File photo of the US President-elect, Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, united states, Nov. 9, 2016. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri)
Donald Trump plans to keep up with his personal Twitter account, the president-elect confirmed in a weekend interview, noting that he “can go bing bing bing” and national news via his social media accounts.
“@realDonaldTrump I think, I love it,” Trump told the Times of London in the interview published Monday, saying that he did not personally take over the @POTUS account that is used by the president.
“I have 46 million people now, which is a lot, that is really a lot — but 46 million — such as Facebook, Twitter and, you know, Instagram, so if you think you are 46 million, I would rather let you build and hold the @realDonaldTrump,” he added, referring to the cumulative followers he has on all the social media that he used.
Trump indicated that he thought that he would be using social media less frequently, but claimed “that it works.”
“I thought I was less of, but I am so much cheating by the press as unfair — that I can from the Twitter — and it’s not 140, it is now 280 — I go bing bing bing . . . and they put it on and as soon as I tweet it out — this morning on tv, Fox — ‘Donald Trump, we have breaking news,” president-elect said.
On Twitter, Trump has 20 million followers. By contrast, the @POTUS account has 13.5 million.
However, Trump’s Twitter account is not the most followed presidential account. Barack Obama’s personal account, @barackobama, has 80.6 million followers.
This story was previously published in The New York Post.