President Barack Obama may have subtly thrown some shade at President Donald Trump for having fewer Twitter followers during a forum in India on Friday.
As we all know '45 LIVES on Twitter. He can't tear himself away. And prides himself on approval, especially on the social media. So one can only imagine how it stings that Obama has DOUBLE Trump's followers.
In a conversation with journalist Karan Thapa at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, Obama gleefully stated while on stage he had “100 million Twitter followers”.
Now truth is truth. Numbers are numbers and numbers aren't fake news. For the record, Obama actually has 97.4 million followers. Trump has 43.8 million.
Obama went on to say :
“I actually have more than other people who use it more often,” he added, which prompted laughter from the crowd. who interpreted his statement as a jab against Trump.
No matter Barack's intentions with his thoughts, Twitter couldn't wait to weigh in.
Obama on Friday: “Think before you tweet.”— PROUD RESISTER 👊 (@ProudResister) December 3, 2017
Trump on Saturday: Too late. I just confessed to obstructing justice on twitter.
YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS SHIT UP!
The numbers are in and this time... the popular vote wins.
Obama also shared that with a great following comes great responsibility. Saying :
“I think it’s important to be mindful about both the power of these tools and also its limits and to understand it can be used for both good or for ill.”
Obama later added giving advice for people using social media:
“Don’t say the first thing that pops into your head, just have a little bit of an edit function, that’s wise for life generally. You see people getting in all kinds of trouble because they sent out some tweet and then they’re trying to erase it afterwards but somebody’s screenshot it and they’re getting embarrassed.”
He ended with a simple thought. “Think before you speak, think before you tweet, same principle.”
Maybe the Donald should take a moment and listen.
The full interview is below.