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If you’ve wondered who, for the past six years, has been tweeting at you from the Twitter account with the handle Barack Obama (@BarackObama) and assumed it was Barack Obama, you assumed wrong. The real Obama (not to be confused with the other real Obama) just received his own Twitter account(!) and four hours ago tweeted out his first message:
Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015
Not to be outdone, the other real Obama welcomed the real real Obama to Twitter:
Not only that, but someone named Kori Schulman, who is described on Twitter as White House Director of Online Engagement, tweeted out a photo of Obama sitting on the edge of his desk tweeting out his first tweet as “POTUS”:
— Kori Schulman (@ks44) May 18, 2015
No word yet on whether someone at the White House will be tweeting a photo of Schulman tweeting her message.