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Paula Rogo
Dec, 02, 2017

Former President Barack Obama recently threw some shade at the current president for not having as many Twitter followers.

The former president was attending the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in India. During a conversation with journalist Karan Thapar, he showed off that he had close to 100 million followers on Twitter.

“I actually have more than other people who use it more often,” Obama said, a dig obviously aimed at President Donald Trump, whose Twitter shenanigans constantly get him in trouble. 

Trump has 43.8 million followers as compared to Obama’s 97.4 million followers.

Obama went on to warn that mindfulness was important when using social media. As for his advice for those using Twitter: edit yourself!

“Don’t say the first thing that pops into your head, just have a little bit of an edit function,” he said. "That’s wise for life generally."

He added: "You see people getting in all kinds of trouble because they sent out some tweet and then they’re trying to erase it afterwards but somebody’s screenshot it and they’re getting embarrassed.”