Obama returns to his original Twitter handle and launches Obama.org

by admin January 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Former (😢) President Obama is heading off for a well-earned vacation, but before going to his undisclosed but hopefully sunny and isolated location, he took to his old personal Twitter handle, @BarackObama, to promote the launch of his new website, Obama.org.

The old handle has been run by the nonprofit Organizing for Action since 2013, but Obama appears to have taken back control, having left @POTUS in the small hands of Donald Trump.

He used the change of venue as an opportunity to plug Obama.org, the website from which he and Michelle will be coordinating much of their work going forward.

In particular, the Obamas are looking for input on the presidential center they’re building in south Chicago.

“More than a library or museum, it will be a living, working center for citizenship,” said Obama in a video introducing the site. “That’s why we want to hear from you. It’s going to take all of you and your ideas to make it a reality.”

“Tell us about the young leaders and companies and organizations that inspire you; this will be your presidential center as much as it is ours,” added former first lady Michelle Obama.