Trump angered another group on Twitter Tuesday, when he blocked the veterans group VoteVets.
“The Commander in Chief can block @VoteVets, the voice of 500k military veterans and families, but we will NOT be silenced,” VoteVets.org wrote on Twitter, including a screenshot that shows Trump had blocked the organization’s account.
The Twitter block comes after the group has been highly critical of almost every facet of policy Trump has implemented since he’s been in office, particularly his repeal of ObamaCare and the travel ban.
VoteVets was founded in 2006 and takes a progressive line on issues facing the veteran community such as LGBT rights and foreign policy.
In an ad run on MSNBC show “Morning Joe,” VoteVets spoke directly to the President:
“Look, you lost the popular vote … You’re having trouble drawing a crowd … And your approval rating keeps sinking …But kicking thousands of my fellow veterans off their health insurance by killing the Affordable Care Act, and banning Muslims won’t help … And that’s not the America I sacrificed for … . You want to be a legitimate president, sir? Then act like one.”
But as savvy non-profit organizations do, VoteVets is channeling the presidential slight into donations. The organization sent out a mass email to supporters.
“Here’s the truth, Trump can block VoteVets on Twitter, the voice of 500,000 progressive veterans, military family members, and their civilian supporters, but we will NOT be silenced. Stand with us today,” the email, which included a donation link, said.
— VoteVets (@votevets) June 13, 2017
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