According to The Independent, the current president of the United States has complained, on several occasions, about how former U.S. president Barack Obama has more followers than him.
President Trump met with Twitter chief Jack Dorsey in a White House meeting Tuesday and allegedly lamented the fact that he is losing followers. He suggested that the company was pushing an anti-Trump agenda. Sources familiar with the conversation said that Trump and other Republicans brought up similar problems they were experiencing on Twitter.
Sources close to Trump also said that he complained about having fewer followers than President Obama, despite, in his own mind, being better at tweeting than the former president. The conversation between Dorsey and Trump came only hours after the president accused the social media platform of being "very discriminatory" towards GOPers and of trying to play “political games.”
Sources report that Dorsey gently told Trump that Twitter was simply deleting fake accounts and bots. All users occasionally lose followers when such accounts get deleted, he said.
The meeting also coincided with news that Twitter had removed approximately 5,000 pro-Trump bot accounts that dissiminated false information last week following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Later on Tuesday afternoon, Trump tweeted, “Great meeting this afternoon at the [White House] with [Dorsey] from [Twitter]. Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue!”