On the same day he started his personal Twitter account, the president traded jabs with his predecessor.
"I will bury you, hayseed." (Getty)
Yesterday, President Obama launched his most popular web-based initiative to date: a new Twitter account. And this one didn't crash! Of course, the president has had a Twitter account for years, @BarackObama, but that one was run by the White House. Those tweets were presumably written by some sad intern, with minimal involvement from Obama himself. @POTUS comes straight from the horse's mouth. In one day, it acquired over a million followers and a lot of mocking tweets.
One of those tweets came from another avid tweeter, former President Bill Clinton (who would never have an intern do something so unimportant as manage his Twitter). He gently ribbed the incumbent with this tweet:
Welcome to @Twitter, @POTUS! One question: Does that username stay with the office? #askingforafriend
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) May 18, 2015
Get it? His wife is power-hungry! The meaning wasn't lost on Obama, who fired back with this chestnut:
Good question, @billclinton. The handle comes with the house. Know anyone interested in @FLOTUS?
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015
Boom. The only thing that would make that tweet better is if he ended it with #micdrop. It's a nice reminder that whatever political shenanigans they may get up to, these are two smart and witty guys. Meanwhile, George W. Bush doesn't even have a Twitter. I guess he's still LiveJournaling.