“So ridiculous to see Twitter trying to make the case that Mail-In Ballots are not subject to FRAUD,” Trump tweeted on Thursday. “How stupid, there are examples, & cases, all over the place. Our election process will become badly tainted & a laughingstock all over the World.”
He then tagged Yoel Roth, Twitter’s head of site integrity, as a “hater.”
The tweet follows the social media platform flagging earlier posts about mail-in voting fraud from the president, with a notice directing users to the facts surrounding the practice.
After his spat with Twitter, Trump promised to “strongly regulate” or even “close down” social media sites that “silence conservative voices” through an executive order.
The White House press secretary attempted to clarify the president’s position on mail-in voting — which has been floated by various Democrats as a way to conduct November’s presidential election because of Covid-19 — in a Thursday interview with Fox News, where she said Trump is only against “mass” mail-in voting.
“What he’s not for is mass, mail-in voting, what Nancy Pelosi is asking for, which is subject to fraud,” Kayleigh McEnany said.
Trump is set to introduce an executive order on Thursday that he promises will bring “fairness” to social media platforms like Twitter.