Prez Billy Jeff Clinton joined Twitter last night.
The former president sat down with Stephen Colbert for the comedian’s inaugural Colbert Galactic Initiative and ended up making a Twitter account. Clinton said that he does Facebook but that he’s been hesitant about joining Twitter.
Clinton said: “No, I’m sort of insecure. What if you tweet and no one tweets back. There’s nothing sadder than a friendless tweeter, right? You’re just wondering around in cyber space.”
The former president may have been a little uneasy about joining Twitter but he eventually agreed to join the network. Stephen Colbert apologized that he couldn’t get @PresidentClinton or @PresidentBillClinton, since both were already taken, but Colbert did manage to secure @PrezBillyJeff.
Shortly after setting up the account, Clinton sent out his first tweet.
Just spent amazing time with Colbert!Is he sane? He is cool! #cgiu
— Billy Jeff Clinton (@PrezBillyJeff) April 6, 2013
The President hasn’t used the account since his appearance on Colbert and it’s unclear if he’ll ever use it again. But even if Clinton is a one-time Tweeter he still had a pretty successful run. He has over 60,000 followers and his first tweet was retweeted close to 4000 times.
Here’s the video of Bill Clinton’s first tweet.