@POTUS: Barack Obama joins Twitter… finally
NEW YORK (CNN) — The bear is loose… on Twitter.
So, it’s official. After years of signing “-BO” at the end of @BarackObama to signal the tweets he crafted himself from an account operated by the Organizing for Action staff, the President now has his very own handle @POTUS, tweeting for the first time:
“Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.”
Per a statement from the White House, the @POTUS handle “will serve as a new way for President Obama to engage directly with the American people, with tweets coming exclusively from him.”
Naturally, folks on social are having a little fun with this new presidential social presence.
And Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy tweeting a gif of the President with a selfie stick:
And some asking the question on a lot of people’s minds, what happens to the handle when a new President takes office?
In the meantime, we’ll just wait for your first GIFs and selfies, Mr. President.
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