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Trump Followed Cute Kittens On Twitter And The Pussy Jokes Are Purrfect

Social media can be dangerous in the hands of young children… or Donald Trump.

When you're destined to be the 45th president of the United States in a matter of days, please don't think your Twitter activity is going unnoticed.

We were all outraged when the president-elect's “grab 'em by the pussy” comments surfaced earlier this year, but when our soon-to-be commander-in-chief recently followed the Twitter account “Emergency Kittens,” we wondered, well, maybe he really does like cats.

Take a gander for yourself:

D'awwwww!

Can't blame ya, Mr. President. That is a pretty darn cute account. We'd certainly give it a follow.


But naturally, when you only follow a mere 42 accounts — and you're Donald Trump — it's pretty obvious what's going to happen next.

It didn't take long for the purrfect responses to flood in. They were pawsititvely wonderful, wouldn't you say?

Twitter user pointing out Donald Trump followed the account, Emergency Kittens.

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Twitter user pointing out Donald Trump followed the account, Emergency Kittens.

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Twitter account talks about Donald Trump following the Emergency Kittens account

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Then, Emergency Kittens — the account dedicated to “critiquing the cutest cats online” — decided to take matters into its own paws. Rather than tweet to the president-elect, the account creator decided to send Donald Trump a private message.

When addressing/introducing yourself via social media — to the new leader of the world's most powerful country — it's definitely best to kickstart things with a joke.

“What do you call a pile of kitties?” the account creator messaged Trump.

C'mon, Donald, what do you call it?

Perhaps Donald didn't want to admit he didn't know the punchline, since he unfollowed the account before getting the final answer. What's the fun in that?

It's not clear whether or not following Emergency Kittens was an intentional move on Trump's part, but regardless, the whole transaction played out right before our Twitter-following eyes.

Will Trump be following cutesy accounts once he gets to the White House in a few weeks?

Special Assistant to the president and Deputy Chief Digital Officer Kori Schulman explained what will happen to the presidential Twitter handles once Trump is in office:

On Twitter, for example, the handle @POTUS will be made available to the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. The account will retain its more than 11 million followers, but start with no tweets on the timeline.

Don't worry: She also gave an explanation on how to savor President Obama's social media posts.

Social media aside, we must come to terms with the fact that we'll have a new leader of the country mid-January. Will the country continue to remain divided, or will things change for the better in 2017?

One thing's for sure: Twitter will certainly keep us updated. And when we need a break from the political turmoil, there will always be Emergency Kittens.

https://twitter.com/EmrgencyKittens/status/814467273763291137

Citations: Trump's brief Twitter follow reveals possible love for adorable kittens (Mashable), The Digital Transition: How the Presidential Transition Works in the Social Media Age (The White House)

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Danielle Valente

Digital Editor

Danielle is part of the Elite Daily news team. When she's not working, she's usually reading or eating gnocchi at Frankie's. Find her @dvwrites.
Danielle is part of the Elite Daily news team. When she's not working, she's usually reading or eating gnocchi at Frankie's. Find her @dvwrites.

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