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Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:33 PM

Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn't concede

Source: Politico

The presidential @POTUS Twitter handle will automatically transfer to President-elect Joe Biden the moment he’s sworn in at noon on Inauguration Day — whether or not President Donald Trump has conceded, the company confirmed to POLITICO on Friday.

Same goes for @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS, and a handful other official accounts associated with the presidency.

“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. “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 handover requires no sharing of information between the outgoing Trump team and incoming Biden team, according to the company. All existing tweets on those accounts will be archived and Twitter will transfer the accounts — reset to zero tweets — to the Biden White House that day.

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Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/20/twitter-trump-transition-biden-potus-438880

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Reply Twitter will hand @POTUS to Biden on Inauguration Day, even if Trump doesn't concede (Original post)
highplainsdem Friday OP
CottonBear Friday #1
soothsayer Friday #2
2naSalit Friday #3
LeftInTX Friday #4
JudyM Friday #8
joshcryer Friday #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Friday #6
hwmnbn Friday #7
mdbl Friday #9
DeminPennswoods Saturday #19
flibbitygiblets Friday #10
Turin_C3PO Saturday #15
mdbl Saturday #18
NYC Liberal Saturday #20
mdbl Saturday #21
NYC Liberal Saturday #22
thenelm1 Friday #11
trusty elf Saturday #12
Cha Saturday #13
Sherman A1 Saturday #14
Sugar Smack Saturday #16
NurseJackie Saturday #17
ck4829 15 hrs ago #23

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:36 PM

1. 💥 There it is.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:38 PM

2. Ha!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:50 PM

3. For the orange one...

That will be the determining factor when he finally loses it and spontaneously combusts.


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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 07:56 PM

4. The end!!

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:04 PM

8. ... and The Beginning, "set to zero tweets."

Aaahhh... ☮️

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 08:03 PM

5. And Trump will be banned, hopefully, that day.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 08:24 PM

6. As I always assumed this would be handled

Winning the election is not contingent on the loser conceding.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 09:13 PM

7. Well THAT makes it...

Fucking OFFICIAL!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:06 PM

9. and hopefully suspend the @realdonaldtrump for hate speech

would love to see that.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:08 AM

19. Twitter, Facebook and the other social media

sites should just turn off the capability on that account for "likes", "retweets", etc. and to copy the tweet text or link to it. Trump can post whatever he wants, but the message won't be amplified.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:24 PM

10. I pray the Biden admin decides to never use twitter, re-set the ridiculous norm that Trump created

Ruling by tweet has denigrated the office of the presidency. What kind of shit-hole country conducts official business over a social media platform? Trump fired high-ranking government officials over fucking Twitter for God's sake. The office of the presidency of the United States should not provide its gravity and honor to some commercial app. Especially one that has failed to behave responsibly by allowing Trump to violate their rules. Biden/Harris should not use Twitter at all; the office of the Presidency has more dignified and appropriate means of public communication anyway.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:25 AM

15. I don't mind using it

along with traditional media for official announcements but I do agree that Biden shouldn’t and won’t use it to pontificate on various matters. Maybe if the Bidens got a new cat or dog or something, they could use Twitter for a light hearted comment but other than a situation like that, yeah, it shouldn’t be used.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:07 AM

18. Agreed! I do like the prospect of using the twitter account to berate the Trumps

on a daily basis. Just assign that to a few aids. LOL I know, it's just a fantasy but it would be so entertaining.

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 10:03 AM

20. Completely disagree. It's a means of communication.

Just like radio when it first came out and then television. Neither of those mediums are inherently more dignified.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:16 PM

21. Completely untrue.

Journalism was held to a certain standard that for many decades was followed properly. It wasn't until the last 30 years it has gone on a slow swirl down the toilet and social media is just a big free for all for liars and big mouths. The bigger the mouth the more the attention, just like in talk radio.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #21)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:40 PM

22. And that all has nothing to do with the medium.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Nov 20, 2020, 11:51 PM

11. Dump will never, ever concede

It's just not in him. He will go to his grave screaming about how he was robbed. And yes, he is that big of an ass. It's completely inconceivable to him that he was the loser. (Of course he was a loser last time too, except for the EC.) He thinks of himself as gawd's gift to - something.

On the plus side, he at least hasn't taken his whine show on the road to gin up his supporters for mayhem. He's too self-absorbed in his personal wallowing in his self pity-fest to even leave the WH.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:51 AM

12. ...

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:01 AM

13. Oh WOW.. I wondered how Twitter could

do that.. Now I Know! Brilliant!

TY hpd!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 05:58 AM

14. I really hope that we see the end of

Trumpy Bear’s Twitter account and the end of government by tweet or the use of @Potus for anything.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 08:18 AM

16. Twitter should take away his blue check.

That would really hurt.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 09:03 AM

17. Trump's twitter account will no longer be given special "world leader" consideration, AND...

... after a couple of warnings he will likely be banned from Twitter. He won't be able to control himself.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 07:10 AM

23. At least someone is doing the right transition

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