For the President of the United States, any insult or critique (especially from the Left) on social media is often enough to prompt a block.
On Tuesday, it was the turn of none other than author Stephen King himself.
King has for a long time expressed his aversion towards Trump as President and his policies on Twitter.
Therefore, it may not seem like a shock that his consistent criticism landed him on the #BlockedByTrump list, a Twitter trend started by all those who have received the same treatment as the best-selling author.
However, a fellow from the literary community and another outspoken Trump-critic came to King’s rescue soon after.
Among left-leaning critics who regularly reply directly to Trump’s tweets, being blocked by the POTUS has become an achievement, a mark they wear with pride.
Others have questioned whether a commander-in-chief can block certain individuals from his designated public forum.
The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University sent a letter to Trump earlier in June stating that this was in fact a violation of constitutional principles.