Trump Now Most-Followed Current World Leader On Twitter (But More Than Twice As Many Follow Obama)

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump bested Pope Francis and took the top slot this weekend among current world leaders on his favorite method of communication: Twitter.

The @realDonaldTrump personal account crossed 39.7 million followers to overtake the nine different language accounts that the pope uses, making the president the most-followed world leader, according to measurements kept by public relations firm Burson-Marsteller.

Pope Francis, with 39.5 million followers at the time that Burson-Marsteller crunched the numbers, fell to second behind Trump when adding up the papal accounts that send the same messages in Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Franch, Latin, German and Arabic.

In third place is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 34.9 million followers. As of today @BarackObama has 95.6 million followers.