‘It’s Barack. Really!’ Obama Gets His Own Twitter Account

President Barack Obama smiles as he is introduced before speaking at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University in Washington, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama smiles as he is introduced before speaking at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University in Washington, Tuesday, May 12, 2015.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama smiles as he is introduced before speaking at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University in Washington, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Irish Times) – US president Barack Obama has finally got his hands on his own twitter account, racking up 1.68 million followers since Monday with a mere three tweets.

His twitter handle, @POTUS, stands for President of the United States and the account will be controlled by the president himself, rather than one of his backroom team.

His wife Michelle also has a similar official account with the handle @FLOTUS – First Lady of the United States.

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