His request comes after the Republican leader accused his predecessor Barack Obama on Saturday (04Mar17) of "wire-tapping" his office at Trump Tower in New York before the election last year (16). He likened the surveillance to Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal in the 1970s, and made the claims without offering any evidence.

Referring to Trump's unsubstantiated allegations, Willimon now wants Twitter officials to delete the real estate mogul's account from the micro-blogging website.

"Today's tantrum is just the latest example of why @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS must be removed from @Twitter," the 39-year-old wrote. "Only one person on @Twitter is President of the United States. That comes with a supreme and unique responsibility unlike any other user."

"What the President tweets has real and significant impact on the business of governance, world affairs and national security," Willimon continued. "Even as a private citizen it is arguable that he has violated Twitter rules regarding violent threats, harassment and hateful conduct."

He criticised the "recklessness" of Trump's tweets, and called them "a national security threat".

Willimon called on Twitter chiefs to remove the President's personal account, and implored, "In fact, with your worldwide reach and impact on the media, you have a duty to steer clear of accounts facilitating national security threats. Twitter is amazing. It connects the world. That comes with its own responsibility: to do your part in protecting that world."

Donald Trump has yet to comment on the report.