The President Has Arrived on Twitter

Obama started tweeting from @POTUS today
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2015 1:17 PM CDT
The President Has Arrived on Twitter
In a Thursday, May 14, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at Camp David in Maryland.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

President Obama has officially entered the 21st century: He has his very own Twitter account, @POTUS. As of this writing, there's only one tweet on it: "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account." As for the bio section of the account, it describes him as a father first: "Dad, husband, and 44th President of the United States." Meanwhile, @WhiteHouse features a picture of Obama with his phone, captioned: "President Obama. In the Oval Office. Tweeting." He's also been welcomed to Twitter by his wife and his VP, among others. The White House says the account "will serve as a new way for President Obama to engage directly with the American people, with tweets coming exclusively from him." (More President Obama stories.)

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