The President now has his very own handle, @POTUS
President Barack Obama tweeted from his personal Twitter account first the first time on Monday.
It took just a few hours after the tweet went up at 11:38 a.m. ET for @POTUS to rack up more than 1 million followers, appearing to handily beat the current Guinness World Record for the fastest time to hit that milestone (it took Robert Downey Jr. 23 hours and 22 minutes in April 2014).
A video posted by the White House gave what seemed to be proof that it was actually Obama typing on a smartphone and not a staffer:
The Chicago Cubs appeared slightly offended that Obama, a noted White Sox fan, followed the Sox, Blackhawks, Bulls and Bears, but not their team.
Michelle seemed pretty excited:
Joe Biden was pleased:
And Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s senior advisor, was glad he signed up:
But it was perhaps No. 42 who had the greatest reaction—and a good question (#askingforafriend, of course):
Despite a busy schedule—he tweeted from Camden, New Jersey—Obama responded promptly, and with a good question in response: