According to the latest national survey from Quinnipiac University released Tuesday January 9, 2017, 64% of Americans want the president-elect to shut down @realDonaldTrump, the Twitter account that he has maintained since 2009, which has more than 19 million followers. The poll found that an even larger majority of Americans aged 18-34, 71%, are in favor of shutting down the account. Republicans are virtually split on the question: 49% say Trump should keep the account, while 45% say it should be shut.
The end of Trump’s personal account wouldn’t necessarily bring an end to Trump’s tweets. Trump will inherit @POTUS, the official presidential Twitter account, when President Obama leaves office on January 20, 2017.
Obama was the first sitting president to have the POTUS account, but all of his more than 300 tweets will be archived and wiped from the timeline once Trump is sworn in on January 20.