President-elect Donald Trump will use his personal Twitter account instead of the official presidential account once he takes office, according to a report from NBC News' Kelly O'Donnell.

Trump created his @realDonaldTrump account in 2009 and has sent more than 34,000 messages on Twitter. He has more than 20 million followers.

Obama created the first official presidential Twitter account @POTUS in 2015, but it has only 13.5 million followers, and he sent only 342 tweets as president.

Trump explained his reasoning for keeping his personal account in an interview with The Sunday Times.

“@realDonaldTrump I think, I’ll keep it. ... So I’ve got 46 million people right now — that’s a lot, that’s really a lot — but 46 million — including Facebook, Twitter and ya know, Instagram, so when you think that you’re 46 million there, I’d rather just let that build up and just keep it @realDonaldTrump, it’s working — and the tweeting, I thought I’d do less of it, but I’m covered so dishonestly by the press — so dishonestly — that I can put out Twitter — and it’s not 140, it’s now 280 — I can go bing bing bing ... and they put it on and as soon as I tweet it out — this morning on television, Fox — ‘Donald Trump, we have breaking news,’”

Watch the report above, and let us know what you think in the comments.


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