The White House is “very much looking into” taking executive action against Twitter for censoring the New York Post, Trump Campaign senior adviser Steve Cortez told the Daily Caller on Thursday.
Twitter has banned, since Wednesday, the sharing of New York Post articles alleging former Vice President Joe Biden was aware of and participated in his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Ukraine and China. Twitter also locked the official account of the Trump campaign as well as White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s personal account for sharing aspects of the NYP stories.
Cortez said the Trump administration has people investigating what the Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce could do in response to Twitter’s action.
“The White House is very much looking into that as we speak — what can be done from the executive branch side, what can the DOJ do for example, or Department of Commerce,” Cortez told the Daily Caller.
Cortez said he did not know whether Trump plans to make an executive order. The White House did not immediately respond to a request to confirm that it is looking into potential action. (RELATED: Twitter Reportedly Suspends Trump’s Official Campaign