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The transition of Whitehouse.gov & @Potus Twitter account

Front page of the new Whitehouse.gov

Donald J. Trump is now the 45th President of the United States, which means, in addition to taking over the reigns of government, he now controls WhiteHouse.gov and the @POTUS Twitter handle.

As of this writing, the new President had only one Tweet as @POTUS but he was still using @TheRealDonaldTrump, about an hour after his swearing in, to quote from his inaugural  address. All of former President Obama’s tweets have been deleted from that account, but Obama’s official tweets as President are now archived at @POTUS44.  His personal Twitter account is @BarackObama, Obama’s personal account has 81.4 million followers. Trump’s personal account has  20.8 million.

 

Trump’s Tweets from his personal account an hour after swearing in

WhiteHouse.gov

The White House’s official website underwent a major transformation shortly after the new President gave the oath of office. It now reads a bit like the Trump campaign site, complete with his “Make America Great Again” slogan and statements on the issues that he campaigned on. But, if you’re looking for former President Obama’s White House site, you can still find it at obamawhitehouse.archives.gov/. There you’ll find all his blog posts, issue statements, news releases and other material that once appeared on Whitehouse.gov.

The new Trump Whitehouse.gov includes a section on a handful of issues including “America First Energy Plan,” “American First Foreign Policy.” and “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community.” These issue statements reflect many of the themes that he campaigned on.  Gone are sections on Civil Rights, Climate Change, Health Care and other key concerns of the former Obama administration.

 

 

Issues from new Trump Whitehouse.gov

 

Issues page from Obama’s WhiteHouse.gov site (now archived)

 

Page for job seekers

And, should you seek a “non-career” position at the Trump Administration, there now a job application page where you can submit your contact information about qualifications.