Donald Trump’s Twitter Privileges Revoked Days Before Election: Report

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the Atkinson Country Club November 4, 2016 in Atkinson, New Hampshire.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally on November 4, 2016 in Atkinson, New Hampshire. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Bye, bye 140 characters. Donald Trump's Twitter privileges have been revoked, according to The New York Times. The GOP presidential candidate, 70, has been taking a not-self-imposed break from the social media platform as his aides step in.

President Barack Obama mocked the Twitter news while campaigning for Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, during a rally in Kissimmee, Florida.

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"Apparently, his campaign has taken away his Twitter. In the last two days, they had so little confidence in his self-control, that they said, ‘We’re just going to take away your Twitter,'" POTUS, 55, said on Sunday. "Now, if somebody can’t handle a Twitter account, they can’t handle the nuclear codes."

The media mogul, of course, has sent many, many controversial tweets during his battle for the White House. Last month, the NYT even published a two-page spread of his Twitter insults. In addition to Clinton, some of his jabs have been aimed at Alec Baldwin (who portrays him on SNL), Rosie O'Donnell, Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Robert De Niro (after the actor bashed him) and Mexican immigrants.

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Like Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama has slammed Trump for his remarks. "I want someone with the proven strength to persevere, someone who knows this job and takes it seriously, someone who understands that the issues a president faces are not black and white and cannot be boiled down to 140 characters," she said during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July. "Because when you have the nuclear codes at your fingertips and the military in your command, you can’t make snap decisions. You can’t have a thin skin or a tendency to lash out. You need to be steady and measured and well-informed."

In September, Clinton, 69, bashed Trump's Twitter comments, too, after he attacked Alicia Machado around 3:20 a.m. At the time, the former Miss Universe had claimed that Trump body-shamed her in the late '90s.

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"This is … unhinged, even for Trump," the former secretary of state tweeted in response. "What kind of man stays up all night to smear a woman with lies and conspiracy theories?… When something gets under Donald's thin skin, he lashes out and can't let go. This is dangerous for a president."

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