Donald Trump currently has 13 million followers on the popular social media platform Twitter. Trump has used his Twitter account to speak to and communicate with his supporters and anyone else who happened to be reading his page.

The billionaire presidential candidate’s tweets were often controversial and often received criticism from his opponents. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton even once tweeted to Donald Trump and encouraged him to delete his Twitter account.

Well, it looks like with less than two days before election day, Trump’s Twitter wings have been cut.

According to a CBS report:

Republican nominee Donald Trump’s aides have finally taken control of his Twitter account away from the candidate, according to a report in the New York Times.

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Twitter is where Trump has often gone to vent his frustrations throughout the 2016 campaign — at other candidates, at the media, or at whatever situation is on his mind. Most candidates’ social media accounts are controlled by aides, but Trump has been known to tweet himself — and has occasionally driven the news cycle with even a single post on the social media site…

..In the last 24 hours, most of Trump’s tweets have been thanking the people of various battleground states he has visited for campaign rallies (“Thank you Iowa – Get out & #VoteTrumpPence16!” read one tweet from Sunday afternoon).


The Times report mentioned read:

…Aides to Mr. Trump have finally wrested away the Twitter account that he used to colorfully — and often counterproductively — savage his rivals. But offline, Mr. Trump still privately muses about all of the ways he will punish his enemies after Election Day, including a threat to fund a “super PAC” with vengeance as its core mission.


Trump probably wouldn’t have much time for Tweeting anyway in the final days leading up to the election as he prepares for a marathon finish, holding numerous rallies across the country. Trump held multiple rallies in seven states on Sunday and planned for an equally full day on Monday.

Trump is campaigning in both battleground states that are still considered up for grabs as well as states which Republicans hope to be able to flip from Democrats, such as Minnesota.


It is unclear if Trump himself will be tweeting on Election Day.

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Reagan enjoys all things political. After realizing that neither of the current mainstream political parties encompass his beliefs he awaits the emergence of a true small government party. Good scotch, good cigars, mechanical watches, and SEC football round out his interests.