Musk reinstates Trump’s Twitter account.
The White House Correspondents’ Association said on Monday that President Donald Trump’s Twitter account will remain suspended “until further notice.”
The decision was made ahead of Trump’s State of the Union address, in which he plans to focus his speech on tax reform and other “jobs” related subjects.
“As the White House Correspondents’ Association has made clear, there are many instances where our president has made inappropriate and unprofessional comments that are unacceptable,” WHCA president Olivier Knox said in a statement.
“While we are disappointed with his current Twitter suspension, we appreciate his continued commitment to professionalism and transparency, and look forward to working with him to uphold that commitment as he uses this platform,” Knox added.
Trump has long publicly criticized the White House correspondents’ group, calling several of their members “the enemy of the people,” and a “terrible group of people” in an interview with The Washington Post that aired during the 2016 presidential race.
Trump’s criticism included referring to journalists as “the enemy of the people,” and tweeting about the group’s “failing @WhiteHousePress” in April.
Trump has also tweeted criticisms of the media without naming the reporters, telling his 2.7 million Twitter followers in January 2017 that “The FAKE NEWS media (failing @FOX News) is not my enemy, but they are a Racist, Sexist, Racist, Xenophobe and Psycho. They (FOX) are the Enemy of the People.”
The White House Correspondents’ Association on Monday said Trump’s Twitter account would remain suspended “until further notice.”