In the President's mind, the warning label from Twitter was the latest indignity against him by the social media giant, as Mr. Trump tore into Twitter early on Friday morning.
"Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party," the President tweeted soon after 7 am. "They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States."
Earlier this week, Twitter added a link to a couple of the President's tweets about mail-in voting, giving a link for more information about the issue.
The President was incensed, leading to his executive order on Thursday, and a direct threat to close down the company, which experts said he had no power to do.
On Capitol Hill, the two parties saw the developing events on Twitter much differently.
"Twitter is censoring the President of the United States," said Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ).
Democrats in Congress said the President was overreacting, and acting like an authoritarian.
“Trump’s behavior is growing increasingly unhinged, authoritarian, and outright violent and is designed to inflame and divide America further,” said Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ).
“This is vile behavior,” said Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ). “The President should not be encouraging violence.”
“(T)he President’s executive order is a shameless attempt to use the power of his office to silence his critics and intimidate his perceived enemies,” said Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA).