@PrezBillyJeff

Colbert Signs Bill Clinton Up for Twitter

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Former President Bill Clinton and TV personality Stephen Colbert hold a discussion during the Clinton Global Initiative University at Washington University on April 6, 2013 in St Louis Missouri.

If you give Stephen Colbert an interview, he's going to want a Twitter handle to go with it. Joining former president Bill Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative University Summit, Colbert persuaded the Arkansas native to set up an account, using the handle @PrezBillyJeff (@PresidentClinton and @WilliamJeffersonClinton were taken). Clinton—who claimed it was his own insecurity that kept him from joining—dictated his first tweet to Colbert: “Just spent amazing time with Colbert! Is he sane?” Within hours, the account had 27,000 followers and three more tweets, all ending with: “#notColbertpretendingtobeme.”