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Kamala Harris wants President Trump's Twitter account suspended over his whistleblower tweets

'He uses his power in a way that is designed to beat people down instead of lift people up'

Photographer: Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) said President Donald Trump's Twitter account should be suspended over his tweets about the whistleblower in the Ukraine scandal that could lead to Trump's impeachment, CNN reported.

"The president's tweets and his behaviors about this are just further evidence of the fact that he uses his power in a way that is designed to beat people down instead of lift people up," Harris told CNN's Anderson Cooper.

'The privilege of using those words in that way should probably be taken from him'

"Frankly, when you look at what he's been tweeting today directed at the whistleblower, directed at so many people ... I, frankly, think that based on this and all we've seen him do before, including attacking members of Congress, that ... his Twitter account should be suspended," added Harris, a 2020 presidential candidate. "I think there is plenty of now evidence to suggest that he is irresponsible with his words in a way that could result in harm to other people. And so the privilege of using those words in that way should probably be taken from him."

Cooper asked the California senator if she was concerned that suspending Trump's Twitter account would be viewed as Silicon Valley trying to "silence" him. Harris replied that a president's words shouldn't be "about belittling, much less harming, anyone" and that she doesn't believe Trump ever "fully appreciated that responsibility."

"If he's not gonna exercise self-restraint, then perhaps there should be other mechanisms in place to make sure that his words do not, in fact, harm anyone," she added. "And that's my point. What we want to make sure is that his words do not actually result in harm to anyone."

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What's the background?

Trump on Sunday said he wanted to "meet" his "accuser" who "presented SECOND & THIRD HAND INFORMATION." Trump also asked, "Was this person SPYING on the U.S. President? Big Consequences!"

Trump on Monday tweeted "#FakeWhistleblower":

Trump also said last week that the official who tipped off the whistleblower is "close to a spy" and implied that official should be executed.

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