Barack Obama Appears To Zing Donald Trump With Twitter Followers Boast “I Actually Have More Than Other People Who Use It More Often.”

Lee Moran

Former President Barack Obama appeared to throw sub­tle shade at President Donald Trump for hav­ing few­er Twitter fol­low­ers than him­self dur­ing a forum in India on Friday.

In a con­ver­sa­tion with jour­nal­ist Karan Thapar at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi, Obama boast­ed on stage about hav­ing “100 mil­lion Twitter fol­low­ers”.

I actu­al­ly have more than oth­er peo­ple who use it more often,” he added, prompt­ing laugh­ter from the audi­ence who inter­pret­ed it as a ding against Trump. (For the record, Obama actu­al­ly has 97.4 mil­lion fol­low­ers. Trump has 43.8 mil­lion).

I think it’s impor­tant to be mind­ful about both the pow­er of these tools and also its lim­its and to under­stand it can be used for both good or for ill,” Obama added, dur­ing a more gen­er­al dis­cus­sion on tech­nol­o­gy.