Wellingborough MP says Trump should delete Twitter account

Peter Bone - UK Parliament official portraits 2017 NNL-170726-161652005
Peter Bone - UK Parliament official portraits 2017 NNL-170726-161652005

The MP for Wellingborough told the House of Commons yesterday (Thursday) that the US President should delete his Twitter account.

Donald Trump caused outrage on social media after retweeting Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen three times earlier this week.

Yesterday Peter Bone (Con) told fellow MPs the world would ‘be a better place’ if Trump didn’t use social media.

He said: “One of the advantages of having such a special relationship with the United States is when a friend tells you you’ve done something wrong you tend to listen.

“And wouldn’t the world be a better place if the Prime Minister could persuade the President of the United States to delete his Twitter account.”

MP for Kettering Philip Hollobone said politics and Twitter is a ‘toxic mix’.

He told the Commons: “For politicians, tweeting encourages the transmission of half-formed ideas instead of listening to the developed arguments of others.

“It promotes a culture of instant reaction as opposed to considered thought, and it provokes people to immediate outrage instead of pauseful reflection.”

MP for Corby Tom Pursglove has been contacted for a comment on Trump’s actions.