Barack Obama Has Made His Final Tweets As US President
Barack Obama used his final opportunity to tweet from the official US President Twitter account to make an emotional plea to the American public and announce the launch of the Obama Foundation.
In a series of messages posted from the POTUS account before it is handed over to Donald Trump, he also told his 13.7 million followers "I believe in you."
He also released the following video...
Credit: Obama Foundation
In a farewell on Twitter, he wrote: "It's been the honour of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man.
"I won't stop; I'll be right there with you as a citizen, inspired by your voices of truth and justice, good humour, and love.
"I'm still asking you to believe - not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours. I believe in change because I believe in you."
He also shared a link to the Obama Foundation, which "will be a living, working startup for citizenship - an ongoing project for us to shape, together, what it means to be a good citizen in the 21st century."
President Obama's first tweet from the account read: "Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account."
The President of the United States (POTUS) account was set live on 18 May, 2015 and gained more than 217,000 followers in its first 45 minutes - it is passed between presidents as and when they are elected and sworn in.
Throughout his tenure, Obama's tweets have offered a statesmanlike and nuanced look into policy decisions he has made while in office. But, given his history, it remains to be seen whether his successor will carry on his Democrat predecessor's tweeting legacy...
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The former TV reality star and property tycoon is known for his erratic approach to social media, something he has failed to quell, even as he became President-elect, after his victory over Hillary Clinton in November.
Despite being 70-years-old, a good number of his social media posts read like they were typed up by a teenager who spends too much time on 4Chan.
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Here's a list of some of his stupidest tweets...
Can you imagine Obama saying any of that?
His tweets even effected the financial markets and stock exchange; earlier this month the price of Toyota shares plummeted after Trump tweeted a negative comment regarding the company. It cost a total of $1.2billion (£971,738,616) in the company's value.
The information he tweeted was false and incorrect. You have to assume that figures from business will be hoping he chills out a little bit now he has his finger on the trigger of the official presidential account.
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