Twitter: Donald Trump Is Not Immune From Getting Banned

President Donald Trump could potentially join the short list of famous people who have been banned from Twitter if he manages to engage in future behavior that the platform deems too abusive or violent for its standards.

In an interview with Twitter legal and policy chief Vijaya Gadde and CEO Jack Dorsey, Gadde told Politico on Tuesday that while the company does give leeway in regard to their rules on abusive tweets when a newsworthy figure is involved, it "is not a blanket exception for the president or anyone else."

Trump has taken to Twitter to often levy jabs at political adversaries, the media or public figures he disagrees with, often aligning the various topics of his tweet rants to what is discussed on that morning's edition of Fox and Friends.

The president has used the platform to call women "dogs," threaten world leaders and call athletes and people in the media he doesn't like "dumb."

When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didn’t work out. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2018

Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018

While those may be viewed as humorous to some, including Trump himself, other tweets by the president have been seen as suggesting violence.

Twitter responded last year about a tweet where he said North Korea "won't be around much longer" if the country's leaders maintained their rhetoric at the time. Twitter said because the president's tweets are "newsworthy" to the public, even the ones possibly depicting or suggesting violence aren't taken down.

Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at U.N. If he echoes thoughts of Little Rocket Man, they won't be around much longer!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017

Twitter did decide to temporary ban conspiracy theorist and Infowars founder Alex Jones after he called for people to grab weapons and act against the media. Dorsey said they effectively placed Jones in a "timeout" for calling for armed violence.

Twitter: Alex Jones has been "put in timeout" for calling for armed violence.
See Lester Holt's exclusive interview with Jack Dorsey tonight at 5:30pm on @nbcbayarea

— Scott McGrew (@ScottMcGrew) August 15, 2018

Gadde's statements to Politico seemed to suggest the president, if not careful, could receive his own "timeout."

Dorsey would not tell Politico directly if he would personally get involved with the social media platform banning Trump, should he cross the line with his tweets.

"We have to balance it with the context that it's in," Dorsey said. "So, my role is to ask questions and make sure we're being impartial, and we're upholding consistently our terms of service, including public interest."

In the past, the company has been hesitant to ban any world leader. Twitter said in January in a blog post that blocking or removing a world leader and their tweets "would hide important information people should be able to see and debate."

However, Twitter did agree that while removing the person from the social media platform wouldn't "silence that leader," it would "certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions."