Obama Gets His Own Account on Twitter: 'It's Barack. Really!'

President Barack Obama sent his first tweet from his very own account on Twitter on Monday, quickly amassing tens of thousands of followers in the latest of many White House efforts to amplify his message with social media.
"Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account," Obama tweeted from his verified @POTUS account, which had more than 217,000 followers in its first 45 minutes.

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