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President Trump Sparks Outrage After Announcing Special Christmas Broadcast For Troops

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President Donald Trump tweeted that he planned to give a speech to service members abroad, with conditions placed on reporters.

The tweet read: “Going now to make a short speech to service members from all over the world. It is a celebration of Christmas. Video Conference – Fake News not invited!”

Shortly after posting the message, journalists covering his Mar-a-Lago Christmas holiday were given a “lid,” a White House term meaning that no questions will be answered for the rest of the day.

The tweet sparked outrage, with some calling for Trump to leave office.

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One person wrote: “Trump’s personality is truly pathological. He can’t even make a simple announcement about a Christmas speech without including an insult. How good it will be to have some CLASS back in the White House on January 20.”

Another person commented: “I speak for every true American citizen when I say that the 45th president definitely doesn’t deserve a 2nd term and that he should leave office immediately so Mr. Biden can get to work.”

A third person wrote: “Raise your hand if you think that Donald Trump needs to be removed from office immediately.”

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The tweet comes after Twitter’s decision to remove all followers of the US presidential accounts before being passed on to the Biden administration.

Biden’s team questioned this decision, but Twitter maintained that its decision was “unequivocal.”

This is a significant change from the last presidential transition, as Trump was allowed to keep the Obama Administration’s millions of followers in 2016 after he requested it.

Rob Flaherty, Biden’s digital director, tweeted: “In 2016, the Trump administration absorbed all of President Obama's Twitter followers on @POTUS and @WhiteHouse - at Team 44's urging. In 2020, Twitter has informed us that as of right now the Biden administration will have to start from zero.”

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Twitter’s decision applies to followers of the @POTUS and @FLOTUS accounts, and the platform stated that those who follow the government-led accounts will receive notification that they are being archived, and that they will be shown to Biden’s new presidential account.

BBC reported that Trump tweeted over 50,000 times while in the White House.

According to Factbase, since November, Trump lost 369,849 followers while Biden gained 2,671,790 followers on his personal account in the same time frame.

Sources: Express