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Donald Trump Says He Plans To Continue Using His Personal Twitter Account As President

“I think I’ll keep it,” the president-elect said in a recent interview with The London Times.

January 16, 2017
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During the 2016 election cycle, Twitter played a huge role for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Following Trump's victory, many speculated as to whether or not the social media platform would continue to serve as a key platform for the president-elect. Since November, Trump has seemingly answered these queries, using Twitter to respond to reports of Russian hacking, an impassioned speech at the Golden Globes from Meryl Streep, and, most recently, Georgia Representative John Lewis.

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Despite the fact that the Trump administration will take over the @POTUS and @WhiteHouse accounts following the election, Trump says he's planning to continue using his personal Twitter account to communicate with his 20 million followers, transition sources told NBC.

In an interview with The London Times, published on Sunday, Trump said, "I think I’ll keep it,” in response to a question about his personal account. "I’ve got 46 million people right now — that’s really a lot — including Facebook, Twitter and ya know, Instagram — I’d rather just let that build up and just keep it @realDonaldTrump. It’s working.”

A recent poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University, 64% of voters surveyed said Trump should delete his personal Twitter account when he becomes president. Only 32 percent of those polled said he should maintain his personal account.

Donald Trump Says He Plans To Continue Using His Personal Twitter Account As President