President Obama now has an official Twitter account

MacBook, coffee mug, and cactus

The White House announced today that it now has an official Twitter account for the President of the United States, @POTUS. Said account will belong to whoever occupies the role of commander-in-chief.

President Obama has had a Twitter account already, but an unofficial one tied to related parties. Obama fired off the first tweet earlier today:

Former president Bill Clinton posted off his own tweet in response:

For the politically unaware (and/or non-Americans), the US holds presidential elections next year, and Hillary Clinton’s the most favored Democrat candidate so far… which’d make Bill Clinton the very first “First Gentleman,” I suppose. On the Republican side, there’s no clear front-runner, though Jeb Bush, former president George W. Bush’s brother, has expressed interest in running.

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