Obama Finally Gets His Own Twitter Account

Six years into his run as the 44th President of the United States of America, President Barack Obama has finally launched his own Twitter account. The president isn’t new to tweeting though, as he’s previously posted messages to his staff-managed account @BarackObama. But with his new handle @POTUS, Obama is taking full control of his own retweets and favs. The new account is meant to help the president speak directly with the American public and, according to the White House, “@POTUS will give Americans a new venue to engage on the issues that matter most to them”—aka memes and cat GIFs.