Well, it's not like the President was going to get anything done these last two years anyway.
Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account.
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015
Watch President Obama send his first tweet from @POTUS. #FollowTheTweets https://t.co/N8JxY8kQIE
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 18, 2015
I don't get it. Barack Obama only just got a Twitter account a few hours ago? How did he communicate with his children? They're in their teens, so I know they weren't talking to him with their voices. And how did he send cat videos to Michelle? Through Facebook?! Ugh. I'm starting to get nervous about the state of this nation.
Anyway, because this is the Internet, the response to Obama's arrival were plentiful to say the least. Here are a few of the best ones I was able to find:
Not your best. https://t.co/BRUN75A51V
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) May 18, 2015
Welcome to @Twitter, @POTUS! One question: Does that username stay with the office? #askingforafriend
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) May 18, 2015
Who's they?!?! WHO PULLS THE STRINGS https://t.co/sHfyWLyi7l
— Matt Nedostup (@nedostup) May 18, 2015
.@POTUS Have you seen MAD MAX: FURY ROAD yet?— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 18, 2015
Nothing says "I'm focused on my job" like joining Twitter. Welcome, @POTUS!— Jill Morris (@JillMorris) May 18, 2015
. @POTUS Welcome dude. Follow back and I'll get you a signed pic or something from Ellen.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) May 18, 2015
Can't wait til @POTUS tweets something “offensive" and gets impeached.
— Melissa Stetten (@MelissaStetten) May 18, 2015
I can't believe Obama's username is @POTUS. Is this a joke? Pot US? Wow. Way to shove the recreational marijuana movement down our throats.
— gill is trill (@gillistrill) May 18, 2015
And of course he got some response from fellow presidents, both fictional:
...and partially fictional: