The White House has agreed to archive each of President Trump’s tweets, per request of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). NARA has asked not only for his tweets, but for his deleted tweets as well.
The Presidential Records Act of 1978 requires that all requests for presidential records also be documented.
Trump has made it abundantly clear that when it comes to his often controversial tweets, he doesn’t have any regrets. He said as much in an interview with Financial Times. “I don’t regret anything, because there is nothing you can do about it,” Trump said. You know if you issue hundreds of tweets, and every once in a while you have a clinker, that’s not so bad.
The president also credited his tweets with helping him win the 2016 presidential election. He then promised to “give it up” when he left office.
Just before Trump took office, many wondered if Trump would continue to tweet from his personal account (@realDonaldTrump) or the official president account (@POTUS). White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer eventually revealed that he would tweet from both. Since that time, Trump has kept his personal feelings and attacks on his personal Twitter, while the official president’s account is run more similarly to the official White House account (@WhiteHouse).