Joe Biden Will Obtain the @POTUS Twitter Account Even If Trump Doesn’t Concede, Twitter Says – Thebritishjournal

Joe Biden Will Receive the @POTUS Twitter Account Even If Trump Doesn’t Concede, Twitter Says

It’s official: Twitter will hand over the @POTUS account to President-elect Joe Biden on January 20, 2021.

The social media giant confirmed that the Biden-Harris administration will receive the official White House accounts, including @FLOTUS, @VP,  and @whitehouse, as soon as he’s sworn in on Inauguration Day, regardless of whether Donald Trump concedes or not. (As of right now, Trump has yet to fully acknowledge Biden won the 2020 election.)

“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement to Politico Friday, November 20. “As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration.”

It’s important to note the @POTUS account, which has more than 30 million followers, is the official account of the President of the United States and is not the one Trump uses to tweet. Therefore, this move won’t affect Trump too much since, in the last four years, he’s been mostly tweeting from his personal account, @realDonaldTrump, which will remain his.

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In fact, it seems Trump currently uses the official @POTUS account to retweet himself. 

Meanwhile, Facebook will also transfer the official POTUS account when Biden takes office. “In 2017, we worked with both the Obama Administration and incoming Trump Administration to make sure the transition of their Facebook and Instagram accounts was seamless on January 20th, and we expect to do the same here,” the company told Reuters.

The news comes one week after Trump kind of admitted he lost the election to Joe Biden, but then immediately took it right back and refused to concede.  

“He won because the Election was Rigged,” he wrote. Then, a few hours later, Trump added,  “RIGGED ELECTION. WE WILL WIN!. He only won in the eyes of the FAKE NEWS MEDIA. I concede NOTHING! We have a long way to go. This was a RIGGED ELECTION!”

Of course, there is absolutely no evidence to support Trump’s claims that Democrats “rigged” the election. 

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Joe Biden Will Receive the @POTUS Twitter Account Even If Trump Doesn’t Concede, Twitter Says The British Journal Editors and Wire Services/ Glamour.

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