Trump campaign dismisses reports that they took away Twitter control

RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 07: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the J.S. Dorton Arena November 7, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Trump's campaign has denied a New York Times report that he does not have control over his own Twitter account. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 07: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the J.S. Dorton Arena November 7, 2016 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Trump's campaign has denied a New York Times report that he does not have control over his own Twitter account. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Contrary to recent reports, the Trump campaign says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump does in fact have control over his Twitter account.

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"No one is taking away his Twitter. He's his own man," senior adviser Boris Epshteyn told USA Today in response to a Sunday New York Times report.

That report said that Trump's camp took away his access to his Twitter profile. The story was picked up by President Obama when he attended a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

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"Apparently his campaign has taken away his Twitter. In the last two days, they had so little confidence in his self-control they said: 'We're just going to take away your Twitter,'"Obama said at a Kissimee, Florida, rally Sunday. "If somebody can't handle a Twitter account, they can't handle the nuclear codes."

Epstein's remarks are similar to the sentiments of Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager,

"It's not for me to take away a grown man's Twitter account," she told CNN in October. On the "Today Show" on Monday, Conway reiterated that the story is "not true."

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