Donald Trump's tenure has been tumultuous for the United States. After the surprise victory of the Republican candidate, the latter led a presidency punctuated by moments that caused much ink to flow, even in his own camp. His presidency was placed under the sign of disinformation, contested decisions such as the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement on the climate or the killing of Obamacare, reform of the American health system . Not to mention his statements on the fly on Twitter, his favorite social network which decided to ban him permanently, pushing the CEO to explain himself .
And if Donald Trump could pass a head on Twitter with the account @POTUS (President of the United States), this is no longer the case.
Joe Biden, Democratic candidate, being the 46th president of the United States since January 20, 2020, the former vice-president of Barack Obama recovers the account reports USA Today .
@POTUS has a new owner but is starting from scratch
@POTUS can no longer be used by Donald Trump, who left the White House to make way for Joe Biden. An investiture broadcast on television as the new leader of the USA made his first speech as leader of the country. Lady Gaga was also present to sing the American anthem. If Joe Biden is now the occupant of the Oval Office, he will also use @POTUS for his communication.
But @POTUS no longer displays Donald Trump's followers since the account has started from zero. Joe Biden, who recently owned the account, posted 3.6 million at the time of writing, on January 20 . And there is no doubt that this number is likely to rise over time and over the years.
Other accounts were recovered by the Biden administration. @FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States), once owned by Melania Trump, is now in the hands of Jill Biden. Kamala Harris, Vice President of Joe Biden, is the head of the @VP (Vice President) account.
Joe Biden posted his first content with @POTUS, viewable below. This is a video marking the start of his presidency and the promise to complete his term.
The time to move forward is now. pic.twitter.com/IrUUu0bxGO
– President Biden (@POTUS) January 20, 2021