We may all be able to take a temporary sigh of relief.

When Twitter announced on Tuesday that the platform would be adding an additional 140 characters to tweets — giving users the option to compose 280-character messages in the future — everyone had the same fear: What will Donald Trump say with more characters?

But if the president’s Wednesday morning tweetstorm is any suggestion, Trump hasn’t been upgraded to 280 characters yet.

Donald Trump used the microblogging platform to embark on one of his infamous morning rants on Wednesday, taking shots at Facebook as “anti-Trump,” calling out Fake News, and posing the question of collusion between outlets like The New York Times and Washington Post.

And yet, during Trump’s Twitter rant, he sent out six tweets, all of which were either exactly 140 characters or less… suggesting he hasn’t received Twitter’s expanded character limit.

That tweet was a neat 140 characters, but then he followed it up with another related message that was also exactly 140 characters.

If Trump had the ability to type 280 character tweets, we assume (and deeply hope) he would have just combined his two thoughts.

Others took Donald Trump’s tweet storm as evidence that POTUS didn’t receive the Twitter update too:

Ideally, if Trump gets the update he’ll cut his number of tweets in half. Though we also run the terrifying risk of getting longer, more frequent thoughts from the man.

When will Trump have the power?

As for why a man as important as the president hasn’t received the honor of an early admission to a Twitter update, the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey announced that the change will be rolled out to a “small group” of users.

Under normal circumstances, it might seem like a good idea to give the President of the United States access to a feature that would allow him to more efficiently communicate with the world. 

(But in this case it’s okay, Jack — really. America is good. Pls don’t.)

As for Trump, he shouldn’t feel too left out — beloved celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres haven’t even received those extra 140 characters yet either.



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