So this happened on Monday...
Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account.— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015
Despite already having a personal Twitter account, President Barack Obama has been given an official government handle.
After making his introductions, he then set about what doing exactly what you hoped he would do - indulge in a bit of gentle ribbing with Bill Clinton.
— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) May 18, 2015
The not-so-subtle questioning on the behalf of Hilary was met with a pretty sharp response from Obama.
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015
And Clinton wasn't the only person happy to see him around.
It's about time, @POTUS! –mo— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) May 18, 2015
An unfortunate side effect of the President's new account appears to be much confusion around his handle.
Why did the President Obama chose @POTUS as a username?— kenzie,,! PLS LOUIS (@louft1994) May 19, 2015
Out of every use name the president of America can get, he got @POTUS .. Why??— athea (@dimpledvocalist) May 19, 2015
I FINALLEY GET WHY OBAMAS USERNAME IS POTUS WOW THAT TOOK AWHILE— isabel (@photougraph) May 19, 2015
OKAY I JUST GOT WHY IT'S POTUS BC PRES OF THE US OMAHGAH IM A GENIUS— j. (@JaninaSWS) May 19, 2015
oh my god my brother just figured out why obama's un is POTUS...it stands for president of the united states...— jemma (@ageofughltron) May 19, 2015
@POTUS Mr President, welcome to twitter.. But why the strange handle POTUS???— Wisdom Chapp-Jumbo (@Mr_Wizzo) May 19, 2015
Seriously why potus? I know illumiturds be mad with agendas and such but why potus lol. Pot + fetus looolMay 19, 2015
Obama will step down from office next year with the race for his successor already heating up.
Clinton is the favourite to run for the Democrats with no other candidates close to her in the running at the moment.
On the Republican side, Scott Walker, Mark Rubio, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie are all currently in contention.