Biden tweets after Twitter hands over White House accounts: ‘There is no time to waste’


Twitter has handed over the official White House accounts to the nation’s new administration on Inauguration.

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both made their first posts on the official @POTUS and @VP accounts respectively amid Wednesday afternoon’s inaugural event.

“There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we face,” Biden wrote. “That's why today, I am heading to the Oval Office to get right to work delivering bold action and immediate relief for American families.”

A tweet from the account dated Jan. 14 notified social media users that Biden would officially overtake the account on Wednesday.

“Folks — This will be the account for my official duties as President. At 12:01 PM on January 20th, it will become @POTUS. Until then, I'll be using @JoeBiden. And while you're here, follow @FLOTUSBiden @SenKamalaHarris @SecondGentleman and @Transition46,” the tweet read.

On Wednesday afternoon, Harris also made her first post from the official @VP account.

“Ready to serve,” Harris wrote.

The official White House accounts were first transferred in 2017 when former President Barack Obama left office and Donald Trump was sworn in, CNET reports.

At the time of publication, Biden’s @POTUS account had 1.7 million followers. Harris’ @VP account had 5.8 million.

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