NEW YORK — A majority of the nation thinks it’s time for Donald Trump to sign off, and by no means tweet — at the least not from his private Twitter account.
In accordance with the newest nationwide survey from Quinnipiac College launched Tuesday, sixty four% of People need the president-elect to close down @realDonaldTrump, the Twitter account that he has maintained since 2009, which has amassed greater than 19 million followers.
The ballot discovered that a good bigger majority of People aged 18-34, seventy one%, are in favor of shutting down the account. Republicans are nearly cut up on the query: forty nine% say Trump ought to hold the account, whereas forty five% say it ought to be shuttered.
Trump has fired off greater than 34,000 tweets from the account, and has proven no indicators since his victory in November that he’s prepared to offer it up. Within the 9 weeks since Election Day, Trump has generated headlines (and controversy) with tweets on flag burning, the price of Air Pressure One and, most lately, Meryl Streep. At occasions, Trump’s tweets arrive within the wee hours of the morning, seemingly provoked by one thing he has simply seen on tv.
The top of Trump’s private account wouldn’t essentially deliver an finish to Trump’s tweets. Trump will inherit @POTUS, the official presidential Twitter account, when President Obama leaves workplace later this month. Obama was the primary sitting president to have that account, however all of his greater than 300 tweets might be archived and wiped from the timeline as soon as Trump is sworn in on January 20.
Sean Spicer, who will function White Home press secretary within the incoming administration, stated final week that he expects Trump to tweet from each accounts.