Stephen Colbert Convinces Bill Clinton To Create Twitter Handle @PrezBillyJeff


PrezBillyJeff Tweets

Stephen Colbert sat down with President Bill Clinton on Monday night and convinced the former POTUS to sign up for Twitter with the handle @PrezBillyJeff.

Talking to Colbert President Clinton said he was “reluctant” to jump on the Twitter bandwagon. Clinton told the Comedy Central host:

“I think I’m so, sort of, insecure. Like … what if you tweet and nobody tweets back? There’s nothing worse than a friendless tweeter, right?

After more urging Bill Clinton sent out the following tweet from the @PrezBillyJeff account:

The account might be a joke but that hasn’t stopped it from racking up nearly 70,000 Twitter followers.

Clinton also joked with Colbert about the Billy Jeff Clinton nickname, telling the Colbert Report host:

“Once a president leaves office you can call him anything you like.”

Clinton isn’t just hesitant about using Twitter, he also gave a tongue-in-cheek account of his time spent using email:

“After I become president and everybody started sending blizzards of emails within the administration, the Congress subpoenaed them all. And all these young people – drunk with the power of the new technology – said the first thing that came to their heads, so some of these emails were mildly embarrassing.”

What do you think of Bill Clinton’s attitude in dealing with Stephen Colbert?


Dusten Carlson
Dusten has written for web and print and currently spends his time working on his upcoming graphic novel. He is also almost 30 and still has all of his hair.

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