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400,000 followers followed Bill Clinton in 24 hours.

Former President Bill Clinton officially joined millions of other Twitter users Wednesday night, tweeting from the handle @BillClinton.

While comedian and television host Stephen Colbert previously got Clinton to tweet under the handle @PrezBillyJeff, this account, which is verified, will be the forty-second president’s actual home on Twitter.

Among Clinton’s first tweets under the new account was a message to Colbert saying he’s getting Twitter lessons from his daughter Chelsea, who has more than 128,000 followers on her@ChelseaClinton account.

Bill Clinton followers are continuously increasing and he seems happy to be on twitter. His tweet says it all.
Bill Clinton  “Enjoying @twitter so far. Where else can you hear from @BillGates @PaulPierce34 @SenJohnMcCain @TheEllenShow @Usher in one day? #Thisisgreat”

Bill Gates tweeted “Welcome to @twitter @billclinton. Always happy to see another champion for #aid in the ‘sphere!”
Ellen Degeneres tweeted “Everybody- be cool. President @BillClinton is officially on Twitter.”

Stephen Colbert tweeted “I taught @billclinton to tweet! This is almost as exciting as the time I taught Cheney “Dance Dance Revolution.”

Clinton’s Twitter bio hints that he’ll probably be tweeting mostly about the Clinton Foundation, a humanitarian organization he founded after leaving the White House in 2001. “Founder, Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States. Follow @ClintonFdn for more about my work around the world,” reads his bio.

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