White House Lists Obama’s Twitter Account as ‘Important Moment’ of 2015

President Obama sings 'Amazing Grace' / AP
• January 5, 2016 12:07 pm


One of the most important events of 2015 was President Barack Obama creating a Twitter account, according to the White House.

The White House published a blog post in Medium on Dec. 29 to "look back at the important moments of 2015." The year in review list also includes Obama singing "Amazing Grace."

"2015 was a big year. From reaching a historic global climate agreement and preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon to ensuring millions more Americans have health insurance and making marriage equality a reality for all, we’ve seen a lot of important progress that’s worth remembering," the White House said.

The White House then lists other events it considered memorable in 2015, all of which revolve around the president. Obama’s tweeting made the list while other events were left out.

"Americans also shared in some more personal moments with the President, like when he walked across the Edmund Pettus Bridge 50 years after the first marches from Selma to Montgomery," the blog post said. "Or when he sang ‘Amazing Grace’ in honor of those who lost their lives to gun violence in Charleston, South Carolina."

"Or when he launched his own Twitter and Facebook accounts to share personal messages on stories that touched millions across the country and reflected who we are as a people," it said.

"Whether it’s the best posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube or unforgettable moments with the First Lady or the Vice President, you’ll find all of the best ways to remember 2015 right here," the post continued. "So take a look back at some of the most memorable moments of the year that meant so much for the American people, for President Obama, and for all of us here at the White House."

The post only includes three pictures: the president and his family marching for the 50th anniversary of Selma, the White House lit up like the gay pride flag, and Obama typing on an iPad.

"Stay tuned for what the President has in store for his final year in office," the post concluded. "After all, it’s the fourth quarter of his presidency, and, as he said, ‘interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter.’"

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