REPORT: Trump Will Maintain Personal Twitter Account and Won’t Adopt Official @POTUS Account
With President-elect Donald Trump on the brink of officially becoming the country’s Commander-in-Chief, it appears we are getting the answer to what he will do with his personal Twitter account and whether he’ll take on an official government one.
He’s keeping his and he’s not going to utilize @POTUS.
During an interview with The Sunday Times, Trump explained that due to the fact that he had so many followers on his social media accounts, he’s going to keep them open so he can go after the press who covers him “dishonestly.”
“@realDonaldTrump I think, I’ll keep it . . . so I’ve got 46 million people right now — that’s a lot, that’s really a lot — but 46 million — including Facebook, Twitter and ya know, Instagram, so when you think that you’re 46 million there, I’d rather just let that build up and just keep it @realDonaldTrump, it’s working — and the tweeting, I thought I’d do less of it, but I’m covered so dishonestly by the press — so dishonestly — that I can put out Twitter — and it’s not 140, it’s now 280 — I can go bing bing bing . . . and they put it on and as soon as I tweet it out — this morning on television, Fox — ‘Donald Trump, we have breaking news’.”
And in tonight’s broadcast of NBC Nightly News, it was reported that Trump transition team officials told the network that the incoming president will keep his personal account active while not adopting the presidential one.
A recent poll showed that the majority of American voters would like for Trump to stop tweeting and delete his personal account.
Watch the report above, via NBC News.
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