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