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President Bill Clinton has joined Twitter, but don’t expect many selfies from the 42nd commander in chief.
Stephen Colbert hosted a conversation with Clinton over the weekend at his annual meeting for the Clinton Global Initiative, and the staged discussion was broadcast on Monday as a special episode of The Colbert Report on Comedy Central. The pair talked about charity and fixing education and opportunities at home and abroad — Colbert, in his trademark faux-conservative character, questioned why Clinton would bother paying attention to the rest of the world — and how technology has changed since Man From Hope’s 1993 inauguration.
One of the major changes, of course, has been the way we communicate — there was no live streaming on the Internet, for one — which includes social media. Clinton is a fan of Facebook and other social channels, for the way they help activate young volunteers and do-gooders, but he doesn’t use Twitter.
Until now, at least.
Thanks to the ever-resourceful Colbert, Clinton now has an account — @PrezBillyJeff — and dictated his first tweet on Saturday: “Just spent amazing time with Colbert! Is he sane? He is cool!
Last night, during the broadcast, a few more tweets came out, but something tells us that maybe Bill wasn’t behind those, even if the first one read, “I’m Bill Clinton and I approve this tweet, because I wrote it, because, like I said, I’m Bill Clinton.
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