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Hillary Clinton on Twitter: First tweet cites 'inspiration'
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered her first tweet Monday afternoon, citing "inspiration" from two Twitter users whose "Texts From Hillary" meme went viral.
At 12:44 p.m., she introduced herself to Twitter with the following post:
The sources of the Chappaqua resident's "inspiration" are Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe, whose "Texts From Hillary" Tumblr account became an Internet sensation last year when the duo added funny captions to photos of the former Secretary of State to make it appear she was texting her opinions to various politicians. Clinton later met the two and helped them create a post for use on their site.
Her Twitter avatar is the photo that "Texts From Hillary" popularized, with Clinton checking her phone.
In her Twitter bio, Clinton describes herself as "Wife, mom, lawyer, women & kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD..."
Within two hours of her first post, she'd collected 70,000 followers, and that number continues to climb.
As of 2 p.m., she was following just four accounts: her husband, former President Bill Clinton; her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, and two family charities: the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation.