Three weeks ago, PM Modi became the only world leader followed by the official Twitter handle of the US administration. White House then followed 19 Twitter handles and all non-American accounts were Indian. Now it follows 13. The rare move by the White House to start following PM Modi’s Twitter account on April 10 was viewed as a reflection of the good rapport shared by the Prime Minister and US President Donald Trump.
The White House Wednesday explained why its Twitter handle had ‘unfollowed’ the Twitter accounts of President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister’s office, the Indian Embassy in the US, the US Embassy in India and the US Ambassador to India, Ken Juster. White House explained that it follows the accounts of officials from host countries for a brief period during a presidential trip to retweet their messages in support of the visit.