Trump joins Twitch

Trump joins Twitch

11th October 2019 0 By Jordan Heal

The president of the United States has officially joined Twitch to host live streams of his campaign rallies.

The first content piece of content curated by the account took place while the POTUS was campaigning in Minneapolis.

The seemingly basic account has already amassed a remarkable 33,000 followers and 146,000 channel views at the time of writing.

The aim of the channel is to promote Donald Trump’s campaign website and merchandise alongside his various other social media accounts including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.

He even has a section in his bio seeking donations to “keep America great”.

In typical Twitch fashion, users flocked to the stream to post countless emotes and memes while several members of the platform’s staff also appeared.

This isn’t the first time a US politician has endeavoured to get in touch with younger generations. Back in June, US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders also joined the popular platform.

The live content has since been recorded and uploaded to the president’s videos section of the channel.

His campaign rally – according to the vod – is one hour and 45 minutes long and can be viewed by anyone on Twitch.

The Amazon-owned platform has been significantly on the rise for several years now, and if Trump’s streaming endeavours are indicative of anything, it is that it could soon be used as a mass marketing tool for politicians.

Interested in reading more Twitch-related stories? Discover more about about Ninja’s wife and manager Jessica Blevins revealing he left the platform because of contract issues.