January 21, 2017

Donald Trump is the first president to Snapchat his inauguration

It’s hard to imagine Donald Trump winning the presidency without Twitter. Trump’s tweets were his first foray into politics, and throughout the campaign his use of the social media site energized his supporters and gave him a way to speak directly to millions of American voters.

But as Trump prepared to take the oath of office on Friday, he unique a new way to speak to the American people — through the photo-messaging app Snapchat.

Trump launched his Snapchat account in September in the midst of the presidential campaign. His Snapchat handle matches that of his personal Twitter account — @realDonaldTrump — and is verified by the “flying stack of cash” emoji (

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