Bill Clinton Sends His First Tweet at Stephen Colbert’s Behest
President Clinton may understand the social media is and will continue to make the difference in today’s grassroots politics, but that doesn’t mean he participates in all of it.
Although you may have seen plenty of Bill Clinton-themed Twitter accounts floating around – none of them are real. Former President Clinton does not currently tweet.
Well, until now.
At the behest of Stephen Colbert, Bill Clinton is now on Twitter, tweeting under the handle @PrezBillyJeff (because everything else was taken).
So far, @PrezBillyJeff has only sent one tweet and only follows one other account. I’ll give you three guesses as to which one, but you won’t need them.
Just spent amazing time with Colbert!Is he sane? He is cool! #cgiu
— Billy Jeff Clinton (@PrezBillyJeff) April 6, 2013
But he has amassed over 55,000 followers already, showing both the power of the Colbert Nations and the undeniable interest that Twitter users have in former President Clinton actually operating an account. It’s probably unlikely that he’ll keep tweeting as PrezBillyJeff, however.
Check out Colbert and Clinton talking Twitter below:
“There’s nothing worse than a friendless Tweeter.”
Wise words, Bill.