Twitter Government (@gov) April 25, 2013
The 42nd President of the United States and the man with the most endearing lip bite in the world, William Jefferson Clinton, has officially jumped into the 21st century by joining Twitter. The Prez has already racked up more than 200,000 followers in roughly 30 minutes and brought his lovable charm in under 140 characters. “@StephenAtHome Just got a call from Chelsea. Ready to start Twitter lessons tonight,” he wrote to comedian Steven Colbert, who had attempted to persuade Clinton to join Twitter under the name @PrezBillyJeff during an interview earlier this month (video below).
@StephenAtHome Just got a call from Chelsea. Ready to start Twitter lessons tonight.—
Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 25, 2013
Personally, I’m a little bummed he ditched Colbert’s moniker, as I much preferred Clinton’s first Twitter bio: “I am President William Jefferson Billy Jeff Rodham Clinton. Stephen Colbert is my BFF.” In true Clinton fashion, he’s using his newfound fame to plug the Clinton Foundation, which also switched its name (@ClintonFdn) tonight.
Colbert also seized the opportunity to congratulate himself:
I taught @billclinton to tweet! This is almost as exciting as the time I taught Cheney "Dance Dance Revolution."—
Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 25, 2013
Check out Colbert’s interview with Clinton below: