The American public have voted, and Donald Trump has won the 2016 presidential election.
One of the many questions on the world’s lips right now is, what happens to the @POTUS Twitter account? After all, it has a healthy 11.4m followers, and has been fairly involved in making Obama’s views heard online during the election campaigns.
President Obama’s tweets will soon be archived by the US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) at @POTUS44, leaving Donald Trump to begin his presidency in January 2017 with a clean Twitter slate and 11.4m followers on @POTUS, who Obama has amassed over the past 8 years. That number of followers will actually be a downgrade for Trump, however, as he currently has 13.5m followers on his personal pre-presidency account, @realDonaldTrump.
Related White House Twitter accounts, such as Michelle Obama’s @FLOTUS and Joe Biden’s @VP will also be archived, alongside President Obama’s other social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.
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