While signing an executive order aimed at reducing the legal protections of social media companies like Twitter, the President claimed he'd like nothing more than to leave the platform entirely.
Social media users everywhere immediately called the President's buff.
Trump made the move to attack Twitter's autonomy after last week, for the first time, the platform added a fact-check link to his baseless conspiracy theories regarding mail-in ballots.
President @realDonaldTrump: "There's nothing I'd rather do than get rid of my whole Twitter account." https://t.co/Giz99p1sG2— The Hill (@The Hill)1590698400.0
Americans, however, are fully aware of Donald Trump's relationship with Twitter and kind of doubt he actually wants to go.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE https://t.co/Ll1lToXTc3— Emma Kennedy (@Emma Kennedy)1590699297.0
Easily his most popular opinion yet. https://t.co/yZu6rbU83u— Caleb Howe (@Caleb Howe)1590699297.0
@thehill @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/LnXvoLFJqo— Seth Plaut (@Seth Plaut)1590698430.0
Many people begged the President to just leave if that's what he really wants.
@thehill @realDonaldTrump Dear @jack https://t.co/TKMEx6OhcP— Alex Mueller (@Alex Mueller)1590698581.0
Think of all the time that would free up for golf. https://t.co/5ThB4wHJh5— David Corn (@David Corn)1590702130.0
Twitter would become a much happier place without Donald Trump.
No one's stopping you. https://t.co/6PzgmTN8o6— Marc Bernardin (@Marc Bernardin)1590704069.0
🙋🏾♀️You have my full support on this. By all means, DO! You aren’t wanted here, the folks on here don’t understand… https://t.co/6FKxWJTM4H— Pam Keith (@Pam Keith)1590704183.0
Many users offered simple step-by-step instructions to deactivate one's Twitter account, just in case the President was serious.
@thehill @realDonaldTrump How to delete Twitter Sign into your account on Twitter Click More > Settings and Privac… https://t.co/H4j10s0nsH— Lane Siekman (@Lane Siekman)1590698879.0
@thehill @realDonaldTrump Then do it and just stay on swampy Facebook.— OceanGirl🌍🌎🌏🇺🇸🇦🇺🇬🇧🇮🇪 (@OceanGirl🌍🌎🌏🇺🇸🇦🇺🇬🇧🇮🇪)1590699464.0
@thehill @realDonaldTrump Please, get rid of your Twitter account! The world doesn’t need your lies!— Sherry (@Sherry)1590747867.0
@thehill @realDonaldTrump There's nothing I'd rather he do than get rid of his whole Twitter account too. Well, tha… https://t.co/Jzi1QEeFCo— Walter Shaub (@Walter Shaub)1590716033.0
Trump's attacks on Twitter will likely continue, especially after the social media giant's choice on Friday, May 29, to hide one of Trump's tweets which promoted violence.
@thehill @realDonaldTrump Trump doesn’t care about twitter fact checks. Trump wants to avoid tweets about: COVID-1… https://t.co/PxBtbrALnW— John (@John)1590710038.0
To the betting man, however, it seems pretty obvious that Trump has no plans to leave Twitter anytime soon.
Donald Trump has threatened to deactivate Twitter. Will he follow through? Market: https://t.co/jdYt9anlzB https://t.co/Iskt6EzHas— Sportsbet.com.au (@Sportsbet.com.au)1590725692.0
Why does trump actually still have a Twitter account. Apart from his tweets being inappropriate for a PRESIDENT. He… https://t.co/uqQpT6prqD— Paula Escobar (@Paula Escobar)1590765641.0
President Trump, if you really want to leave Twitter, PLEASE do it for the good of the nation.