Obama Appears To Zing Trump With Twitter Followers Boast

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Former President Barack Obama appeared to toss subtle shade at President Donald Trump for having less Twitter fans than himself throughout an online forum in India on Friday.

In a discussion with reporter Karan Thapar at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, Obama boasted on phase about having “ 100 million Twitter fans ”.

“ I really have more than other individuals who utilize it regularly, ” he included, triggering laughter from the audience who analyzed it as a ding versus Trump. (For the record, Obama really has 97.4 million fans. Trump has 43.8 million).

“ I believe it ’ s essential to be conscious about both the power of these tools as well as its limitations and to comprehend it can be utilized for both great or for ill, ” Obama included, throughout a more basic conversation on innovation.

Obama later on provided this guidance for individuals utilizing social networks:

“ Don ’ t state the very first thing that pops into your head, simply have a bit of an edit function, that’ s smart for life normally. You see individuals getting in all type of difficulty due to the fact that they sent some tweet then they’ re aiming to remove it later on however someone’ s screenshot it and they’ re getting ashamed.&rdquo


“ Think prior to you speak, believe prior to you tweet, exact same concept, ” he included.

The complete interview is below, with Obama’ s Twitter remarks at the 34:30 mark.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/barack-obama-donald-trump-india-twitter_us_5a2258a6e4b0a02abe9157d6

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