Back in May, a federal judge ruled that it’s unconstitutional for the president of the United States to block people on Twitter. The Knight First Amendment Institute filed the lawsuit, arguing that the act of blocking someone for their political views was a First Amendment violation due to public forum doctrines and “viewpoint discrimination.” Basically, since Trump conducts his entire presidency on Twitter, blocking is a no-go. It was a fair ruling, but also a hilarious one (a previous judge advised him to use the “mute” button), and on Tuesday it seems that Trump’s Twitter team began complying by hitting that old unblock button on his critics. HuffPo was among the sites that tracked the reactions, and there are some real dandies.
A common and excellent bit was to block the president right back:
Others took it seriously in a way that was totally justified but maybe also just a little sad:
And most just rejoiced with a dose of humor:
Rosie O'Donnell, though? Rosie's still blocked.