The American President got his personal twitter handle on Monday and has already garnered over 1.7million followers in less than 24 hours, and it instantly became of the world’s top hacking targets. However, this will allow the black American tweet from a personal handle for the first time.
“Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account,” was his inaugural tweet from a smart phone in the Oval Office before jumping on Marine One on Monday.
Obama had tweeted through his executive staff @WhiteHouse or the remnants of his campaign staff @BarackObama, but the White House has revealed that “the @POTUS Twitter account will serve as a new way for President Obama to engage directly with the American people, with tweets coming exclusively from him,” the White House said.Obama’s arrival on Twitter was also reportedly welcome by Justin Bieber’s mother, the Chicago Bears and Bill Clinton, America’s former president and husband of 2016 presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton.
“Welcome to @Twitter, @POTUS! One question: Does that username stay with the office? #askingforafriend,” he tweeted.
Obama responded: “Good question, @billclinton. The handle comes with the house. Know anyone interested in @FLOTUS?” — referring to the first lady of the United States account.