Colbert forces Bill Clinton to join Twitter

Follow him @PrezBillyJeff

Published April 9, 2013 1:34PM (EDT)

                 (The Colbert Report)
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Monday's episode of "The Colbert Report" was devoted to an interview with Bill Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative University, where Stephen Colbert took the opportunity to ask the former president why he's not on Twitter.

"I think I'm so insecure - what if you tweet and nobody tweets back? There is nothing worse than a friendless tweeter," Clinton said.

Colbert replied: "Well, sir, I took the liberty of opening you a Twitter account. Now @presidentclinton was taken, @williamjeffersonclinton was taken, but @prezbillyjeff was available."

Clinton then dictated his first tweet to Colbert:

[embedtweet id="320644561439436800"]

The account currently has almost 40,000 followers.


By Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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