Trump's social media chief polls Twitter on whether president should follow Clinton

Trump's social media chief polls Twitter on whether president should follow Clinton
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President Trump’s social media director is asking his Twitter followers if Trump should follow Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump's economic approval takes hit in battleground states: poll This is how Democrats will ensure Trump's re-election The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE on the social media platform.

Dan Scavino in a poll posted to his Twitter account late Saturday asked followers to choose whether Trump should follow Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThree-way clash set to dominate Democratic debate Krystal Ball touts Sanders odds in Texas Republicans pour cold water on Trump's term limit idea MORE (R-Wis.), Clinton, the Fox News Politics account or the official Republican Party account.

“Who is the #1 'WHO TO FOLLOW' Twitter recommendation for @realDonaldTrump, on his feed? Will share on Monday!” Scavino tweeted.

In a subsequent tweet, Scavino said the list was compiled from Twitter’s “Who to Follow” function, an algorithm-based list of recommended accounts to follow that is presented to users. 


Trump follows just 45 people on his @realDonaldTrump account, including several Fox News hosts and top aides like White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Scavino has served as Trump’s social media director since his 2016 presidential campaign. He recently came under fire for sharing an inaccurate video he claimed was of Hurricane Irma as the storm began to make landfall in Florida.

Scavino also frequently uses his own Twitter account to post tweets that align with Trump, including those blasting the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and calling for a primary challenger to run against a House Freedom Caucus member who has been critical of Trump.