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Trump’s crude tweets: Would anyone else be fired?

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    President Donald Trump’s latest tweets attacking a female TV host would get him fired, or at least reprimanded if he was a regular person or even regular CEO.

NEW YORK >> Workplace experts are saying that if President Donald Trump were anyone else, he’d be fired, or at least reprimanded, for his latest tweets attacking a female TV host.

And, experts say, if he were to look for a job, these and past crude tweets would raise red flags for companies doing social media background checks. Such checks are an increasingly common practice as tweets and Facebook posts become a daily, sometimes hourly part of our lives.

Of course, Trump is anything but typical. Still, experts say it’s a mistake to think that because the president is getting away with sending out crude tweets that a regular person would. There are plenty of examples online of people getting fired for such conduct.

Some speech, such as union organizing, is protected.

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