President-elect Donald Trump has been known to express himself via his popular Twitter account, such as when Mr. Trump recently roasted SNL on Twitter, as reported by the Inquisitr. The next Commander-in-Chief apparently did not appreciate the way Alec Baldwin portrayed Trump as a man who refused to pursue charges against Hillary Clinton and had to turn to Siri to figure out what ISIS was all about.
Now, a new poll shows that 59 percent of the people surveyed believe Trump should delete his personal “Donald J. Trump” Twitter account now that he will soon be the leader of the free world, according to the Hill. Despite the majority of people polled that claim Trump should delete his Twitter account, at least 35 percent of people disagree with that logic. The “delete your Twitter” phrase is so common that it has become a way to insult people on Twitter who go viral in infamous ways.
Trump himself spoke about his social media accounts on 60 Minutes, as reported by the Inquisitr, calling Twitter, Facebook and Instagram “where it’s at” in terms of modern forms of communication. Trump’s Twitter tweets have often been a huge object of controversy, but Trump enjoys a large Twitter following, and deleting such an account, or attempting to transfer those followers to an official POTUS Twitter account, would be an interesting undertaking.
As of this writing, the Trump official Twitter account has 15.7 million followers. Trump often uses Twitter to express his political and personal musings. Recently, Trump shared with his Twitter followers that Trump was considering Dr. Ben Carson to head up the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) cabinet department in the executive branch of the U.S. government.
The poll that asked folks if Trump should delete his Twitter account surveyed a sampling of 1,071 voters across the nation.
The survey occurred between November 17 and November 20, with a margin of error of 3 percent on either side. Despite the fact that a majority of those asked did believe Trump should delete his Twitter account — likely due to controversy over retweeted photos of Melania Trump compared to Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi — or other controversial tweets, Trump did tell 60 Minutes that he would practice more restraint on Twitter and social media upon becoming president. That’s if Trump continues to use Twitter at all after Inauguration Day.
“I’m going to do very restrained. If I use it at all, I’m going to be very restrained.”
Trump’s tweeting could either help or hurt his image as President Trump and therein lies the controversy. The Quinnipiac survey results seem to indicate that the majority of those polled by the publication believe Trump’s tweeting is a negative thing. However, what do you think? Take the above poll to express your viewpoints over whether or not Trump should delete his Twitter account.
Or, leave comments below about whether you feel Trump should delete his Twitter account at a certain time, such as when Mr. Trump is officially sworn in as President Trump. Any other thoughts about Trump’s Twitter account, such as whether it should be transformed in some manner, can also be listed below.
Some of the feedback about Trump’s Twitter account and potential deletion from social media can be read below.
@realDonaldTrump: delete your account.”
“That is not their place to tell him what he ought to do how would you like it if President Trump told you to delete your Twitter account.”
“I don’t like the fact Trump uses a Twitter account… he seem like the type to tweet some government s*** at 3 a.m. & try to delete it at 6 a.m.”
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