President – elect Joe Biden’s team is angry as Twitter has indicated that Biden won’t be inheriting Trump’s followers on Twitter for the @POTUS account.
According to Forbes, Twitter’s own presidential transfer of power on January 20—when President Biden will lose the nearly 90 million @Potus followers President Trump had—breaks from the tradition set after President Obama left office, and has angered Biden’s team.
According to Twitter’s announced plans, Biden’s @POTUS account won’t have to start with zero followers as the newly created @PresElectBiden will become the new @POTUS account, while the @Transition46 account will become the new White House account.
Others like Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s official senator account will become the new official @VP account and the newly created @FLOTUSBiden account will become the official first lady account.
Followers of @POTUS or @VP under President Trump and Vice President Pence will have to re-follow the accounts under Biden and Harris.
In a first, the Biden team will also gain a new account @SecondGentleman which will be the official account for Harris’ spouse and the country’s first-ever Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff.