facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

President George H.W. Bush joins Twitter

Dec. 11, 2013 at 8:07 AM   |   Comments

| License Photo
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush's first official tweet offered prayers for the family of former South African leader Nelson Mandela.

"Barbara and I wish we could have joined the U.S. delegation honoring President Mandela today. He, and his countrymen, are in our prayers," Bush, 89, wrote Tuesday.

Bush uses a wheelchair to get around now and was unable to attend the memorial for Mandela in South Africa Tuesday, ABC News reported.

Erin Lindsay, the White House deputy director of online engagement, welcomed Bush to the social media website.

"Welcome to Twitter, President @GeorgeHWBush! Can we look forward to a (Sock) Photo of the Day," she wrote.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence Poland's Komorowski wants U.N to block Russian influence
2
Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom Scotland says 'No Thanks,' will remain part of the United Kingdom
3
Phoenix airport reopens after lockdown
4
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's divorce will finally be finalized
5
Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida Eight people killed in mass shooting in Northern Florida
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback