Updated Oct 2, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Kamala Harris: Trump's Twitter account should be suspended

Democratic presidential candidate and California senator Kamala Harris speaks at an LGBTQ presidential forum at Coe College’s Sinclair Auditorium on September 20, 2019 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris doubled down on her call for Twitter to suspend President Trump's account for his combative tweets Tuesday, urging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to act after Trump described the impeachment inquiry as a "coup."

What she's saying: Harris' latest comments build on her remarks on "Anderson Cooper 360" Monday night during which she said that Twitter should suspend Trump's account because of his attacks on lawmakers and the whistleblower.

Our thought bubble, per Axios technology editor Scott Rosenberg: Twitter is unlikely to suspend Trump's account. Its rules bar targeted harassment and threats of violence against individuals or groups, but the social media platform has long held that it will move with extra caution when it comes to public figures who may be considered a topic of legitimate public interest.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with Harris' alert to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

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