The bill would amend the Presidential Records Act to preserve Twitter posts and other social media interactions of the President of the United Statesand to require the National Archives to store such items. Representative Mike QuigleyDemocrat of Illinoisintroduced the legislation in the wake of Donald Trump's routine use of Twitter Over - Various - Vflg#1 , stating "In order to maintain public trust in government, elected officials must answer for what they do and say; this includes character tweets.
If the president is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference. The bill title is a backronym of " covfefe ", a misspelled word in a May 31, tweet sent by Trump, reading "Despite the constant negative press Down By The Ocean - Various - Live At Eyedrum III ".
This incomplete tweet was liked and retweeted hundreds of thousands of times, making it one of the most popular tweets ofas people speculated on its meaning. News asked White House press secretary Sean Spicer about the tweet and if there was any concern about the president sending out incoherent tweets that stay up for hours.
Spicer responded, "I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant" and offered Over - Various - Vflg#1 other explanation. This unexpected response spawned additional media attention and criticism for its cryptic meaning, with commentators unsure if Spicer was joking or not. Callum Borchers of The Washington Post ' s The Fix noted that the Trump administration might have deliberately responded in a way that encouraged the media and the public Over - Various - Vflg#1 focus on covfefe instead of other controversies such as Over - Various - Vflg#1 Russia investigationresignation of White House communications director Michael Dubkeor U.
Trump's tweets have been legally significant in the past. Trump's Twitter posts have contradicted his agenda by undercutting or contradicting public official statements as well as the arguments of U. Department of Justice attorneys seeking to defend Trump's decisions in court. Ina federal appellate court cited one of Trump's tweets in upholding a lower court's order blocking Trump's Executive Order from going into effect. Courts have been clear that Twitter statements can be used as evidence of intent.
Trump Bem, Bem, Maria - Gipsy Kings - Greatest Hits blocked a number of users from his " realDonaldTrump" Twitter account, preventing these users from viewing Trump's tweets or posting public replies. A group associated with Columbia University filed a lawsuit on behalf of blocked users, called Knight First Amendment Institute v.
Plaintiffs successfully argued that realDonaldTrump reply threads constituted a "designated public forum" akin to a public meeting, and therefore blocking users based on their political viewpoints violated their constitutional right to freedom of speech. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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