Obama Burns Bill Clinton on Twitter

Obama sends first tweet from personal account—Clinton has to respond
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2015 6:15 AM CDT
Updated May 19, 2015 7:19 AM CDT
President Barack Obama talks with former President Bill Clinton during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sept, 12, 2014.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – "Two presidents walk into a Twitter feed" is just like it sounds, and it happened yesterday online, MarketWatch reports. Even though President Obama has been occasionally tweeting from the @BarackObama handle run by Organizing for Action, @POTUS is all his own, and yesterday saw that account's very first message. Enter the perpetually winking Bill Clinton, who replied, "Welcome to @Twitter, @POTUS! One question: Does that username stay with the office? #askingforafriend."

POTUS' retort: "Good question, @billclinton. The handle comes with the house. Know anyone interested in @FLOTUS?" Meanwhile, Mother Jones is trying to figure out who owned the @POTUS handle before the White House nabbed it—and who the heck "Roy", mentioned in a 2008 tweet, is. (Obama's staff went a little nuts with the @BarackObama handle a few years back.)

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