Twitter Says Biden Will Get @POTUS Handle Once Inaugurated Even if Trump Does Not Concede

Once inaugurated, President-elect Joe Biden will get the @POTUS handle on Twitter — even if President Donald Trump does not concede the presidential election.

“Twitter is actively preparing to support the transition of White House institutional Twitter accounts on January 20th, 2021,” Twitter spokesperson Nick Pacilio said in an email, according to Politico.

The statement continued, “As we did for the presidential transition in 2017, this process is being done in close consultation with the National Archives and Records Administration.”

The other official Twitter accounts that will automatically be transferred include @whitehouse, @FLOTUS, @VP.

According to Politico, the existing tweets on those accounts will be archived and the accounts will be reset to zero tweets.

Trump mostly uses his personal Twitter account, @realdonaldtrump, and will keep control of that account — where the president has roughly 88.9 million followers, compared to the @POTUS account which has 32.8 million followers.

However, Twitter indicated that once Biden is inaugurated that Trump will lose the protections under the social media outlet’s “world leaders” policy.

Part of the policy reads, “If a Tweet from a world leader does violate the Twitter Rules but there is a clear public interest value to keeping the Tweet on the service, we may place it behind a notice that provides context about the violation and allows people to click through should they wish to see the content.”

The inauguration of the president is set for Jan. 20, 2021.

Several major outlets projected Biden as the winner of the election. However, Trump has refused to concede and launched lawsuits in multiple states after Biden was projected to have defeated him. Trump has made unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud.

On Friday, Georgia certified Biden’s win in the state, officially giving Biden the state’s 16 electoral votes. He won the state by 12,670 votes.

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperge said during Friday’s press conference, “Numbers don’t lie. As secretary of state, I believe that the numbers that we are presented today are correct.”

Responses

  1. “Sorry, dude, but nowhere near 50% of the people want socialism or any part of the Green New Deal.” Lee

    Sorry, dude, prove it, because that is NOT what legitimate polls show. Not at all. Plus, do you have a “Social” Security number? That’s what I thought.

    The majority of Americans DO WANT what are the planks of the Justice Democrats platform. Uh, that is WHY these policies make up their platform in the first place – because the majority of us DO want or need them to be enacted. Duh! That includes the Green New Deal (~65% depending on which polls are referenced), M4A (FOX:72%), and the wiping out of student debt (~58-60%). Even a FOX News poll right after the election confirmed this (yes, FOX CAN do good polling).

    “In that, you are very, very wrong.” Lee

    Nope. Sorry. That is a lie.

    thehill.com/hilltv/rising/461106-majority-of-voters-support-free-college-eliminating-student-debt

    thehill.com/hilltv/what-americas-thinking/494602-poll-69-percent-of-voters-support-medicare-for-all

    theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/02/poll-us-voters-really-do-care-about-climate-change/606907/

    You need to update yourself, Lee. These were just the first polls that I found in quick searches. You can find many, many more that confirm each and every one of them, AND more importantly, confirm my points.

    “Your “thinking” as evidenced from your anger, bitterness, and untruthfulness shows a mind that is seriously in need of professional help.” Lee

    I AM angry that there are so many unthinking cultists who refuse to think for themselves. I AM bitter that there is sooo much corruption in this country and that partisan voters refuse to get rid of it. Untruthfulness? You have shown no proof of that, but I await your evidence. As for professional help, I will be the judge of who needs that around here, thank you.

    “Calm down, buddy, and rejoin life here on earth.” Lee

    I will welcome you back to reality when you are ready to accept reality, Lee. So, I am thinking that it is time for a fitting nickname for you. What do you think? Unreal Lee? How’s that? Short, precise, and true.

  2. General Confusion: as usual your graceless haughty know it all attitude plays loose with the facts. Sorry, dude, but nowhere near 50% of the people want socialism or any part of the Green New Deal. I guess in your mind you think there are an endless line of people thinking like you. In that, you are very, very wrong. Your “thinking” as evidenced from your anger, bitterness, and untruthfulness shows a mind that is seriously in need of professional help. Calm down, buddy, and rejoin life here on earth.

  3. Phyllis:

    “So we’re good, right?”

    Apparently, we aren’t out of the woods just yet. Michigan and Pennsylvania are supposed to certify on Monday. Let’s hope that they do, but there are a few federal Senators who have publicly stated that state legislators should throw out the current electors and replace them with ones who will go along with their coup.

    King Donald The Loser is / has called in the American Fascists legislators from Pennsylvania, just like he did with Michigan, looking for a way to steal that state’s election.

    So, no, this isn’t over quite yet, His Majesty is still using his wiggle room where he can, and the weak Democrats are not calling out what the fascists are trying to do what it really is – a political coup. Fortunately, even Federalist appointed judges are not putting up with the legal nonsense coming from that idiot representing them in court. And 68% of the American Fascist voters are convinced that Joke Biden stole the election. What is wrong with this country? (Pardon my use of indefinite pronouns, but this is getting boring, monotonous and tiring, which is what they want.)

  4. Sᴛᴀʀᴛ ᴡᴏʀᴋɪɴɢ ғʀᴏᴍ ʜᴏᴍᴇ! Gʀᴇᴀᴛ ᴊᴏʙ ғᴏʀ sᴛᴜᴅᴇɴᴛs, sᴛᴀʏ-ᴀᴛ-ʜᴏᴍᴇ ᴍᴏᴍs ᴏʀ ᴀɴʏᴏɴᴇ ɴᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ᴀɴ ᴇxᴛʀᴀ ɪɴᴄᴏᴍᴇ… Yᴏᴜ ᴏɴʟʏ ɴᴇᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴜᴛᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ʀᴇʟɪᴀʙʟᴇ ɪɴᴛᴇʀɴᴇᴛ ᴄᴏɴɴᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ… Mᴀᴋᴇ $80 ʜᴏᴜʀʟʏ ᴀɴᴅ ᴜᴘ ᴛᴏ $13000 ᴀ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ ʙʏ ғᴏʟʟᴏᴡɪɴɢ ʟɪɴᴋ ᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ ᴀɴᴅ sɪɢɴɪɴɢ ᴜᴘ… Yᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʏᴏᴜʀ ғɪʀsᴛ ᴄʜᴇᴄᴋ ʙʏ ᴛʜᴇ ᴇɴᴅ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs ᴡᴇᴇᴋ 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫.𝐜𝐨𝐦

  5. “I don’t like the direction Dems have stated that they want to take the country, especially the ramblings of “the squad.” Lee

    What “direction” is that, Lee?

    The “squad” are members of the Justice Democrats. Name a plank of the JD platform that more than 50% of Americans DON’T want. (Hint: there isn’t one) So if the majority vote us DO want their help getting what we want, what don’t YOU like?

  6. I supported the guy because I don’t like the direction Dems have stated that they want to take the country, especially the ramblings of “the squad.” However, it is way past time for Trump to hang it up, admits that he lost, and enable a smooth transition to Biden. In other words, do what he should’ve done and which probably would’ve ensured his re-election; grow up.

  7. “Twitter indicated that once Biden is inaugurated that Trump will lose the protections under the social media outlet’s “world leaders” policy.” Article

    How many of those 88.9 million will drop off as soon as Dear Leader becomes an ordinary, legally vulnerable citizen again? Few in the media will need to listen to his incoherent ramblings, THAT’s for sure.

    At least my mailbox won’t be getting as stuffed with all of his daily grift for MY money.