Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney wants to hit President Donald Trump where it hurts most, his Twitter followers. In a Wednesday tweet, Delaney called on everyone to stop following the president, as part of a broader campaign against the White House's Twitter obsession.
The follow-up campaign comes after a closed-door meeting between Trump and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday afternoon. . In a statement, Twitter said the meeting was scheduled to discuss the 2020 elections in the US. UU And the response of the platform to the opioid crisis, but shortly after the meeting was confirmed, there were reports of Daily Beast and The Washington Post in which focused Trump was somewhere else.
According to Daily Beast Trump devoted an "excessive" amount of time to Dorsey asking him why he continues to lose followers. Dorsey tried to assure the president that the loss of followers was probably the result of an ongoing bot purge on the platform. But according to reports, the president continued to confront Twitter officials, especially worried that former President Barack Obama has more followers than him.
The president clearly cares more for his followers on Twitter than for the American people. His continued dishonesty and the use of weapons in social networks has been divisive. I ask all Americans to #UnfollowTrump and hit him where he really hurts … his ego. pic.twitter.com/Z6cNfNckUU
– John Delaney (@JohnDelaney) April 24, 2019
It was in response to this reported behavior that Delaney, 2020 presidential candidate and former Maryland congresswoman He asked his followers to go to @RealDonaldJTrump and crush the button to stop following.
In a tweet Delaney said: "The president clearly cares more for his followers on Twitter than for the American people. His continued dishonesty and the use of weapons in social networks has been divisive. I call all Americans to #UnfollowTrump and hit him where he really hurts … his ego. "
Delaney announced his candidacy for president in 2017 and has stayed in national elections in recent months. economics through education, combating climate change through markets and creating a national artificial intelligence strategy.
Earlier this month, Delaney announced that, if elected president, he would work to establish a Department of Cybersecurity that will coordinate the response of the United States to attacks and cyber risks Currently, several agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI handle the responsibility of addressing cybersecurity, and Delaney's plan would aim to rationalize the country's response to cybersecurity. the cyber attacks both foreign and national.