A group of seven Twitter users is banking on the First Amendment to take Donald Trump to court and make him pay for blocking them. The lawsuit was filed against the United States president on Tuesday after Trump blocked the said Twitter users for tweeting criticisms against him. The Twitter users also named a couple of high ranking White House aides as defendants in the lawsuit.
According to the Knight First Amendment Institute, which represents the disgruntled Twitter users, Trump should not keep people from knowing his views on important issues which he gamely post on his personal Twitter account. The plaintiffs also said that Trump should not prevent his constituents from expressing their opinions on him and his administration. The group claimed that by blocking other Twitter users, Trump is violating their rights to free speech. The blocked users also argued that Trump’s Twitter account, @realDonaldTrump, is considered a public forum since he is a public official.