Former president Bill Clinton has joined Twitter — and this time the ex-commander-in-chief is doing so without the help of comedian Stephen Colbert.
You may recall that Colbert helped Clinton send his first Tweet on air a few months ago under the unofficial account @PrezBillyJeff.
“What if you tweet and nobody tweets back?” Clinton said on the Colbert show earlier this month. “There’s nothing worse than a friendless tweeter, right? You’re just wandering around in cyberspace.”
But Clinton is now embracing Twitter, and the 42nd president already more than 280,000 followers @BillClinton.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 25, 2013
One of those fans is Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates who welcomed the 42nd president to Twitter with this message:
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) April 25, 2013
Meanwhile, here is what Colbert — one of the eight Twitter handles that Clinton is following — had to say about Clinton’s arrival on the social network.
I taught @billclinton to tweet! This is almost as exciting as the time I taught Cheney "Dance Dance Revolution."
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 25, 2013
Here was Colbert discussing Twitter, politics and more with Clinton earlier this month: