When President Donald Trump’s campaign manager threatened to stop advertising on Twitter Friday after the social media giant banned Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) social media team, Twitter users couldn’t have been happier.
Brad Parscale was trying to make a statement, HuffPost reports, and Twitter users were only too happy to respond.
“Team Mitch” was hit with the ban after the campaign shared a video that the Louisville Courier-Journal describes as a “profanity-laced protest outside of the Republican Senator’s Kentucky home.
According to a Twitter spokeswoman, the video violated the platform’s violent threats policy, especially threats involving physical safety. She added that the account was unlocked Friday after the McConnell campaign successfully argued the video was intended to spark public discussion.”
But Parscale didn’t wait for the account to be unlocked before deciding to attack Twitter, threatening to remove all campaign ads from the platform.
“We stand with Senator McConnell & won’t spend another dime with @Twitter until they unfreeze his account. Locked it after he showed video of threats against him.”
Twitter is cool with hamas or louis farrakhan, but not senate majority leader.
We stand with Sen. McConnell & won’t spend another dime with @Twitter until they unfreeze his account. Locked it after he showed video of threats against him.
Twitter is cool with Hamas or Louis Farrakhan, but not Senate Majority Leader.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) August 9, 2019
While at least a few Trump supporters backed Parscale’s threat, many others in the Twitterverse noted they’d be more than happy to Parscale make good on his threat.
I'll hold the door for you if you promise to leave.
— This fuckin' guy again? (@NotThisAsshole1) August 9, 2019
Cool. Stay gone, Steampunk Toolbox.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 9, 2019
That's just fine with ummmmmmm………everyone. Close The Donald's account while you're at it.
— Michael Petty (@5MilesHigher) August 9, 2019
One user chided him for using people of color for his examples.
Interesting that you picked out specifically non-white examples. Wonder why?!?
— Patrick Petrelli (@PatrickPetrell1) August 9, 2019
Another called out the senator’s double standard.
Mitch was cool with teenage boys simulating sexual assault on a woman elected official but we're all supposed to stand up for him because Twitter removed a video? I don't think so. Bye bye
— The Feminist Poltergeist (@stinkydog195) August 9, 2019
And some let the memes fly.
— stella (@racismdestroys) August 9, 2019
— #ViveLaRésistance #TrumpsAreTraitors🌊🌊 (@JustWhatNowWhy) August 9, 2019
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 9, 2019
— marla singer (@singermarla3) August 9, 2019
Another user applied a liberal dose of sarcasm:
Oh, darn it! We were so looking forward to your misleading ads and propaganda 🐮
— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) August 9, 2019
As funny as all these tweets are, they’re a real reminder that people are fed up with McConnell for standing in the way of progress. He’s blocked legislation to protect elections from foreign interference, he’s stubbornly and persistently fought meaningful legislation on gun control, snubbed Kentucky coal miners and 9/11 first responders. He’s made it more than clear that he doesn’t care for the rights of everyday Americans.
It shouldn’t come as any surprise that people are angry.
Featured image courtesy of the video above