President Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that he would get rid of his Twitter account if he didn’t find it necessary to push back against “fake news.”
“If we had a fair press in this country, I would do that in a heartbeat,” Trump told reporters in the Oval Office when asked if he had considered deleting his account on the platform given his recent criticism of the social media giant.
“There’s nothing I’d rather do than get rid of my whole Twitter account,” he added.
Trump’s comments came shortly before he signed an executive order targeting legal protections for social media firms after he slammed Twitter this week for fact-checking some of his false claims.
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“We’re here today to defend free speech from one of the greatest dangers it has faced in American history, frankly, and you know what’s going on as well as anybody. It’s not good,” Trump said Thursday in signing the order.