Obama promises @POTUS tweets are really his

The White House Twitter account is run by staffers and @BarackObama is a product of Organizing for Action. @POTUS is a personal account, according to the president’s staff.

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The @POTUS Twitter account launched Monday, and in less than a day it has amassed almost 2 million followers.

The first tweet from the account is an insistence from President Obama that he is sending the tweets himself:

Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.

— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015

A tweet from the White House account reinforces that point:

BREAKING: President Obama just launched @POTUS with a tweet from the Oval Office. It’s really him! #WelcomeToTwitter https://t.co/oMsgvV55i1

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 18, 2015

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