White House Aide Says Tweets Influenced Debt Ceiling Deal

Appropriately, in a conversation that took place on Twitter, a White House aide said Sunday night that Twitter influenced the recently announced agreement on the U.S. debt ceiling.

The tweets were exchanged between Brian Stelter, a reporter at The New York Times, and Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director.

The House and Senate are expected to vote on the debt ceiling bill Monday.WHTweet

President Obama asked people to tweet at their congressmen Friday to get them to come to an agreement on setting the debt ceiling. He asked that people use the hashtag #compromise, and then his staff spent the day tweeting out the names of Republican legislators from every state.

In the process, the @BarackObama account lost 36,000 followers, but this new information indicates it may have been worth it.

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