Will President Trump Be able to Keep his Twitter Account After January 21, 2021?

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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Senate Republicans about healthcare in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2017. Trump is flanked by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Senate Republicans about healthcare in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 27, 2017. Trump is flanked by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Donald Trump has Tweeted constantly through his presidency. The president has a massive audience on Twitter, and on leaving office will of course keep his Twitter account.

Perhaps however the question should be, will Twitter keep Donald Trump?

The President has 88.5 million followers on the social media platform, however increasingly his tweets have been flagged by Twitter for being inaccurate.

Moving into the post-Trump presidency it is entirely likely that Twitter will be taking a harder line on the by then former president on what he may tweet.

There are signs that the Trumps are going to move toward forming a media company. Donald Trump Junior has joined a company looking to do just that.

Overline Media Partners (OMP) welcomed Donald Trump Jr. as the first of six founding journalists and public figures in “OG1”.

The company in a press statement says, “Donald Trump Jr. is an accomplished businessman, author, and political figure, and will bring a 365-day vision of a rebuilt American media focused on transparency and accountability.”

“Americans know the media is broken, we don’t have to focus on the negative,” says Donald Trump Jr. “The need for accurate, censorship-proof news is both a fundamental right and an enormous opportunity. Together with Kimberly and the amazing people in OMP, we have the technology, capital, and moral imperative to build this. Let’s get it done.”

If the move by Donald Trump Jr is a first step, and if some of the social media companies end up suspending the account of Donald J. Trump after he leaves the White House, could a step to a new Trump social media site be a step that the Trump empire then takes?

It is very hard to guess what plans President Trump has for the future. It is very unlikely he will return to television and “The Apprentice”, and it is likely he will spend a lot of his time defending his presidency.

Will he do that from Twitter? Only time will tell.

James Murray