Bill Clinton joins Twitter, for real this time

Bill Clinton Credit: Getty Images
Bill Clinton
Credit: Getty Images

A few weeks ago, whether he wanted to or not, Bill Clinton joined Twitter when Stephen Colbert set up an account for him under the handle @PrezBilly Jeff.

The former president is not tweeting for real, under his own handle name @billclinton. Twitter has verified the account.

Earlier this month the ‘Colbert Report’ aired an interview with the former president, which was taped at the annual Clinton Global Initiative University.

During the interview Colbert asked why he doesn’t tweet. Clinton explains that he’s “sort of insecure.”

Colbert sent out the first tweet which read, “Just spent amazing time with Colbert! Is he sane? He is cool! #cgiu.”

Just an hour after the episode aired, Clinton had more than 20,000 followers. Now, under his real name, @billclinton has more than 375,000 followers.

The first message on the @billclinton account is what Colbert tweeted a few weeks ago, and the next three are directed to Colbert, so you know, it’s a slow transition for President Clinton. His newest tweet indicates he might be getting lessons from his daughter, Chelsea.

Seems like a good idea to us since Chelsea Clinton has almost 140,000 followers and has tweeted almost 1,000 messages.


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