Twitter as Part of the Presidential Digital Transition

As part of the “digital transition” plan laid out by the Obama White House shortly before the election, the incoming administration begins with a clean slate.  Well, at least that’s the plan, but with Mr. Trump one really doesn’t know for sure?  This may be too confining for our new “head (hair?) of State.”  But as a public service I would like to report on what the normal procedures are, and, I guess, we can all wait and see.

Both of the Obamas have their own Twitter accounts, @BarackObama, and @MichelleObama, which are run by staff at Organizing for Action, a nonprofit advocacy group.  They’ll host future tweets from these accounts, since the @POTUS44 and @FLOTUS44 are basically just archives.  Of course, Trump has his own Twitter handle – @RealDonaldTrump – which has several million more followers than @POTUS (maybe that’s why he won?).  Trump recently expressed a preference for keeping his Twitter presence on his personal account, but like many things with the Trump administration, we’re going to have to wait and see what actually happens.

But do we really have to wait and see?  As with most of the actions of this current White House resident so far, he will do whatever he wants with no one to stop him.  No one will the tell the “Emperor that he has no clothes.”

Ray Myers


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