#OnlyOnTwitter: A Presidential Week

Friday, 26 April 2013

It’s been a historic week on Twitter, as two former U.S. Presidents let their presence be known on Twitter. Bill Clinton joined the ranks of President Barack Obama, all 100 U.S. Senators and 95 percent of the House of Representatives, while the dedication of George W. Bush’s new Bush Center brought us closer to all 5 living presidents via Twitter.

Earlier this week while making an appearance on the “Colbert Report”, Bill Clinton officially joined Twitter as @billclinton. He sent his first Tweet to the show’s host Stephen Colbert (@stephenathome) and his daughter, Chelsea Clinton (@chelseaclinton), both of whom responded.

Since then, everyone from fellow politicians to former staffers to other popular Twitter personalities tweeted him with warm welcome messages.

Also making a splash on Twitter this week was the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and the George W. Bush Institute (@TheBushCenter), the first to open since 2004. Every living president, former world leaders and dignitaries, as well as Bush Administration alumni and other notable guests attended the dedication, many of whom live-tweeted the event using the hashtag #BushCenter.

@TheBushCenter also captured a historic and behind-the-scenes view of the reunion of all five living presidents and the first families.

While a ceremonial affair, there were many lighthearted moments captured on Twitter as well:

We’re excited to hear more from and about the 42nd and 43rd presidents in 140 characters. Be sure to follow @gov to get the latest updates on the world leaders, politicians and organizations that matter most to you.

Posted by Bridget Coyne (@bcoyne) and Sean Evins (@evins)
Government Team

*Editor's note: As of November 2017, Twitter has increased the character count of Tweets in certain languages to make it easier to share what’s happening.


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