
    have​ ​the​ ​Core​ ​Democratic​ ​Value​ ​of​ ​Life,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​should​ ​have​ ​a​ ​say​ ​in​ ​whether​ ​or​ ​not​ ​this​ ​puts
    our​ ​lives​ ​in​ ​danger.

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  • Miya from Michigan

    I think Trump shouldn’t have access to his twitter account while being president. I think this because our president should have separation from the citizens. Trump being on social media makes him look non professional or like he’s just an ordinary person in the United States. I Also think Trump shouldn’t have access to his twitter because it is causing the United States way too many unnecessary problems. Trump’s opinion on things should be expressed privately and through his actions, not in a tweet. All of this connects to liberty. Yes, every citizen has the right of liberty which gives you the right to express your opinions openly and in public, but as our president I feel he should use his rights wisely and in the mindset that he has a country to lead.

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  • Brooklyn from Michigan

    I am a person who strongly believes in the freedom of speech. But, I believe Donald Trump abuses his access to his personal twitter account. From the way he insults the leader of another country, or the way he created his new word “covfefe”, to the way he flat out has made inappropriate comments on his account. As the President of our country he should be making debates in a more appropriate and mature way rather than on a social media account.
    Ever since his presidential campaign had begun he used his twitter as a way to make indirect comments, partake in debates/arguments, and making destructive comments. As the POTUS he has a higher role than the rest of the users on the mobile app. I believe at this point in time the president should have his privilege of a personal twitter account provoked.

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    I am a person who strongly believes in the freedom of speech. But, I believe Donald Trump abuses his access to his personal twitter account. From the …

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  • Makenna from Michigan

    I feel as if while Trump is in office, that he should be able to have a twitter account so long as he doesn’t take his tweets so far as to endangering the United States. If he was using it to say positive things about the country that he runs, that would be okay. But in this case he is not, he cannot just declare war over social media against another country. Yes, he does have freedom of speech just as everyone else in the U.S. does, but if he is going to take advantage of his twitter and threaten other countries and not put The United States safety first, he should not be able to have an active twitter account while in office.

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  • Kenzi from Pennsylvania

    If the president is making law and taking action, over social media, he shouldn’t be president. He’s in office where he can communicate with officials and make things happen, like a real president.

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  • amia from Kansas

    As a citizen, Trump has the right to have a Twitter account, however, his abuse off this app is means to take it away. He breaks the apps policies by making harsh statements against multiple peoples, “declares” war on North Korea, and make false statements. If he does not have the maturity to type up a few characters, he should not have it.

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  • Mei from Michigan

    Legally, Donald Trump is allowed to have a personal Twitter account, but for the safety of our country and other countries around the world, he shouldn’t have one. There is now the real and terrifying possibility that his tweets could lead to an outbreak of war, and endangering the lives of millions of people is too high of a price to pay for one man’s tweets. If he can’t start acting in accordance to the responsibility of being the president, we need to take steps to protect ourselves for the common good.

    (Sidenote: it’s very telling that many people are comparing the behavior of Trump, the president of the United States, to the behavior of little children in preschool who don’t know how to behave. The man is 71 years old. He needs to do better.)

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  • Hannah from Michigan

    President Trump shouldn’t be able to have access to his personal Twitter account while he is in office because due to his position, the stakes are too high if he makes a mistake; and looking at the tweets regarding North Korea, he has shown that his unfiltered opinions are too undependable when it comes to our nation’s safety. Let me elaborate. As a citizen of the United States, the Bill of Rights allows Donald Trump the right of free speech and by extension, the right to run his own twitter account. However, as the President of the United States, Donald Trump is no ordinary citizen. He serves as the leader of the United States of America and as our international representative. When he tweets his opinions regarding international affairs, they may be taken seriously by other countries. When nations such as North Korea interpret President Trump’s tweets as a declaration of war, he puts the people of the United States in danger. This is not fair to us. As the President, he should not be allowed to continue jeopardizing the well-being of his citizens. It is one thing to simply tweet bold opinions–but by risking security, safety, and international relations–this has gone to far. Also, he has no need for a personal account anyways. There’s a reason we have an official President of the United States of America twitter account (@POTUS)…

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  • Emma from Michigan

    I do not think Trump should have access to his personal twitter account because, while it may be offering us an “unfiltered” look at the president, I don’t think it does our country any good in the eyes of other countries (i.e. The “war” started by Trump via twitter). He consistently posts contradictions to other White House officials, then has to back peddle and take them down (i.e. Banning trans people from the military). I also think that with his twitter he is slowly (or quickly depending on your views) destroying any validity he had as a president, as he posts incorrect and immature posts (i.e. anything involving “fake news”)

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  • Cameron from Michigan

    As of right now, Donald Trump has done nothing but cause problems using his Twitter account. While we do have “freedom of speech” in our country, this speech can be limited if it endangers or incites violence in others. If he can’t keep control over his Twitter account it should be taken away. As one of my friends in class said, “He’s our freaking president and he should act like one”. He has the responsibility for protecting all of us and if his twitter impedes this responsibility then it should be taken away.

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  • Jon from Michigan

    If Trump’s tweets are causing tensions to rise and possibly cause violent conflict between the US and North Korea, then I think for the good of the people he should not have access to posting, or at least have his tweets reviewed and censored accordingly. Free speech is only applicable if it complies with time, place, and manner. If he wishes to make comments that jeopardize the country, it should not be on social media, but in a diplomatic discussion with North Korea.

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  • Emily from Michigan

    I don’t think that Trump should have access to his twitter account because he has no filter or boundaries, which everybody has clearly seen since the presidential primaries. His twitter account has been the major source of our issues and the major source of what sparks all the protests. Him having access to his twitter account is like America’s fate into a war, and no one knows just what type of war we might engage in, which is even more frightening.

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  • Kaneka from Michigan

    His priority should be serving his people, not indulging himself in posting his personal opinions and criticism all over the place. The presidential position is not supposed to be used as a way of getting millions of people to pay you even more attention than you already attract to yourself. In a sense, Trump makes himself look like a popularity-thirsty teenager. And the majority of his posts are not inspiring or appropriate for him being the president.

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  • Breanna from Kansas

    In my opinion, President Trump should not have access to his personal Twitter account while in office. I don’t think he should have access to it because he tends to not fully think about what he is tweeting. Since he does this, his tweets can often be misunderstood. President Trump tweeted, “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!” North Korea’s Foreign Minister interpreted that as Trump was declaring war on North Korea. North Korea’s Foreign Minister spoke to reporters saying, “Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to make all self-defensive countermeasures, including the right to shoot down the United States strategic bombers at any time even when they are not yet inside the aerospace border of our country.” This comment frustrates me because since Donald Trump tweeted that, the Foreign Minister of North Korea says that they have every right to shoot down our military. As a sister of a deployed soldier, that frightens me. My brother couldn’t tell us where his next mission was, so for all we know, he could be out where it’s an easy target for North Korea. My family and I have more to worry about now, because of our president’s tweet.

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  • Olivia from Kansas

    I don’t think Trump should have access to his personal Twitter while in office because of what can be said and read the wrong way. Trump has a unique personality. He says exactly what he is thinking, no matter who or what the subject is. It is just who he is. Trump used this to his advantage during the election as well. He wasn’t going to let anyone tell him no. His tweet towards North Korea was unnecessary. I feel that Trump should only be able to use his POTUS Twitter account. That way it can be monitored and thought about before it is officially out to the public. President Trump should be able to tell when his tweets have gone too far.

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  • Kylinn from Kansas

    I do not think that the president should have access to his twitter because it complicates things way too much. Things can often be misinterpreted through words. When you don’t hear how things are said you can take it differently because the social cues aren’t the same through electronics. North Korea is accusing Trump of declaring war because of him stating that “North Korea won’t be around much longer”. This can be taken in the wrong way very quickly and since he said that now Korea is armed and ready for battle even though he might not even be meaning that we’re going to kill them or that we are even looking for war. Everyone is begging Trump to just quit tweeting, but he says that he won’t. Trump’s account seems like it’s his way of venting and in a way talking behind people’s backs and he is often seen acting like a child through social media. It’s almost like he’s trying to start a fight. Many people see Twitter as a way to openly communicate to a large group of people in a quick manner and some are saying that it’s good that he can talk to the citizens. The problem is that he’s “telling his side of the story” and that’s a very childish way to go about things. It’s making a big problem and controversy. It isn’t worth it to draw the attention to Trump and his Twitter when there are more important things going on around the world. This is something that could be fixed very easily by just putting his thoughts somewhere that isn’t all over the internet for everyone to see. There are people that are losing their homes or others who don’t even have clean drinking water and everyone is too busy worrying about what Trump might say that gets us all killed just because of a misinterpretation.

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    I do not think that the president should have access to his twitter because it complicates things way too much. Things can often be misinterpreted thr…

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  • Selene from Colorado

    It just doesn’t seem right for President Trump to use his Twitter account.

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  • Gabrielle from Oklahoma

    I think he shouldn’t.

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    • Sara from Michigan

      Yes. You are correct. Indeed.

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    • Ryan from Michigan

      Gabrielle, your response, brief to say the least, but really hits home.

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  • nick from Kansas

    In my opinion the president of the United States of America should not be allowed to post his personal stuff on social media. I mean yeah its his twitter its his life but him saying north korea wont be around much longer is putting americans lifes in danger. he can sinply keep those kinds of thoughts to himself instead of putting millions of peoles lifes in danger.

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  • Michael from Kansas

    I myself believe that President Trump or any president shouldn’t have a personal twitter account. Reasons behind this, for example, are the threats to North Korea. This action is unacceptable putting our country at risk of nuclear war considering our relationship with the country. CNN reported that Kim Jong Un spoke out against Trumps Idiocracy at the UN meeting in New York about how any contact from any air base will be shot down if close to the air zone. The situations we are being put in by this one Twitter account is a danger to our country and people. It needs to be removed immediately or put to national use instead of personal use.

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  • Dakota from Kansas

    Trump shouldn’t be allowed to tweet while in Office because it starts little things that we don’t need until things in North Korea get settled.

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  • Pryce from Kansas

    Trump is the leader of the free world, he should not need twitter to get his point across. If he truly wants to say something, I believe he will in the most honest way he can and not feel bad about it. North Korea who is always been trigger happy thought he declared war. That should be enough to get him to back off the account until he is out of office.

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    Trump is the leader of the free world, he should not need twitter to get his point across. If he truly wants to say something, I believe he will in th…

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  • Alaina from Kansas

    I think the main point of this question is; Trump is an American citizen so he should have the right to his own Twitter account. But, Trump is not a “normal” citizen. He is the President of the United States. If Trump did not act so unprofessionally, like a middle school girl, then I would say “yeah, sure, go for it” but he does. As a citizen, I am embarrassed by what he puts on Twitter. I think Twitter is a great social media way to spread the news. That being said, there should be an advisor or a White House representative that monitors/controls what is being put out there. Trump should not have direct access to his Twitter to save a lot of embarrassment for himself ad to prevent future conflicts.

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  • Hailee from Kansas

    Everyone has their right to social media, freedom of speech, and their own opinion, but I believe Trump has gone too far with his Twitter account. Informing, and staying connected with our country and making a fool of yourself on the internet are totally different things.

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  • Nikki from Kansas

    I don’t think President Trump should be able to be allowed on twitter since it is putting our country in a bad position. He is not posting things that he should be. It also can become a huge distraction from his term and not allow him to get done what needs to get done. He may end up focusing more on the social media part rather than protecting our country. It is very disrespectful for Trump to be posting the things that he has been. Also his tweets can be misunderstood, for example someone or a group of people may think that he is passing hate or judgement to a certain culture, but he could mean something else. He is putting our lives in danger with everything that has bee said or will be said by him. He does have alot of power with him being the president and I think he is abusing his power and what he is able to do.

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  • Jillian from New York

    Although I do agree that everyone has the right to free speech, the extent that President Trump takes certain topics to isn’t right. He sheds light on topics that could be pushed to the side and doesn’t care to focus on things that should be taken care of. For example the current NFL debate on whether it is right that players have been taking a knee during the National Anthem. He is focusing more on the fact that they are taking a knee rather than the reasons behind them not getting up. Through the past few years there have been countless stories and articles on police brutality and the main reason for the NFL players opposition to standing for the National Anthem is solely based on the fact that so many American people that are of African American or Spanish descent and the minority community in general is being attacked for countless and pointless reasons. There have been almost 1000 fatal police shootings in America over the course of 2017 and it has continued to be that high in years past. In January of 2017 alone there was about 110 police killings according to a website called killedbypolice.net. The website was created on May 1st, 2013 and since then over 5,200 people have been killed by police and recorded on that website. Trayvon Martin, Eric garner and Michael brown are some of the many names that have been example of racial profiling and police brutality. The minority community has come together to revive the Black Lives Matter Movement to give respect to those people that have passed in such horrific ways and to save the future generations of minority children from having to witness or be a part of the abuse that has gone on for generations and generations. Our President, someone who is supposed to abide by the people, is more interested in the fact that these players like Colin Kaepernick, Malcolm Jenkins and Marquise Goodwin are kneeling instead of standing up for the National Anthem rather than trying to fix the problem of racism in this country. So instead of shedding light on a topic that is a very important matter to thousands and thousands of American people he feels it’s more important to focus on tweeting the players. This is one of the many reasons Trump completely bypasses important issues and maybe if his twitter account was taken away from him he could then tackle important issues like these.

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  • Trynitee from Ohio

    Twitter is a modern day form of bragging rights where some people may rant about how they are feeling or stay updated with the news. Twitter is not a toy that should be used to insult anyone or to complain about how awful this country is. America is supposed to be the beautiful, and little by little that beauty is decreasing. Freedom of speech is every citizen’s right, within reason. If a man walked into an airport and screamed bomb he would probably be arrested. So why is going on to a nationally used website and screaming war any different? Because he’s the president? Donald Trump is a man just like the rest of the world and he should not be held to a higher standard than anyone. If you’re going to throw a temper tantrum, do America a favor and keep it off of social media.

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  • Erin from California

    I personally do not think the President of our Great Nation should have personal access to his Twitter account. My personal opinion is that he should have a representative tweet on his behalf. If other countries see his tweets as unprofessional or maybe even declarations of war, they see our country as less of a power and not to be taken seriously.

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  • Mikah from Florida

    He is using/abusing his position in office and the large following he has on Twiter to spread mass hysteria and divide the citizens of the United States. This is ridiculous that he is even allowed to spread negativity on the form of informal and disrespectful tweets. Grow up Donald, grow up.

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  • Alexis from Texas

    Nowadays, social media is essentially used for making connections to friends and families, news, and other business purposes. In that case, i don’t believe in banning any current or future presidents from any part of social media because it gives them the opportunity to reach out to their citizens, informing them the political and federal news. However, President Trump goes further beyond within his social media account, Twitter, causing international conflicts and also hate. For Example, he tweeted, “Truly weird Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky reminds me of a spoiled brat without a properly functioning brain. He was a terrible at DEBATE!”. His tweet was very unprofessional and unpresidential, also making a bad impression on our country. As for a president, you are endowed to be fairly mature and responsible and to set aside your opinions. Being a witness of seeing Trump’s immature and unnecessary tweets, i believe his account should be deactivated to avoid any future conflicts then we already have and for the sake of the embarrassments he had put upon us.

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    Nowadays, social media is essentially used for making connections to friends and families, news, and other business purposes. In that case, i don’t be…

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  • Skye from Michigan

    I feel as though he shouldn’t be able to have access to his twitter account. The president is supposed to represent America and what we stand for, and Donald Trump isn’t doing that at all. Ranting on what people say about you on a presidential page isn’t what America is about. This is a pretty decent country and our 45th president is making us look ridiculous.

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    I feel as though he shouldn’t be able to have access to his twitter account. The president is supposed to represent America and what we stand for, and…

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  • Bronwyn from Oregon

    As President of the United States, and as an important public figure (presidency non-withstanding), Donald Trump has a responsibility to use the correct channels for his actions. Whether or not one agrees with his actions is irrelevant, the twitter account for the President is meant to be used by the President. In continuing to use his personal twitter account Donald Trump is setting the precedent that if one does not want to follow the prescribed account, one does not have to. One could use Donald Trumps account use as an extreme example of using a false online identity. Donald Trump is the President of the United States of America, and he should be proud of that fact.

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  • Sadie from Oregon

    The main issue isn’t with the President holding a social media account, but it involves his speech in general. While I’m sure we all love having an in-look on political matters, Trump’s words are vague and blunt, which allows people to interpret them however they want. One sentence will seem like empty words to one person, and come across as an attack to another. Hence why many are throwing fits over what he tweets, it’s because he enables it.
    His speeches are the same; short and never specific. This is one of the reasons he became so popular in the election – his words could mean whatever the audience wanted. (Which likely played a role in his success as a business man as well.) People choose to take him seriously, and choose to react to the extreme.
    Barrack Obama, while many have mixed views of him, could be professional with his speech. His speech was open to interpretation from the media and your typical conspiracy theorists, except he was still professional and dignified. Think what you might, Obama didn’t carelessly toss words into the air as Trump does. When discussing major issues such as war or immigration, one should tread lightly and ensure their point gets across.
    Donald Trump does not know how to tread lightly. He spits out any thought that comes to him without considering the consequences, and while that might’ve worked for him when he was only a citizen, it doesn’t with the position he’s in now. This is because he is no longer just a citizen, but the face of our country. Any consequences for his words won’t only affect him, but our entire nation.
    For this reason the President should be more careful with his speech, but we all know he won’t. War with Korea would not only affect him, but an entire nation of people. Does he care? Of course not, the people who are below him are nothing but pawns in his hand. As long as he doesn’t get harmed, he has no care. He will continue to be blatant regardless of the harm it can do to others. Until he has a leash put on it, anyone can use Trump’s words as an excuse to justify their immoral actions. One of those leashes may be banning his Twitter [in which the app’s 200-word limit certainly does not help].

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    The main issue isn’t with the President holding a social media account, but it involves his speech in general. While I’m sure we all love having an in…

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  • Olivia from California

    President Trump gets none of his information from facts, he gives the media exactly what they want. He makes news journalism a circus that eats up his every word because he exaggerates enough by himself. He is hotheaded and social media should not be available to be a political platform. It is not a proper place to deliver executive orders, especially since they do not have to be filtered before he posts them.

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    President Trump gets none of his information from facts, he gives the media exactly what they want. He makes news journalism a circus that eats up his…

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  • Rachel from Maryland

    Although someones rights rights should not be stripped from them as they are president. I believe in a position of authority what you say and do should be regulated in the interest of the employees, business, country etc. If Trumps tweets were to put the country in a panic then it would be the lesser of to evil to not allow him to access his twitter account. The president has a responsibility to the citizens.

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    Although someones rights rights should not be stripped from them as they are president. I believe in a position of authority what you say and do shoul…

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  • Isreal from California

    I believe he should have Twitter because as a president how do i know that the duties you are suppose to do are getting done while you are on Twitter all day. Social media does not support our counrty. I also believe that because most of the presidents social media is bashing, hurtful, and disrespectful comments about people or ever certain races. If we are told all our life to watch what we post and not to say hurtful things to other online because its called bullying to most then why is Trump, our president, doing it and its somehow okay. Why do we get called bullies but the hateful things Trump says against former presidents, government officials, or even specific races is okay. Yes you will say the first amendment Freedom of Speech. US freedom of speech is being able to speak up for yourself or saying what you believe not bringing others down for something or someone they where born ass our even the choices they made. I believe trump should stick to being a president without social media at least until all the rude comments are over with and he is the president he needs to be.

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  • Rachel from Florida

    The words of the first amendment to the Bill of Rights are pretty clear: the American people must have freedom of expression. This covers freedom of religion, the press, and most notably, speech. Many defend President Donald Trump’s use of Twitter as his own expression, and thus protected under the first amendment. But to understand whether the President’s use of Twitter is Constitutional or not, it’s important to look at what his Twitter is. Because as the holder of the world’s highest office, the United States President’s social media accounts become more than just social media, but a political platform, which the President has been abusing in not necessarily Constitutional ways. The main reason President Trump should not have access to his Twitter account while in office is because he’s been using it in two very unconstitutional ways: by restricting the freedom of speech of others, extending to endangering Americans.
    As NPR reported this July, a group with ties to Columbia University is suing the President for blocking them on Twitter, as a violation of free speech. At first glance, this seems a ridiculous story, but taking a closer look shows that Trump is violating free speech by blocking those that disagree with him. So, let’s break it down and start by figuring out what Trump’s Twitter actually is. Behind the mask of being just another social media account, @realDonaldTrump is a kind of Frankenstein’s monster combination of an open political forum, selective pro-Trump meme page, bulletin of official executive statements, and of course, and almost the most followed and watched Twitter account in the world (second only to Beyonce, I assume).
    How exactly is Trump’s Twitter an open political forum? Since it’s his Twitter, shouldn’t he block whoever he wants? Can I block whoever I want on my own Twitter? We’ll come back to the first question in a minute. The answers to the last two are simple: no and yes. That’s because I am not Trump. I do not hold the highest office of the world. If people try to argue on my Twitter, it’s not about how my policy affects millions of Americans, it’s about how dogs should wear pants, if they were to choose to do so. As president, allowing some followers to express their views and not others is like organizing a town hall, then kicking out anyone who shows even remote levels of disagreement. This kind of behavior would not be acceptable in literally any other of the President’s public forums. When the White House barred several major news outlets from attending meetings with then Press Secretary Sean Spicer, David M. Shapiro of Northwestern’s Law School reported on the three elements necessary in a First Amendment retaliation claim. Months later, these elements are still relevant. First, “causation” needs to be proved. This basically means that it has to be obvious that President Trump blocked his followers for their speech or expression, in this case, disagreeing with him. Check. Number two, the specific speech must be protected under the First Amendment. This is political speech (as the late federal judge Robert Bork argued,  most important under the First Amendment), so double check. Finally, the suppression has to be enough to keep the supressee from using the same forum for their speech again. This is a little trickier, but still makes sense. Once someone is blocked from President Trump’s Twitter, they can’t come back and post on it again. So we get a check here too. All of this balances on the definition of Donald Trump’s twitter as a forum. So it’s time to come back to the first question I asked at the beginning of this paragraph and answer it by looking two definitions: one is the Merriam Webster definition of “forum” and the second is the Supreme Court’s definition of Twitter. “Forum” is defined by Merriam Webster as “a medium … of open discussion or expression of ideas.” Clearly, social media sites like Twitter fit the bill. In a Supreme Court ruling this summer, Justice Anthony Kennedy called Twitter one of the most important places for exchanging views. This clearly makes Twitter accounts, especially those which are viewed by so many people, a forum.
    If you think that that’s bad, Trump’s actions on Twitter get worse. Because as Business Insider reports this July, Trump has been using his Twitter to incite violence against those that disagree with him. When this summer, the President of the United States posted a meme on Twitter depicting himself physically attacking a person with the CNN logo edited onto their face. This was at best, a bad joke. But regardless of intent, Trump’s online support base immediately took it too far: by posting threatening messages against the reporters. Some took it even one further. The wife and parents of CNN reporter Andrew Kaczynski began receiving threatening phone calls to their homes as well. This doesn’t just violate Twitter anti harassment policy. This violates the rights of the reporters to free speech without having to fear for their lives or the lives of their families. By posting constant inflammatory content, the President leads the way for country wide witch hunts and death threats to reporters. 
    As long as he is president of the United States, Mr. Trump’s actions and words on Twitter can lead to harsh backlash against reporters. As long as he has control over his Twitter account, and uses it irresponsibly, he becomes responsible for those he hurts in the process. As the President shows extreme bias on this forum, he tells gives reporters one of two options: sit down and shut up, or face threats on their own lives. 

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  • Madelyn from California

    I do not agree that Donald Trump should have his tweeter account open when he is in his office because it can be a distraction for him. I am no seying that he cannot have a phone because he can have his phone next to him because he is paying for it, but it is disrespectful for us because what he should be doing is thinking about the issues that are affecting our country and come up with a solution, instead of expressing his though by Tweeter . Because his tweets can be misunderstands for ourselves. For example, what Trump’s tweets are being doing is spreading hate, judgments to many cultures, and fairs because that what I see many students from my University talk about when it about to our president. Also, there are ben many students who were impacted by the end of the DACA and Dream Act. Which many of these students are fighting to have a response for our president, but our president is most “worrying” to “declare” a war agent North Korean.

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    I do not agree that Donald Trump should have his tweeter account open when he is in his office because it can be a distraction for him. I am no seying…

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  • leslie from Texas

    trump shouldn’t even have his phone in general! Obama didn’t have his phone in the office secret service told him that he couldn’t have his phone because of national security but why does trump get to have his phone. the only good thing about trump’s’ tweets is the fact that there’s evidence that he genuinely is a horrible human being who shouldn’t even be president.

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    trump shouldn’t even have his phone in general! Obama didn’t have his phone in the office secret service told him that he couldn’t have his phone beca…

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  • Brendon from Montana

    I feel that president trump should not be able to have access to his personal Twitter account due to the fact that as a person with a high amount of power he should be trying to lead the world to a better place not arguing and posting absurd things on Twitter. Everyone is going to have people that disagree with what they do or how they live their life but it is how you react that shows the type of person you are and with Trump replying to all the comments about him it shows that he is weak minded and can’t handle the comments that other people make of him on some social media site.

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    I feel that president trump should not be able to have access to his personal Twitter account due to the fact that as a person with a high amount of p…

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  • Elijah from Texas

    I do truly that he has the the right to use his his account any way he wants. But,Trump’s views on things can be very redundant and when he shows his personal views on his “actual” twitter account. They can lead to controversy and danger. Like in recent news, like how he wants to destroy North Korea. Now, North Korea took that as a huge threat so they “declared” war. One thing that confuses me is why was Obama’s phone taken away during his presidency but not Trump?? Obama got his taken away due to security reasons. But Trump keeps his because reasons. Like ok.

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    I do truly that he has the the right to use his his account any way he wants. But,Trump’s views on things can be very redundant and when he shows his …

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  • rey from Texas

    Yes he may deserve a right, but he is no normal citizen. He is a leader who should act like one. We should not be lead by a child. He should act professionally and appropriately. He may say something and spark up even more controversies. We need to look up to a calm and collected world leader, not one who’s going to jump the gun and pull the trigger the second he gets the chance. He chose to run for the position of president and i believe when you are voted into a position of that importance you need more restrictions. If losing a personal twitter is one of those sacrifices then he shouldn’t fight it. He should embrace it for his country’s safety.

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    Yes he may deserve a right, but he is no normal citizen. He is a leader who should act like one. We should not be lead by a child. He should act profe…

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  • cocho from Delaware

    he shouldn’t he is supposed to be Americas representative and a role model showing leader ship hes acting like a 12 year old always talking mess that nobody likes saying irrelevant comments and not putting his presidential first

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    he shouldn’t he is supposed to be Americas representative and a role model showing leader ship hes acting like a 12 year old always talking mess that…

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  • madisyn from Texas

    I think Donald Trump should not be able to use his own personal twitter during his presidency due to his irresponsible tweets and all of the negativity which can possibly and most likely will get our country into serious conflicts with others around the world.

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    I think Donald Trump should not be able to use his own personal twitter during his presidency due to his irresponsible tweets and all of the negativit…

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  • ronald from Alabama

    trumps post continue to district from real news

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  • karisa from Texas

    Honestly no, president trump should not have access to his twitter account. Mainly because he does not know how to actually respond appropriately to certain situations. It just makes him look like he doesn’t know how to run our country , all of his tweets seem really childish and unreasonable. Or at least have one of his administration’s monitor what he tweets and put out there for everyone to see. And all the people who are saying he should have his twitter are probably all trump supporters.

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    Honestly no, president trump should not have access to his twitter account. Mainly because he does not know how to actually respond appropriately to c…

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  • Ben from Texas

    No because if i could get fired for tweeting, why can’t he be impeached

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    • Justin from Michigan

      TRUE!

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  • Tessa from Massachusetts

    I believe that people have the right to use social media .Therefore, as the President of the United States, there are many responsibilities that you have. There’s a way to represent yourself in front of the public. Donald Trump doesn’t even know how to represent himself in front of a group of people, how is he going to do that on social media? Donald Trump has been very disrespectful to people in real life. For example: calling out NFL players “sons of b’s” in public. Donald Trump isn’t using his twitter as a way to inform the public about what’s going on, but to criticize other people just as he criticized former President Obama’s healthcare plan. If he’s going to use twitter to be disrespectful to others, he shouldn’t be able to have an account.

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  • Bianca from California

    I believe as it states in office, the president should not have access to his twitter account. Sometimes the president has said many negative things, even when he doesn’t portray it that way, but it just starts more arguments within the people of the United States, and as seen other countries took it the wrong way, which can really start something negative.

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    I believe as it states in office, the president should not have access to his twitter account. Sometimes the president has said many negative things, …

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  • Jaymes from Mississippi

    Social media has revolved and changed a lot since it was invented. Social media was originally made for people to keep in touch with love ones and to meet new people. Now, social media is used to attack others indirectly and in a negative matter. President Trump should not be allowed to discuss and talk about issues over social media due to his biased approach to every topic that he comments on. With social media usage comes more problems and issues, and by President Trump using it on a daily basis it shows that he apparently is not focused on the issues of the country. Instead, he is focused on voicing his own opinion and how many followers he has on Twitter.

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  • Duncan from Pennsylvania

    He should have it but not to communicate personal political policy or ideals

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  • Gail from Pennsylvania

    I personally believe he shouldn’t be allowed to because it isn’t formal and ultimately it shows other countries that we do not care about how our country is shown.

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  • David from Pennsylvania

    A twitter account cannot represent the speech of a person like the President of the United States. His comments are childish and degrading.

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  • Melanie from Pennsylvania

    Twitter makes the president look bad and the rest of America look like fools.

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  • Florence from Ohio

    NO because anything he says on twitter can reflect how people view america and its government if Trump makes a statement that bashes someone that reflects on america and some people think its OK if he wants to make a statement it shouldn’t be from his own account

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    NO because anything he says on twitter can reflect how people view america and its government if Trump makes a statement that bashes someone that refl…

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  • Kianna from Montana

    No I don’t believe Trump should tweet because as the president everything he says will be remembered and everything he does post, is public. For example his personal life should be separate from his chief executive life hence his opinions in which he seems to so graciously give all the time. Trump previously tweeted “stand for our National Anthem” and went on with his opinion expressing that is important to our troops but this topic is extremely controversial and I don’t believe he should have one or at least not a personal one. He should be the balance we need not the extra weight that tips one side.

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    No I don’t believe Trump should tweet because as the president everything he says will be remembered and everything he does post, is public. For exa…

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  • Megyn from Texas

    The president of the United State of America should be more worried about our government and the things he needs to do and how to help out the cities that have been hit by hurricanes and not worried about tweeting about people who apparently did him wrong ..

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  • Olivia from Kentucky

    In order to become the President of the United States, you must first be a U.S. citizen. As a citizen, you are given rights, and one of these rights is the freedom of speech. The First Amendment in the Bill of Rights is what tells us that we have the right to free speech. With this being said, President Trump CAN tweet because it is one of his freedoms. Now the question becomes, SHOULD he tweet? I personally have to say no. This is because whatever Trump says sparks some sort of controversy, and it simply tears our already divided country into more pieces! If President Trump learns to tweet in a manner that is not offensive to other people, then he SHOULD tweet as much as he wants, but until that happens, I believe that he should focus on leading our nation.

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  • KELSIE from South Carolina

    I do not believe Donald Trump should have access to his twitter account. Reasons why is because he has become very outrageous with his tweets. Trump is always sharing his feelings on social media, when he really needs to be taking action in what’s important! He is not showing that he is responsible enough to have a twitter account while running the country. Trump has talked about so many different things that has nothing to do with bettering the country. I honestly believe if he was more mature about his actions on twitter, then maybe he should have the opportunity to have a twitter.

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    I do not believe Donald Trump should have access to his twitter account. Reasons why is because he has become very outrageous with his tweets. Trump i…

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  • Dakota from New York

    As much as I supported Obama and his more professional use of twitter, I cannot support Trump’s. I feel as if he’s too rash and spits out every thought that pops in his mind without thought.

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    As much as I supported Obama and his more professional use of twitter, I cannot support Trump’s. I feel as if he’s too rash and spits out every though…

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  • Stephanie from Arkansas

    While having a Twitter account as an active member of society is innocent and careless, as the President the focus should be on our country not your next post. Also personal positions can be distorted through simple and limited statements. People read and comprehend things differently which could lead to division in society and also a wavering sense of hope in our president.

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    While having a Twitter account as an active member of society is innocent and careless, as the President the focus should be on our country not your n…

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  • Karlie from Texas

    Honestly, I don’t think any president should be allowed to have access to their own social media accounts. When the president is on his social media account he has the ability write whatever he pleases and some random person could take that post and use it against the president. Plus the president could use the social media to express his feelings without being careful on what he is saying.

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    Honestly, I don’t think any president should be allowed to have access to their own social media accounts. When the president is on his social media a…

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  • John from Georgia

    What about freedom of speech? does the president have just as many rights to say what he wants? (unless it is classified which is a whole nother isssue)
    Don’t forget about the sacrifice that has been given by our service men and women wh have bled and died for. Does public office make you an exception to our constitution?

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    What about freedom of speech? does the president have just as many rights to say what he wants? (unless it is classified which is a whole nother isssu…

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  • Chris from Texas

    He shouldn’t be able to have a Twitter because I think his stupidness is contagious

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  • humberto from Florida

    i believe that the president should not have the right to use his social media because of the danger he could cause to our country. “north korea won’t be around much longer ” this proves the harm that could cause and could start feud

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    i believe that the president should not have the right to use his social media because of the danger he could cause to our country. “north korea won’t…

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  • Penelope from Texas

    No, he shouldn’t have access to his personal twitter because it’s very unprofessional to tweet false accusations and he should try to be busy being a president that betters the country instead of wasting his time tweeting, making threats and potentially putting us in danger.

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    No, he shouldn’t have access to his personal twitter because it’s very unprofessional to tweet false accusations and he should try to be busy being a …

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  • anthony from Texas

    “Check yo self, before you wreck yourself”
    -Ice Cube

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  • Bert from Kansas

    As a Representative of all Americans, his personal views should not enter into his Public life.

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  • Kathryn from New York

    Yes, Donald Trump is an American citizen, and therefore has the right to free speech. However, he is also the leader of our country, and with that title comes the responsibility to remain presentable and honest at all times. Trump is arrogant, selfish, impulsive, and flat-out dishonest on Twitter- he is the complete opposite of a role model to the American people, something every president should strive to be. It is not just the nature of these tweets, but the actual potential destructive nature of them, that makes me believe that Trumps’ twitter should be inaccessible to him while in office. Although it may go against my personal stance on universal free speech, here is why I think Trump’s use of Twitter is just inappropriate and wrong.
    1) He has no idea what he’s doing.
    Past presidents- aka Obama- have used social media as a platform for spreading knowledge and awareness about what their administration was accomplishing. However, Trump’s twitter contains little to no information about what’s happening in the White House (presumably because nothing’s actually happening, but that’s a different story).
    2) He’s hurting his own administration by telling blatant lies.
    If the Trump administration has any hope of keeping its head above water for the next few years, it is really in their best interest to monitor what Trump is actually saying. Most of his tweets are factually inaccurate- are they aware that every false claim makes the entire White House look worse and worse? By bragging, lying, and starting impulsive arguments because he can’t handle a meme, he is diminishing what little status he has left as a world leader.

    3) He’s going to get us all killed.
    North Korea has literally accused the USA of starting a war- because of a TWEET. This is not a celebrity Twitter feud. This is a hostile and irrational country armed with nuclear missiles being provoked into potential world war because our president is TAUNTING them online. How is this not a violation of the role of the presidency?
    What if Obama used social media in this manner? HIllary? It would not be tolerated for a second, let alone supported. But Trump is a bully- he has established himself as someone who will do whatever he wants simply because he can- and he needs to be shown that our country will not tolerate this abuse of power anymore.

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    Yes, Donald Trump is an American citizen, and therefore has the right to free speech. However, he is also the leader of our country, and with that tit…

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  • katlyn from Montana

    President Trump has constantly shown the country how unprofessional he truly can be. Our president shouldn’t be concerned whether or a not a meme, or what kim kardashian has to say about the him. frankly its disturbing how irrational he is. How could such a Neanderthal of a man be representing us as a nation. His actions, and morals are drastically changing the country. It seems more than ever racism is at its high. Since he posts on twitter of such irrelevant topics, and shares his irrelevant opinions, this country is lowering the bar.

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    President Trump has constantly shown the country how unprofessional he truly can be. Our president shouldn’t be concerned whether or a not a meme, or …

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  • Benjamin from Massachusetts

    I think trump should use a president Twitter account for the type of stuff he puts on like about the country and his personal one for stuff like his company and things he used it for before he was president

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    I think trump should use a president Twitter account for the type of stuff he puts on like about the country and his personal one for stuff like his c…

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  • Jessa from Iowa

    As the president, a prestigious and honorable position, using his personal Twitter to post his personal beliefs or opinion is a risky and immature decision. I understand social media is an efficient method of sharing news or gaining an understanding of the people but it definitely should be monitored to a certain degree, especially with the constant threat of being hacked. Hiding behind a screen to poke at and complain about people and what they do is cowardly and irrational. Preparing a speech to be broadcast to the public about an issue gives you more time to think rationally and consider all outcomes or who it will affect.

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    As the president, a prestigious and honorable position, using his personal Twitter to post his personal beliefs or opinion is a risky and immature dec…

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  • Garrison from Montana

    I believe that President Trump should have access to his social media accounts, most notably Twitter, but he should limit his posting activity and keep his biased opinions to his self. Donald Trump had been tweeting for years prior to becoming the President of the United States. Trump may have had an active Twitter account for years, but times have changed. He is not a business magnate anymore, he is the leader of our country. His twitter feed should address problems among our nation in a professional manner, rather than his biased opinions on such topics. I believe he should still be given access to his social media accounts, but he needs to dial back on his opinion-based Tweets and use it as a platform to address and inform the nation on current events. If Donald Trump proceeds to post on social media the way he has for the past few years, then I believe his social media privileges should be revoked.

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    I believe that President Trump should have access to his social media accounts, most notably Twitter, but he should limit his posting activity and kee…

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  • Clara from Iowa

    I don’t think he should.

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      Genius!

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  • Alex from Montana

    No, I don’t think that Trump should Twitter because I’m pretty sure we get enough of his opinion on the nation as it is. I mean after he took away Obamacare, I think some people don’t want to see what he says online than he says to the face of the public. Yes, Twitter has had its share in harsh comments, but I say that this isn’t much better as it is due to the fact that some might involve on what he might do next.

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    No, I don’t think that Trump should Twitter because I’m pretty sure we get enough of his opinion on the nation as it is. I mean after he took away Oba…

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  • Francisco from Texas

    No, because why should Trump be able to use his twitter if obama got his stuff taken.

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  • adam from Kentucky

    I think the president would be able to make more well-thought out decisions if he were on twitter less often. He posts controversial statements that don’t help his image as our leader on social media. His inability to maintain composure and integrity on social media beacons negative thoughts from the citizens of the US.

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    I think the president would be able to make more well-thought out decisions if he were on twitter less often. He posts controversial statements that d…

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  • Grace from Kentucky

    I think that Trump should not have access to his Twitter. I think that he should have a say in what ideas and topics are tweeted. He should not be able to write inappropriate and unprofessional comments on his Twitter. He is the president and should covey himself in a positive and professional way. He has a first amendment right to free speech, which he should receive by contributing the the topic and opinion, but someone else should word the thoughts so they come across professional.

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    I think that Trump should not have access to his Twitter. I think that he should have a say in what ideas and topics are tweeted. He should not be abl…

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  • Hailey from Kentucky

    Trump should be more focused on his work as the president than worry about his precious twitter posts… Unless proven necessary, and that he will use it wisely and not trash someone (whether they would be of political power or not..) then maybe he can go on his personal twitter account in case of an emergency.

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    Trump should be more focused on his work as the president than worry about his precious twitter posts… Unless proven necessary, and that he will use…

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  • Jacob from Kentucky

    No, President Trump should not have access to his personal Twitter account. His tweets frequently get him in trouble and it can be a possible security threat. Hackers could potentially use Trump’s Twitter to find out where he is located and this could potentially lead to an attack.

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    No, President Trump should not have access to his personal Twitter account. His tweets frequently get him in trouble and it can be a possible security…

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  • M from Texas

    I don’t believe president trump or any president should be allowed a Twitter account, or if they do it needs to be monitored. Trump is not a responsible president.

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  • Jose from Texas

    I believe that since Obama didn’t have his phone in office back in 2008 and their was less social media and other technology activity why should trump have it having so many trust issues and being in 2017 and more technology activity. it wouldn’t be safe

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    I believe that since Obama didn’t have his phone in office back in 2008 and their was less social media and other technology activity why should trum…

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  • jayson from Texas

    i don’t think trump should have his phone in general because of all the controversy hes causing

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  • My from Texas

    I personally don’t think that Trump should NOT have a Twitter account. I get that Obama had and used a Twitter, but he was responsible about it. Trump wants to use his personal account to be able to “speak to americans without the government getting in the way.” Since the government hasn’t been regulating his tweets he’s causing more problems. It should be used for important information, not whatever he wants. Then again, we let him get away with so much other stuff, why does it even matter? Twitter even refuses to take down some of his tweets so everyone knows how the leader of our entire country acts.

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    I personally don’t think that Trump should NOT have a Twitter account. I get that Obama had and used a Twitter, but he was responsible about it. Trump…

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  • Matt from Texas

    in my opinion trump spends too much time on his phone. he tries calling out nbc for their ”fake news” without any evidence backing up that its fake. and then continues to watch and work with fox news. he is constantly tweeting things that seem to deliberately piss people off and thats just immature. i dont believe every president has to be banned from twitter but i definitely think that trump should.

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    in my opinion trump spends too much time on his phone. he tries calling out nbc for their ”fake news” without any evidence backing up that its fake….

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  • Grace from Kentucky

    Personally, I don’t think Trump should be allowed a Twitter account, unless it’s monitored. While social media is a big source to receive news, especially for young people, Trump seems to be misusing his Twitter page. Most of the stuff Trump tweets out is immature/fake. As our President he should be civil in what he tweets out. Instead Trump tweets out disrespectful and bias filled tweets that sway the nation’s opinion. Trump puts all of his thoughts and opinions out on Twitter instead of on the news, etc. It would personally be better for Trump to address the nation as a whole, NOT on social media, so his thoughts are not misconceived.

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    Personally, I don’t think Trump should be allowed a Twitter account, unless it’s monitored. While social media is a big source to receive news, especi…

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  • morgan from Kentucky

    President Trump should not have access to his private Twitter account during his presidency because he is the leader of this country and must act professional. The president has two accounts: his personal one and the POTUS one. While the president has the right to free speech, he should act responsible and professional on both accounts. If he cannot obtain this, he must rid himself of his personal account. If he does this, then he will gain more respect and credibility from the people of the country.

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    President Trump should not have access to his private Twitter account during his presidency because he is the leader of this country and must act prof…

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  • Justin from California

    Twitter is a tremendous platform that allows public figures to communicate with their fans or people they serve. Do to President Trumps seemingly uncalculated and sloppy use of twitter I don’t believe it is a tool he should you.

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    Twitter is a tremendous platform that allows public figures to communicate with their fans or people they serve. Do to President Trumps seemingly unca…

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  • Allison from Texas

    I don’t think the president, any president really, not just President Trump, should have control of their own social media. Social media is a very touchy thing for anyone. I have seen a simple post start a metaphorical wildfire throughout an entire school, and that is just with everyday students, imagine what could happen if someone with as much power and influence as the president said something even just slightly out of bounds about another country or their leader. We have all seen very clearly that President Trump speaks his mind, which is a good thing at the right times, but social media allows him to say whatever he’d like to whenever he’d like to with no regulation (other than the basic regulatories of twitter applied to every other person), leaving many opportunities for him to say something politicall incorrect. For this reason I believe that President Trump should be restricted from social media. Not necissarily having it taken completey away from him, but requiring him to need an advisor to proof read his posts to ensure that the peace is kept.

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    I don’t think the president, any president really, not just President Trump, should have control of their own social media. Social media is a very tou…

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  • Madeline from Michigan

    I believe Donald Trump should not have access to his twitter account. Even though he has a right to get a say in this world, his acts and opinions can lead to much more serious consequences like war or violence. He has been using his twitter account irresponsibly and it has become a problem for many other reasons. Just now he has threatened many people including North Korea. It is a risk for the whole nation if this leads on. He has put many lives in danger and at risk because of his use on his account. This problem can cease if Donald Trump would let go of his twitter account and help keep the United States safe again.

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    I believe Donald Trump should not have access to his twitter account. Even though he has a right to get a say in this world, his acts and opinions can…

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  • susep from Montana

    no i do not belive that any politician should be restricted from twitter or any social media account/ website because in the futrure if this social meadia thing is used in right way it can be the new big thing for politics communicating and he;lping people understand what is ahpping basicly made clear for you. this new type of communication through social meadia can work especially since most people now of days are on there phones or soem kind of electronic device most of there day. its a great way to keep in touch with the people especially the younger generation but donald trumps tweets are most of the time not great and need to be checked becuase at this point its possible that he could start a nuclear war and a racial war within the counrtys own people if its not kept undr control at the end of the day its a good idea but needs some kind of control to give a more helping hand and less of possible nuclear war and racial war and the debate between the people of this great country about whats right to do for and against are flag and national anthem

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    no i do not belive that any politician should be restricted from twitter or any social media account/ website because in the futrure if this social me…

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  • Chase from Montana

    There are plenty of words I can use about my thoughts on this. To put it as nicely as I can, absolutely not. His usage of Twitter has caused much anger in politicians and Americans alike. If he could act like a president on Twitter (though that may be hard for him), then he could keep using Twitter. But all he seems to use Twitter for is to berate others and just cause conflict. Last week North Korea vowed that they would shoot down any US aircraft in their area because Trump couldn’t keep his grubby fingers off of his keyboard on Twitter. If he doesn’t start acting like a president or even an adult, I have no doubt in my mind that World War III will be on the horizon.

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    There are plenty of words I can use about my thoughts on this. To put it as nicely as I can, absolutely not. His usage of Twitter has caused much ange…

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  • Abby from Michigan

    I respect President Trump, but while he is in office he should not have access to Twitter. Because, he is putting the country at risk by insulting other leaders, and with all the nuclear weapons North Korea has created, he needs to be careful about what he says, as the whole world can see it. The people in the United States have the right to speech, but I respectfully disagree.

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    I respect President Trump, but while he is in office he should not have access to Twitter. Because, he is putting the country at risk by insulting oth…

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  • Andrew from Michigan

    No because he might say something that may cause a bad problem, like the comment he just made about North Korea. Freedom of speech is a great thing but it can cause huge problems that might end in war or even nuclear war.

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    No because he might say something that may cause a bad problem, like the comment he just made about North Korea. Freedom of speech is a great thing bu…

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  • Makenna from Indiana

    Trump shouldn’t have access to his personal twitter account while in office because the office of President is viewed in a professional aspect during all seconds, minutes, hours, weeks, months, and years of the President’s term. Trump’s tweets are unprofessional and irresponsible, allowing a bad reputation of our country and its leaders to be assumed by all those who consume such statements.

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    • Jala from Pennsylvania

      I completely agree. President Trump’s words and actions no longer only reflect him as an individual, but reflect America as a nation. President Trump still tweets and uses social media as a platform to express his personal opinions and feelings of others, when he should be using it to address issues of our country in a professional and positive way.

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      I completely agree. President Trump’s words and actions no longer only reflect him as an individual, but reflect America as a nation. President Trump …

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  • Breanna from Indiana

    President Trump should not be allowed to use his personal Twitter account because of the false information he gives out. Trump giving out false information causes the media to be too involved on issues that are not a concern. He is attracting attention to less important things, I think in attempt to hide greater issues.

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    President Trump should not be allowed to use his personal Twitter account because of the false information he gives out. Trump giving out false inform…

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    • Lucy from Michigan

      I think no because It would be horrible if a war was started because Trump was talking about things he shouldn’t. On the other hand, I understand how that you be a good thing so people know what is happening in his life. Overall though I think he should not because there are reasons why that could cause bad things to happen.

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      I think no because It would be horrible if a war was started because Trump was talking about things he shouldn’t. On the other hand, I understand how …

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  • Kaylie from Indiana

    Trump is immature about his twitter account. If would act like an adult and or president, I would vote yes. There are so many things Trump could be doing with his time rather than tweeting rude and irrelevant comments.

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    Trump is immature about his twitter account. If would act like an adult and or president, I would vote yes. There are so many things Trump could be do…

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  • Molly from Indiana

    At times he is very harsh about situations going on in our country. He slanders people on Twitter which is not a good thing. As the President, I think he should try to be more positive because people look up to him.

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    At times he is very harsh about situations going on in our country. He slanders people on Twitter which is not a good thing. As the President, I thin…

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  • Ben from Indiana

    Donald Trump should worry about the health of the United States. He should not show boat on a social media site. The world already has enough people to do that.

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  • Kelea from Montana

    Ever since the campaign trail, President Trump has continuously used his personal twitter account as a debate forum and a way to express his personal thoughts on topics relating to our country. A lot of people believe that this makes Trump very transparent, which is beneficial for citizens to really “get to know” their president. However, others argue that Trump’s use of twitter is unprofessional and spawns far too much uproar solely because Trump is the chief executive of the country. I believe strongly in the constitutional right to free speech and believe that denying Trump the right to his personal twitter account is unconstitutional. We cannot take away the free speech of one individual for no other reason than the fact that they hold federal powers. HOWEVER, I also believe that Trump has violated the twitter rules and regulations, and for that reason alone, I believe that President Trump should no longer be using twitter. All users of social media are aware that they must abide by the rules and regulations of the website or risk being banned from the site. This includes a “no abuse” policy which encompasses “violent threats,” “hateful conduct,” and “harassment,” all of which have been displayed in President Trump’s personal tweets (https://cdn.cms-twdigitalassets.com/content/dam/legal-twitter/asset-download-files/TheTwitterUserAgreement_1.pdf). On July 2nd, 2017, Trump tweeted a video of himself beating up a man labeled “CNN,” which is openly condoning violence and a vague threat towards CNN. In June of 2017, Trump repeatedly used his twitter to harass TV host Mika Brzezinski, calling him “crazy and very dumb, a “clown,” “very insecure,” “off the wall,” a “mess!,” “not very bright,” “neurotic,” and someone who “has gone wild with hate.” Trump also has many documented incidences of hateful conduct and harassment on his Twitter feed. Therefore, he should have been banned from twitter a long time ago and should no longer be using it as a “law abiding citizen” and user of twitter.

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    • Chase from Montana

      I’m not sure I could have said it better. He has acted like a child ever since the run for presidency started and he doesn’t show any signs of stopping. The worst part about it is the fact that he doesn’t seem to realize or care about what other people feel. How can we have a president that doesn’t truly care for his people?

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      I’m not sure I could have said it better. He has acted like a child ever since the run for presidency started and he doesn’t show any signs of stoppin…

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  • Clara from Indiana

    President Trump has shown time and time again that he cannot appropriately say anything without using offensive and vulgar wording. He repeatedly offends the civilians of the US and is just mentally harmful.

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    President Trump has shown time and time again that he cannot appropriately say anything without using offensive and vulgar wording. He repeatedly offe…

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  • Emily from Indiana

    Trump has not shown that he is worthy of having access to his twitter account because he tweets unnecessary things that are childish and immature. He needs to grow up and be responsible because he’s only making things worse.

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    Trump has not shown that he is worthy of having access to his twitter account because he tweets unnecessary things that are childish and immature. He …

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  • Aaliyah from Indiana

    He should focus more on his role of being the president instead of being rude to everybody and saying stupid things on twitter.

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  • Madison from Indiana

    No, he should be more concerned with what is going on in the United States than what is going on in the world of Twitter.

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  • Brooklyn from Montana

    Although tweeting is usually a fun and carefree way to tell people what’s going on in your life, Donald Trump has used it as a ranting source to the United States of America. Every citizen has a right to freedom of speech of course, it’s written in our very first amendment. However, once you become President of the United States, you are held to a new level. Donald Trump should not be ranting on Twitter about his issues, but rather deal with them directly. He has the power to do so. When Donald tweets, he thinks he is bringing a certain light to issues, however, he is really causing a division between people. Just his tweets alone are causing “twitter wars” between his viewers. His cause and effect is not worth him sharing feelings. If he felt a powerful need to do so, he shouldn’t have signed up to be the President. Even though we are in a new era, the President must still obtain some boundaries. People are looking up to him to be our leader, so if the President can call people “clowns” and “dummy dopes” on social media, why can’t the average citizen? Isn’t all this division is what we’re trying to stop from happening? More than ever we need to come together, but Donald Trump has his priorities very much off track. For example, when basketball player, Stephen Curry, was invited to the White House, Steph hesitated on the invitation. Instead of worrying about the World War Three issue we are close to encountering, Donald Trump took his stand against the NBA star and tweeted to him that his invitation was withdrawn. Adding to Trump’s fury, NBA players came to Curry’s defense, and what did it do? Caused more division. Another example is when Donald Trump decided to tweet “Rocket Man” referring to North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un. North Korea literally responded saying Trump had declared war over the carless keyboard war. Actions like this are not what we have seen in President’s in the past. They handle countries with more patience and caution, especially when they are threatening the United States right back. I think if Donald Trump wants to tweets, he should have to keep his priorities on track and simply be more opinion-shadowed. Are we going to worry about the basketball player or are we going to worry about the nuclear war about to take place?

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  • Caleb from Michigan

    because it could cause a war in the future

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  • Logan from Michigan

    I say no because President Trump needs to focus on more important things in our world like preventing the danger (like wars) that could occur in the near future, instead of causing a ruckus over posting nonsense on Twitter.

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    I say no because President Trump needs to focus on more important things in our world like preventing the danger (like wars) that could occur in the n…

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  • Malachi from Michigan

    Because the world is already bad as it is we do not need Trump to be posting thinks that will provoke and hurt someones feelings.

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  • Gracie from Indiana

    Donald Trump has exhibited time and time again that he cannot control himself. Normally I would say that due to freedom of speech, everyone is entitled to their own social media accounts and tweets, but Donald Trump is the president and leader of the free world. His words, online and off, have greatly magnified consequences ranging from simply making America look ridiculous to offending other nations, which can lead to serious problems. The things Donald Trump says on Twitter damage the reputation and credibility of the executive office and that should be prevented.

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    Donald Trump has exhibited time and time again that he cannot control himself. Normally I would say that due to freedom of speech, everyone is entitle…

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  • Elijah from Indiana

    They way he goes about badgering his “fellow” Americans and how he sits all comfy atop his ivory trump tower while the rest of us have to worry about his stupidity reaching and then infecting us because he is like a disease. By no means should he have access to a personal Twitter account just so he can try to show off his new found power to the less fortunate people like myself by being a harsh, asinine bully who pick one any one who isn’t worth their weight in gold like he is. I am absolutely disgusted that we have not dealt with this sooner then now

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    They way he goes about badgering his “fellow” Americans and how he sits all comfy atop his ivory trump tower while the rest of us have to worry about…

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  • Eli from Indiana

    Trump has been recklessly using twitter to go after several different people. His recklessness has pushed us to the brink of war with North Korea. He needs to get of twitter and focus on being a president.

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    Trump has been recklessly using twitter to go after several different people. His recklessness has pushed us to the brink of war with North Korea. He …

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  • Jacob from Indiana

    The reason why Trump should not have access to his personal Twitter account while in office is that he has access to the POTUS twitter account. The President should always be professional and should not require a separate Twitter account to slander others.

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    The reason why Trump should not have access to his personal Twitter account while in office is that he has access to the POTUS twitter account. The Pr…

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  • Gabriella from Montana

    Should trump tweet? Well i would say yes if he was more responsible and actually trying to fix topics that needed to be fixed in our country. Instead Trump wants to complain or tweet about other people’s lives ad these are things that don’t all matter. For example when we wanted to complain about kristen stewart and her sexuality or how much he doesn’t like her not only once but at least 5 times.

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    Should trump tweet? Well i would say yes if he was more responsible and actually trying to fix topics that needed to be fixed in our country. Instead …

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  • A'Niya from Michigan

    He should focus more on being president instead of slandering athletes and others on twitter.

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  • Mia from North Carolina

    While some may say that President Trump’s twitter allows him to freely express his thoughts, his thoughts are often more detrimental to his character perception than beneficial. Constantly putting down the democratic party does not bring our country together, neither does calling anyone an “idiot.” His tweets often go viral for being humorous, making his presidency seem more like joke than a serious matter. His tweets should be regulated to ensure they are not offensive or dangerous to the citizens of the U.S. Then, perhaps the world can focus on more serious matters than a tweet.

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  • Mary from North Carolina

    For my argument, I would like to bring up the famous quote, “With great power comes great responsibility.” When a citizen is elected president, they become partially responsible for the welfare of their respective country. They also must accept the intense scrutiny their daily actions will come over by a large amount of the public. This responsibility to their country should discourage a president from posting controversial opinions on social media. Because the limits on who has access to these accounts are almost nonexistent, anything posted should be non-confrontational. In President Trump’s case, his posts have incited contention between citizens within the U.S., as well as between domestic and foreign citizens. Thus, his posts do not promote the well-being of the country, rather, it is the opposite. Arguments sparked by the President’s tweets cause division within the country. Without a censorship, the President’s access to social media has the potential to be deleterious for his country. So, if taking away the President’s access to Twitter violates his freedom of speech, it is a necessary sacrifice in the name of national security.

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  • Imoni from North Carolina

    Trump Does have the right to his own twitter but his decisions and choices and other ideas shouldn’t be displayed on social media people take the wrong idea when someone says something on social media , people aren’t saying he doesn’t have the right to say what he feels but if it’s endangering the United States leading to ” War ” he should. be limited to what or how he feels about something displaying your feelings on social media isn’t a good idea. Many feel he should be focused on other things instead of social media focused on more resolving and trying to prevent harm towards the country

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    Trump Does have the right to his own twitter but his decisions and choices and other ideas shouldn’t be displayed on social media people take the wron…

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  • Eduardo from Texas

    I think he should not be using twitter as a way to be damaging other’s people mentality. he is always throwing shade to people and he always being racist when he posts something on his twitter account.

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    I think he should not be using twitter as a way to be damaging other’s people mentality. he is always throwing shade to people and he always being rac…

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  • Allen from North Carolina

    “Confefe”, let’s not forget that little gem from ol’ Donald J. Trump card. His tweets are more depressing than mine, and I’m in a pop punk band, that’s ridiculous. Donald Trump is an emo kid who happened to become president, and now he’s sending all of us to the black parade.

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    “Confefe”, let’s not forget that little gem from ol’ Donald J. Trump card. His tweets are more depressing than mine, and I’m in a pop punk band, that’…

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  • Luke from Kentucky

    I think he should have a more professional way about doing things on Twitter than the stuff he says and the account he uses.

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  • AidenF from Michigan

    If we look back to previous elections in America, nobod had been so controversial and or ‘trigger worthy’ than The President’s personal Twitter

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  • J'Kaya from Georgia

    President Trump should not have access to personal twitter accounts because it’s not Constitutional. We the people of this country have our own rights to freedom of speech and privacy , so far our President has used his Constitutional has said and done somethings that aren’t morally correct. But just because we not agree with his decisions doesn’t mean he’ not the leader of the free world with that being said , just because we the people make tweets that he or any one else may not like or agree to doesn’t mean they can access our twitter accounts and disrespect our privacy. Luckily , our President wont have the time to be on twitter because he’ll be too busy being the “President”.

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    President Trump should not have access to personal twitter accounts because it’s not Constitutional. We the people of this country have our own rights…

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  • Haya from Nebraska

    Although Americans are guaranteed the “freedom of speech” to express dissenting opinions, as guaranteed by the first amendment of the constitution, that “freedom” comes to an extent. This can be clearly portrayed by the government’s censoring of Facebook profiles and investigation of threatening comments that individuals make towards the administration. To the U.S. government, there is a clear line between freedom of speech and speech that is deemed harmful or threatening. This is ironic, because the same limitation on the freedom of speech that protects our president allows him to voice hateful and threatening rhetoric against people that he claims are under the protection of his “free speech” umbrella. Although I believe that social media can be a great platform for the President to reach his supporters, he’s using his twitter in a way that not only closes conversations with his own supporters (he generally talks “at them”) but also threatens America’s serious standing in front of foreign leaders (whether one agrees with the history of U.S. foreign policy or not). This threatens the seriousness with which this country is meant to approach global issues, such as the spread of nuclear weapons. His ignorance about the fact that millions of innocent people live within North Korea under this oppressive leader further dehumanizes the U.S.’s role in aiding humanitarian causes and places political benefit over these pertinent issues.

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    Although Americans are guaranteed the “freedom of speech” to express dissenting opinions, as guaranteed by the first amendment of the constitution, th…

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  • Alexia from Georgia

    Although it may be said that denying Trump access to his Twitter account during presidency is limiting his freedom of speech, he uses it very irresponsibly. Some of the things he says can be misinterpreted which can cause a lot of unnecessary havoc. For example, on September 23, 2017, Trump tweeted “Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won’t be around much longer!”. This statement can easily misinterpreted into him declaring war on North Korea. For these reasons Trump should not have access to his Twitter account during presidency.

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    Although it may be said that denying Trump access to his Twitter account during presidency is limiting his freedom of speech, he uses it very irrespon…

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  • Vashinie from New York

    He is careless with his words, which may come back to bite him in the future.

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  • Annabel from Michigan

    Although it is a right to Americans to use social media, it is unprofessional and irresponsible to post inappropriate material that could endanger Citizens, and for what, to post your opinion that may criticize other people.

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  • Lilly from Georgia

    Trump doesn’t seem to have a filter and doesn’t realize that his words has meaning and impact.

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  • Felicia from Nevada

    Trump is only causing trouble and controversies when he tweets. It’s unprofessional to be using social media as a way to clear up any miscommunications, but should address it vocally for everyone who is involved politically and nonpolitically to hear what he wants to say. What Trump has done is only talk about a potential World War III and nuclear war on Twitter when it should be more serious than he thinks. His verbal attacks on Twitter is not going to help his situation at all either. As much as we’d all like a tweet’s maximum number of characters to restrict Trump from being too outspoken, I’m afraid the conflict is too dire.

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  • Julia from Arizona

    While it may be seen as limiting his freedom of speech, Trump should not have access to his personal twitter. We are not even a year into this presidency and we have already seen the repercussions of what is being put on his social media. Due to his “no-filter” tendencies our very fragile relationship with North Korea is now on the brink of exploding. His comments have put the lives of all Americans at risk and may have unintentionally started a war. If we want to remain safe and keep our relationships with other countries, Trump needs to be restricted with what he can tweet.

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    While it may be seen as limiting his freedom of speech, Trump should not have access to his personal twitter. We are not even a year into this preside…

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    • Alexandria from Kentucky

      I agree with this statement. I feel that it could be seen as limiting his freedom of speech, but if that speech could lead us into a nuclear war then he doesn’t deserve it. He should be more focused on the issues in this country instead of his twitter.

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      I agree with this statement. I feel that it could be seen as limiting his freedom of speech, but if that speech could lead us into a nuclear war then …

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  • Weston from Utah

    President Trump has only caused problems with it. He has done no good with it.

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  • Madeleine from Texas

    I think that what Trump is tweeting about is causing negative attention for him and our country. I don’t think he should have s Twitter at all because he is clearly misusing it. Twitter can be a good thing if you use it right. The president should be using it to promote positive things in our country, or to raise awareness of important issues. It should not be used to whine and slam others.

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    I think that what Trump is tweeting about is causing negative attention for him and our country. I don’t think he should have s Twitter at all because…

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  • Erika from Illinois

    I believe that Donald Trump should not have access to his personal Twitter account. Though it is great to see the president’s side to every story, his tweets are getting out of hand. Donald Trump is so unpopular partially because of his problematic tweets that he has made both before and after being elected. He has said horrible things about actual people on twitter, for example, he called two Morning Joe hosts “crazy” and “psycho.” Is it presidential and mature for the president of the United States to publicly insult people in such a childish way? Trump is almost guaranteeing himself a one term presidency and he is ruining his already bad reputation. For a solution to this issue, President Trump’s twitter should be heavily monitored to preserve his reputation both inside and outside of the country

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    • Batoul from New York

      I understand first hand that it angers individuals and organizations that President Trump chooses to use his platform to mock, bully, criticizes and weigh in on some, not so pressing, social issues, and that twitter is responsible for giving his the convenient 140 characters to do so.
      However, we all have seen Stalin’s Soviet Union and Mao’s Communist China, and we should learn from those totalitarian governments that censorship and limiting personal freedoms does not result in maintaining social order, though it may appear as though it does for a short time. We, as citizens, are entitled to our freedom of speak; we take pride in that we have the right to assembly, press, and expression, while some other countries do not. Who are we to take those same rights away from our president, as unprecedented as he might be?

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  • jessica from California

    Trump is our leader as of today, He should have his own hired media individual to tweet. yes we all have freedom of speech but when he should be making our country ” great again” he is tweeting away his biased opinions. The controversial issue though is that he abuses such power and makes our country look bad. In many ways he has deteriorated our common views on politics and gets other states mad towards us for his non thought through tweets. This man needs to step up as our president and not let his Twitter become his only way to give thought process especially the negative remarks.

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    Trump is our leader as of today, He should have his own hired media individual to tweet. yes we all have freedom of speech but when he should be makin…

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  • Ashley from Arizona

    While i think anyone should have the right to use social media. I sometimes think President Trump should not be tweeting about what is on his mind. Many times people tweet at the heat of the moment and it can be a bad thing. Maybe he could send what he wants to tweet about to someone who can challenge whether it is a tweet that is appropriate at the time, or not. Like a human filter. In a way it is nice to see the President involved and more human than just a name in the oval office. Just needs to slow it down a bit.

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  • Vashiya from Pennsylvania

    The president should not have access to his own personal twitter account, of course there is an understanding of Freedom of Speech but his personal twitter is not being used for good. Anything said on the internet can always be turned around and can lead to much bigger problems with other foreign countries and puts this country in harm’s way. Not only that, but the United States President has much bigger problems on his plate than a couple tweets, so tweeting should be the last thing the President is worried about. Sorry to say.

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  • Rebecca from Georgia

    I believe that the United States President should delegate his twitter account to one of his media personals. As the acting president every word and action can lead to a bigger reaction from a foreign country. Therefore, the United States president should be held to a higher level than the common person.

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  • Zoey from California

    The president should not have access to his own personal twitter, though the exception would be one that is run through a PR. Trump is speaking to the citizens of the US and citizens of the world, and should not have free reign while he represents America and its people. Having a Twitter is useful for the people to stay informed, but important announcements should not be first seen on the social media website.

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  • Jenna from Ohio

    To have the President be able to threaten nuclear war on a whim is not in the best interest of the country. And while the First Amendment does give him the right of free speech, his freedom to tweet false and threatening things should be limited.

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    • Chigozie from Virginia

      Then you are basically saying that we should limit the amount the things we as citizens can say on social media as well. It’s not like we citizens have no blame whatsoever.

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