It’s been a veeeery emotional day for America.
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, which means the now-former POTUS and FLOTUS, the great Barack and Michelle, had to step down after eight blissful years in the White House.
As Obama said in a speech following the inauguration, he and Michelle have been “milking” their goodbyes, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Now, hours after the inauguration ceremony, Barack and Michelle have sent the first tweets on their personal Twitter accounts since officially exchanging handles with the Trumps.
Michelle, gracious as always, used her first post-inauguration tweet to inform us she would be taking a little break after an “extraordinary” eight years. But have no fear, she assured her followers she’ll be “back before you know it” to work on the important issues.
The former POTUS also made his triumphant return, complete with a beautiful dad joke, of course. Barack gave his Twitter page a complete makeover, including new photos and an updated bio, which now reads: Dad, husband, President, citizen.
He informed his followers he and Michelle are embarking on a (much-deserved) vacation to Palm Springs.
Hi everybody! Back to the original handle. Is this thing still on? Michelle and I are off on a quick vacation, then well get back to work.
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) January 20, 2017
He also encouraged American citizens to share their thoughts and concerns about “the road ahead” in a second tweet, providing a link to The Obama Foundation’s website.
We knew Barack and Michelle would keep in touch.