Bill Clinton tweets for a friend as Obama finally gets his own presidential account
On Monday, when the former president learned that his successor-but-one, President Obama, had finally been allowed to set up an official Twitter account under the handle @POTUS, he couldn’t have related to the news personally. He could, however, show interest in the development on behalf of a “friend“.
“#askingforafriend“, Clinton said mischievously, as he welcomed @POTUS to the twittersphere. “One question: Does that username stay with the office?“
With his cheeky comment, Clinton also raised a subsidiary question of Twitter decorum which he did not address in his tweet. In the event of his “friend“ winning the 2016 presidential election, and indeed going on to inherit the @POTUS Twitter account from Obama, what would happen to Bill himself?