Donald Trump joins Twitch, an Amazon-owned company
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President Donald Trump has joined streaming service Twitch as part of his re-election strategy. Twitch is owned by Amazon, the company led by Jeff Bezos — and both Amazon and Bezos are frequent targets for Trump’s displeasure.
It appears Trump recently joined Twitch, and has just over 135 followers at the time of this writing. He isn’t currently live streaming, nor is it likely that he’s about to jump into a game of Fortnite. Instead, his channel features a prominent message reminding viewers of his rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota happening tonight. There’s also a button further down the page that encourages supporters to donate to his campaign.
Trump isn’t the first political candidate to use Twitch in an effort to connect more…