UPDATE: Taylor Swift’s @taylorswift13 Twitter account overtook President Barack Obama’s today, at roughly 1:05 PM. At the time of this writing, the President has 65,362,479 followers to Ms. Swift’s 65,362,436.
These numbers are never, ever getting back together.
The pop star moved into the third most followed account, despite the fact that she hasn’t tweeted since after her show in Miami on October 27th. The President, however, has a pretty great post up about Obamacare, enhanced with a Back To The Future GIF.
Soon, Ms. Swift will be chasing Justin Bieber, who is in second place. If she overtakes him, it could be beyond her wildest dreams. Meanwhile, in a little over a year, Mr. Obama will leave the White House, and he’ll have a blank space, baby. Updated October 29, 2015 1:08 PM.
Taylor Swift looks very likely to overtake President Barack Obama on Twitter either today, or sometime this week, making her the number 3 most followed person on the microblogging service, after Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, according to Twitter Counter.
They are only 7,230 followers apart right now.
On average, Twitter Counter reports that Ms. Swift adds, on average, 42,474 new followers per day, versus the President’s 31,701. The difference is enough that Ms. Swift should actually best the leader of the free world today (while we are in the middle of choosing a new one). If not today, though, it would be surprising if it didn’t happen by Halloween.
Our bet? The President will shake it off:
Neither Ms. Swift’s team nor the White House replied to a request from the Observer for comment.