Former President @BillClinton Joins Twitter (For Real This Time)


By Shea Bennett Comment

William Jefferson Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States of America, has officially joined Twitter.

You’ll find him under @billclinton.

Of course, Clinton first signed up for Twitter during an April 9th appearance on The Colbert Report, when host Stephen Colbert took the liberty of registering the former president as @prezbillyjeff, after the username he’d initially wanted turned out to be unavailable.

“Well, sir,” explained Colbert to Clinton at the time. “I took the liberty of opening you a Twitter account. Now @presidentclinton was taken, @williamjeffersonclinton was taken, but @prezbillyjeff was available.”

Clinton has returned to Twitter today with gusto, fixing his username (no doubt with some behind-the-scenes assistance from Twitter) and posting no fewer than two tweets.