The president of the United States leaves a G20 summit to go to play golf in Virginia
US President Donald Trump has participated this Saturday in the telematics summit of G20 leaders focused on the fight against the coronavirus, but he has left it prematurely to be able to go to play golf in Virginia.
Trump has connected to the summit from the White House and during the first hour in addition to participating in the meeting, he has posted several messages on Twitter about domestic politics. Less than two hours after the start of the event, the US president has left the meeting and left.
Trump has assured that US vaccines for the coronavirus will be available to any citizen of his country who wants to access it, but during the meeting he has not shown any intention of sharing these vaccines.
White House sources have indicated that Trump has delegated his participation to the Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, and his main economic adviser, Larry Kudlo, to be able to travel to his golf course in Virginia.
Twitter and ‘Potus’
Twitter has reported that it will hand over the official accounts linked to the US Presidency to Joe Biden and his team on January 20, the date of the inauguration, although the outgoing president, Donald Trump, refuses to do so.
The company “is actively preparing its support for the transition of the institutional accounts of the White House for January 20, 2021,” explained a spokesperson in statements to the newspaper ‘The Hill’.
Thus, it will transfer the accounts @POTUS, @whitehouse, @VP, @FLOTUS and several others in coordination with the National Archives and the Records Administration. He also plans to meet with representatives of the Biden transition team to discuss the use of these accounts.
The account @POTUS (President Of The United States, President of the United States) has more than 32 million followers. The messages published by the Trump Administration will be archived and the account will be clean, without any messages.
In any case, unlike what Barack Obama did in his day, Trump has used his personal account, @realDonaldTrump, more frequently than the official one. It is precisely in that personal account that he has dumped a large number of accusations of fraud related to the presidential elections of last November 3 that have been labeled as in dispute or directly as disinformation by Twitter.
As soon as he ceases to be president, Trump will lose the privileges that Twitter gives to world leaders and could suffer consequences for these types of messages.