Now that he's about to be President, is it time for Trump to get rid of the account that is home to years' worth of trolling?
"Delete your account," wrote Hillary Clinton in response to a snarky tweet from Donald Trump. Posted in June, Clinton's tweet has been retweeted over half a million times, and "Delete your account" became a catchphrase widely used by Hillary supporters and Trump opponents. Now it seems that the majority of America thinks that Trump should do just that.
According to a national survey conducted by Quinnipiac University that was released on Tuesday, 64% of Americans think Trump should delete his Twitter account, which currently has 19.5 million followers. Among younger people, ages 18 to 34, a reported 71% of those polled think he should get rid of his account. Even Republicans are almost split on the topic, as 49% want him to keep the account while 45% of GOP respondents want it to be terminated.
Trump has been infamous for his tweeting ever since he got into the political spotlight, and he has continued to make headlines with controversial tweets in the weeks leading up his inauguration. After Meryl Streep called him out at the Golden Globes for mocking a disabled reporter, he responded on Twitter by calling her "one of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood."
Earlier today, in response to the shocking report of the Russians having footage of Trump enjoying "golden showers," Trump unleashed a series of enraged tweets. After alleging that the "fake news" story was leaked by U.S. intelligence, he wrote, "Are we living in Nazi Germany?"
Trump does not seem to be showing any signs off laying his @realDonaldTrump account to rest, though when he takes office, he will inherit the @POTUS account currently being operated by Barack Obama. All of the tweets, over 300, sent out by Obama over the past eight years will be deleted.
Trump's tweets may have helped him win the election, but they are unlikely to boost his popularity as President, or his reputation in the eyes of the rest of the world. If he accepts both accounts, he'll have access to over 32 million followers. Perhaps he'll use the official POTUS account for important presidential announcements and hold onto his old one should a female actress insult him at 3 in the morning.