— regardless of whether Donald Trump has left the White House
President Donald Trump has yet to concede the White House to President-elect Joe Biden, but the POTUS Twitter account will be handed to Biden anyway, according to Twitter.
‘Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,’ Twitter spokesperson Nick Pacilio told Politico.
Trump has tweeted 10,900 times since taking over the POTUS account in January 2017, but all his posts will be archived and an account tallying zero Tweets will pass to Biden on January 20.
Twitter said there would be no need to share information between the outgoing and incoming presidency teams.
But it is likely to have little difference to Trump, who boasts more than double the number of followers on his personal account @realDonaldTrump.
POTUS has 32.8million followers, while realDonaldTrump, set up in 2009, has 88.9million.
But as soon as the presidency is handed over to Biden, Trump will lose the protection under Twitter’s ‘world leaders’ policy – which allowed tweets that broke the rules to remain up with a warning.