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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:19 PM

Trump's Twitter Problem? He Has Less Followers Than Obama

President Trump has just under 60 million Twitter followers. This is a lot. Barack Obama has over 106 million. This is a lot more. The discrepancy is precisely the type of thing that would infuriate the current occupant of the White House and, according to the Daily Beast, it does.

“Trump has repeatedly griped to associates about how Obama has had more Twitter followers than he has,” two people close to Trump told the outlet, “even though — by Trump’s own assessment — he is so much better at Twitter than Obama is.”

So frustrated by his lagging Twitter ratings was Trump that he brought the issue up to CEO Jack Dorsey during a quasi-secretive meeting at the White House on Tuesday. The Washington Post reported that a “significant portion” of the meeting focused on the president’s belief that Twitter has been intentionally stripping him of followers. The Daily Beast similarly reported that Trump spent an “inordinate amount of time complaining about his lost followers.”

Dorsey replied by emphasizing that any decrease in followers is simply the result of the company purging bots and fake accounts.

Hours before the meeting, Trump accused Twitter of discriminating against conservatives, alleging the platform is “playing political games” by making it “hard for people to sign on” and “constantly taking people off the list.”


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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/trump-twitter-followers-obama-826471/?-he-has-les

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Reply Trump's Twitter Problem? He Has Less Followers Than Obama (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2019 OP
True Blue American Apr 2019 #1
tanyev Apr 2019 #2
Journeyman Apr 2019 #3
underpants Apr 2019 #4
Journeyman Apr 2019 #11
TheRealNorth Apr 2019 #5
HipChick Apr 2019 #16
underpants Apr 2019 #6
Wounded Bear Apr 2019 #20
Cuthbert Allgood Apr 2019 #7
leftieNanner Apr 2019 #9
Cuthbert Allgood Apr 2019 #12
leftieNanner Apr 2019 #14
spanone Apr 2019 #8
LiberalFighter Apr 2019 #10
Wounded Bear Apr 2019 #21
Instant Liberal Apr 2019 #13
malaise Apr 2019 #15
FakeNoose Apr 2019 #17
malaise Apr 2019 #18
spanone Apr 2019 #19
GoCubsGo Apr 2019 #22
liberalnarb Apr 2019 #24
dalton99a Apr 2019 #27
ck4829 Apr 2019 #25
liberalnarb Apr 2019 #23
NewJeffCT Apr 2019 #26

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:22 PM

1. Trump asked the owner why so many of his

Followers were removed. He was told they were bots!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:28 PM

2. Oh, now I want to sign up for Twitter just to give Obama another follower.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:30 PM

3. How often does Obama tweet? And on what topics? Anyone know? . . .

I don't do Twitter and seemingly the news media is only drawn towards Twitter's chaos and crazy, which is why we get so much Old Hateful Tweetgeyser in a day.

Obama, being intelligent, reasonable, and mature, just can't compete against the onslaught of the perpetual Cray Cray machine that is Little Lord tRumple-Twit.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:36 PM

4. Here and there. Can go days between. Mostly positive and celebratory

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:03 PM

11. I kind of figured it would be like that. Probably more in the coming months, as the eventual . . .

candidate becomes apparent, and certainly a steady stream leading into the election.

Obama just has so many strikes against him though: intelligence, demeanor, maturity -- the list of his Twitter faults is endless, and each ensures he won't be heard as much in the media as Agolf Twittler.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:36 PM

5. I follow Obama and he probably tweets every few days

Mostly non-controversial stuff- happy Easter, Earth Day, what some kids /volunteers are doing to fight homelessness, his NCAA bracket, donate for flood relief for the midwest,, etc.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:03 PM

16. Obama follows me...

Could never figure why either, but not complaining...lol!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:38 PM

6. He should be complaining about the responses

I’m not on twitter but from time to time I will read through one of his posts. At least half of the responses (I’m guessing they “follow” him) are calling him a dumbass or pointing out how he is a dumbass.

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Response to underpants (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:26 PM

20. Yeah, I'm assuming all 60 million of those followers don't "like" him...

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:38 PM

7. Pedantic moment for a pet peeve: it's fewer, not less.

But it makes me very happy that Obama has almost twice as many.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:46 PM

9. Thank you Cuthbert

The less/fewer thing has bugged me since the beer commercial "less calories" line.

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:05 PM

12. The "10 items or less" lanes at checkouts bug me.

I've been an English teacher for almost 3 decades. This one still kills me. And it's not an obscure rule.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:11 PM

14. That bugs me too

How about the more recent grammar fail?

"Me and John are going to the movies."

Terrible.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:40 PM

8. a pubescent asshole

It does my heart good to know Obama has so many more followers

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:52 PM

10. I didn't realize I had not been following President Obama. Now I am.

BTW, I was following Drump to keep tabs on him. So if I'm following him there must be others that hate the sob and follow him. Which means not everyone that follows Drump support the sob.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:29 PM

21. Yeah, I'm assuming all 60 million of those followers don't "like" him...

Much like you, just keeping a watchful eye.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:05 PM

13. I thought Republicans wanted less government

Oversight. Careful Donnie. If they actually held you to their rules your account would have been suspended long ago.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 05:20 PM

15. Your fans are Bots

Don the Con - hahahahahhaha

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Response to malaise (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:08 PM

17. Until they got deleted, that is

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:13 PM

18. Correct is right

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:21 PM

19. President Obama has 46 MILLION more followers than trump...That must fry his ass.

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Response to spanone (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:06 AM

22. And, all of Obama's followers are real people.

That imbecile can't even understand that a lot of his followers are as fake as he is. Imagine the size of the grease fire if his ass literally fried.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:09 AM

24. Russians and robots. nt

 

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Response to liberalnarb (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:00 AM

27. Yep.

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Response to spanone (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:53 AM

25. LOL

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:08 AM

23. Oh my God, I hate him SO FUCKING MUCH!

 

Shut the fuck up you whiny little child. Get the fuck out of our oval office. We didn't vote you in there. GET OUT!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:57 AM

26. If you do follow Trump on Twitter - PLEASE unfollow him

if you want to keep up with his tweets, please follow @UnFollowTrump instead - they tweet out everything Donny does.

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