President Obama has a brand-new Twitter account, this one a personal handle (as opposed to the official White House one or the former campaign handle now used by his nonprofit, Organizing for Action) where he can theoretically lighten up a little.
Of course the account immediately attracted followers in droves — and @POTUS debuted with a well-curated list of accounts he was following: lots of Cabinet secretaries, a couple of former presidents, his alma maters and the like.
But if the president wants a fun feed to scan while when those joint chiefs of staff meetings get a little boring, he’ll need some lighter fare, beyond the Chicago Bulls. So who to add? We’ve got a few ideas.
Christy Teigen — The model and wife of big-time Obama supporter John Legend, is pretty funny.
Making dutch babies this morning, which is weird to read if you dunno what dutch babies are
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 8, 2015
Neil deGrasse Tyson — For science-y stuff from pop culture’s favorite astrophysicist.
If you removed all the arteries, veins, & capillaries from a person's body, and tied them end-to-end, the person will die.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) May 8, 2015
Jonathan Van Ness — Obama’s a “Game of Thrones” fan, so he’ll get the inside jokes from the hairstylist who does “Gay of Thrones” commentary on Funny or Die.
— Jonathan Van Ness (@thegayofthrones) May 5, 2015
Katy Perry — The president could learn a few social-media tips from the pop star, who’s the most-followed celebrity (only she and Justin Beiber have more followers than the @barackobama account).
Sen. Claire McCaskill — He can take notes from the Missouri Democrat, too, on how pols can be funny, frank and personal on Twitter — even without selfies with Madonna.
Geeky. Nerdy. Happy. Figuring out my new Apple Watch.(No haters, not the expensive one) I feel like Dick Tracy talking to one of my staff.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) April 24, 2015