Man says President Trump blocked him on Twitter after he tweeted 'covfefe' joke

Twitter users band together under #BlockedByTrump
Posted at 12:11 PM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 12:11:32-04

Rob Szczerba’s tweet to President Trump was a joke involving ice cream, suggesting Trump’s now-famous word, “covfefe,” was a new flavor.

Soon after sending the tweet, Szczerba tried to send another, only to discover that Trump had blocked him, CNN reported.

"When you look at all his responses to tweets ... you almost sit back and laugh," Szczerba told CNN. "It was really comical."

Holly O’Reilly had a similar experience. She says Trump blocked her after she tweeted a GIF of Pope Francis giving him a strange look.

Szczerba, O’Reilly and many others blocked by Trump are sharing their stories under the hashtag #BlockedByTrump.

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Some users, like Megan Ackerman, have #BlockedByTrump in their Twitter bios (and their resumes).

"It's been incredibly frustrating as a citizen ... It feels like a disconnect from the American government and the President," Ackerman told CNN.