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@PrezBillyJeff: Bill Clinton is now on Twitter

Associated Press
Apr 10, 2013 at 09:03am IST

New York: Bill Clinton is now on Twitter, albeit without a very presidential name.

Comedian Stephen Colbert lured the former president to the social networking site on "The Colbert Report" on Monday, signing him up with the handle PrezBillyJeff. Clinton dictated his first message to Colbert, who typed: "Just spent an amazing time with Colbert! Is he sane? He is cool!"

Whether Clinton would continue to use the account remained uncertain. Colbert's hand is clearly in the account's bio, too. It reads: "Stephen Colbert is my BFF."

@PrezBillyJeff: Bill Clinton is now on Twitter

Comedian Stephen Colbert lured the former president to the social networking site on 'The Colbert Report'.

By Tuesday morning, the account had amassed nearly 50,000 followers and was climbing fast.

Colbert interviewed Clinton not in his New York studio, but at the annual Clinton Global Initiative University gathering in St. Louis. The interview had been taped Saturday.

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