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Now you can have a robot tell Donald Trump to delete his account for you

What a time to be alive.


Aaron Sankin


Published Jul 14, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 11:11 am CDT

We get it, you’re busy. Between catching Pokémon, catching Pokémon while you’re supposed to be working, catching criminals while catching Pokémon, reading Pokémon-related erotica, and laying down fire Pokémon raps for your next mixtape, who has time time to do their civic duty of tweeting dismissive jokes at presidential candidates?

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a full-time staff of social media professionals to regularly drag Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump on Twitter. You, most likely, aren’t afforded that same luxury.

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When Trump dismissively tweeted about President Barack Obama‘s formal endorsement of Clinton following her accumulating enough delegates to mathematically eliminate rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) from the race, Clinton’s response generated generated over a million likes and retweets.

In the weeks since, Clinton fans—or, at the very least, Trump haters—have followed in the former secretary of state’s footsteps, imploring Trump to delete his account. Now, an app called Trump Delete Your Account has automated the process.

“Trump is a man of the people, he hears your collective voice. So use it to tell him to delete his Twitter account,” reads a description the app’s website. “By clicking the Start Tweeting button and authorizing your Twitter account, you will automatically reply to vile Trump tweets with a simple message, ‘Delete your account.’”

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It does what it says on the box.

However, for Clinton backers, there is a potential downside. The kind of structural unemployment triggered by the automation of formerly human-centered tasks, like telling Trump to delete his account, is largely what’s causing that anger fueling Trump’s rise in the first place. 

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*First Published: Jul 14, 2016, 12:34 pm CDT