Twitter: President Obama First Follower of @IHateN**gers

Twitter: President Obama First Follower of @IHateN**gers

***UPDATE: Hours after this piece published, the president’s account unfollowed @IHateN**gers.

President Obama’s verified Twitter account is one of only 94 followers of a Twitter account called @Ihaten**gers. On top of that, President Obama was somehow the very first to follow the offensive account.


The account features a black and white profile photo of Al Jolson in blackface and links to IHateN**, which doesn’t appear to be active.

The president’s verified account is followed by almost 40 million people and follows back 655,993 others.

Whatever process the president’s handlers use to choose who Obama will publicly follow is obviously as well managed as the rest of his administration.


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