Spicer relinquishes press secretary Twitter account to Sanders

Sean Spicer on Friday night passed the social media baton to Sarah Sanders, who last month replaced him as White House press secretary.

"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." The social media lovefest continued, with Spicer responding, "You're very welcome."

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

— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) August 4, 2017

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

— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) August 4, 2017

White House deputy communications director Jessica Ditto tweeted, "Passing of the @PressSec account baton. Welcome, Sarah! Thank you for everything, @seanspicer."

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 -- "Signing off. Follow me @PressSec for updates," she tweeted -- 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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