Barack Obama is used to enduring long battles but even by his standards, a six-year wait to get a Twitter account must have been something of a slog.
Still, he's made his point, gaining 1.77m followers in less than 24 hours, easily beating poor old David Cameron, who languishes down the table with * only * 1.07m followers, despite being on the social media platform since 2010.
The US President made his inaugural tweet from the @Potus account yesterday afternoon
Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account.— President Obama (@POTUS44) May 18, 2015
And already he's being pestered by some guy called Bill Clinton
Luckily Obama knows how to handle these kinds of enquiries. Just pass them onto his wife...