Hillary Clinton says she won’t leave Twitter if Trump returns to the platform. Read on for a closer look at their differences on free speech.
“It’s more than a little disconcerting to think someone that was an object of intense ridicule, that no one can find anything good to say about, that’s actually a guy who’s leading with his chest out and his head up, with a big head of steam, and has his finger on the pulse of this country, that someone who’s in charge of the country, and is actually doing the work of the country, that someone’s actually leading, and people are just standing around with their mouths open wondering what’s going on, that that’s Donald Trump,” Clinton said at a press briefing Tuesday.
“I think it’s certainly consistent with somebody who is not in touch with the daily reality of what’s happening and is not thinking through the consequences of what they do and how it affects other folks and how they impact other folks’ lives,” she added.
Trump said Tuesday that he sees his Twitter account as a “lovely time.” After a week in which he has been called out for racist tweets and his comments about the Orlando terrorist, he tweeted Tuesday to suggest he would “be happy” to meet with the father of a college student killed in a massacre at a Florida Naval Academy.
Clinton told a group of businesspeople Monday she supports net neutrality rules but she also said she would “reconsider” such a move if a Donald Trump became president. Trump, meanwhile, tweeted Tuesday that the country’s highest court had cleared his travel ban for a third time, with a 4-4 split at the Supreme Court.
Clinton’s criticism of Trump is similar to comments made by prominent members of both parties, including New York’s former Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton and former Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, who urged Tuesday that Trump stay off Twitter.
Here’s how their tweets compare.
HILLARY: “I think he really is not the leader this country is looking for. He may not