President Obama

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President Barack Obama finally has his own Twitter account.

“Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack,” his first tweet read Monday. “Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.”

With just a few typed words, it appears that Obama becomes the first sitting U.S. president to announce his own Twitter account, from which he actually tweets himself.

Obama had over 30,000 followers within 10 minutes of sending his first tweet. (His total as of Monday night – 1.4 million followers) The White House said @POTUS tweets would come “exclusively” from Obama. A White House staffer confirmed to The Huffington Postpresident personally typed and sent the tweet from a phone.

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