Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after paying a visit to the White House on April 23, called Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar about the death threats that had been made against her on Twitter following a post by President Trump himself.
Omar has been the target of a stream of ‘mean’ comments on Twitter. As she said in a statement posted on Twitter, “Since the President’s tweet… I have experienced an increase in direct threats on my life—many directly referencing or replying to the President’s video.”
We are all Americans. This is endangering lives. It has to stop. pic.twitter.com/gwB2kDUIRp
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) April 15, 2019
According to a Washington Post report, Dorsey stood by his decision not to pull Trump’s tweet—a video that combined a controversial phrase from Omar’s speech at a Council on Islamic Relations banquet with footage of the attacks on the Twin Towers. President Trump captioned it all with: “NEVER FORGET.”
Twitter’s refusal to take down Trump’s video tweet—which has been posted elsewhere across the Internet—has spurred leftist protests against the company. The Women’s March has launched a petition asking Twitter and Facebook to suspend President Trump’s accounts and is threatening to protest at Twitter’s upcoming stockholder meeting.