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Twitter responds to the president's new account with stream of racist vitriol

Anyone still questioning whether we're living in a post-racial America has their answer

Scott Eric Kaufman
May 19, 2015 7:40PM (UTC)

The sitting President of the United States thought it was a good idea to start a personal Twitter account, despite the fact that most of the people who would respond to anything he tweeted believe him to be a Muslim Kenyan usurper who shouldn't have been eligible to run for president in the first place.

Barack Obama's initial tweet was charming, self-deprecating missive to Americans:


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Which, of course, led to this:

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Which is the nicest thing the president ever will hear on Twitter. Most people were more like this:

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There were also many things said that were soon regretted, so we only have evidence of them after the fact:


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That said, thank God for the Canadians, who were very, well, Canadian:

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Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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