Former US president Bill Clinton has joined Twitter as @billclinton following encouragement from his daughter Chelsea and comedian Steven Colbert.
Within what seemed like minutes of his arrival, he garnered more than 198,000 followers, all of whom, no doubt, will be hanging on his every syllable.
You may recall that the president was inveigled recently by Colbert to joining Twitter against his own volition. Colbert even opened the @PrezBillyJeff account without the president’s apparent knowledge or approval.
Former President Clinton freely admitted to Colbert he was worried about tweeting and getting no replies. Politicians, stunningly, have fragile egos.