President Barack Obama finally has entered the Twittersphere on his own terms.
The president joined Twitter under the name @POTUS on Monday and chose a select group of 65 people to follow. Among those he follows are Chicago’s major sports teams, with the exception of one – the Cubs.
Hello, Twitter! It's Barack. Really! Six years in, they're finally giving me my own account.
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015
The only sports teams Obama follows are the Blackhawks, White Sox, Bears and Bulls. He left out the Cubs, along with all other major sports teams in the country.
Whether the exclusion of the North Side baseball team is related to Obama’s South Side allegiance or whether it has something to do with Joe Ricketts contributing thousands to an anti-Obama documentary in 2012 is up for debate.
The Chicago Cubs responded with a tweet of their own, claiming the president missed a team.
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 18, 2015
Obama also follows several major political figures and government organizations as well as a few universities, including Columbia University, Harvard University and Occidental College, his alma maters. The University of Chicago – one of the potential sites for the new presidential library – did not make the cut.