Sean Spicer relinquishes press secretary Twitter account to Sarah Sanders


Posted on: August 5th, 2017 by ABC News No Comments

Jim Watson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sean Spicer on Friday night passed the social media baton to Sarah Sanders, who replaced him as White House press secretary last month.

“Today, I’m turning the @PressSec handle over to Sarah,” Spicer tweeted from @PressSec. “It’s been an incredible honor sharing @POTUS’ message with over 2M followers each day.”

About 15 minutes later, Sanders tweeted back.

Thank you @SeanSpicer for the
2 million+ followers #AmericaMustReallyLoveYou

— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) August 4, 2017

The social media lovefest continued, with Spicer responding, “You’re very welcome.”

You’re very welcome. https://t.co/fNPD6Xdp75

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) August 4, 2017

White House deputy communications director Jessica Ditto tweeted as well.

Passing of the @PressSec account baton. Welcome, Sarah! Thank you for everything, @seanspicer. https://t.co/QDt3Dh6l41

— Jessica Ditto (@JessicaDitto45) August 4, 2017

The Twitter shake-up means that Sanders will no longer tweet from the @SHSanders45 handle, while Spicer will now tweet from the handle @SeanSpicer.

Signing off. Follow me @PressSec for updates.

— Sarah H. Sanders (@SHSanders45) August 4, 2017

It also means that Sanders will enjoy a significant boost in followers, jumping to 2 million from more than 950,000 followers. Spicer, however, will downgrade to 384,000 followers.

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