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POTUS On Twitter? Spox Says, "We Let Him Just Run Free"

BY Nataliya Nedzhvetskaya | Wednesday, August 1 2012

President Barack Obama at a Twitter event at the White House in 2011. Photo: Becky Kazansky / techPresident

From a press gaggle earlier today with White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Obama campaign traveling communications adviser Jennifer Psaki, per the White House:

MS. PSAKI: He did tweet back and forth with Phelps, though, you may have seen.

Q (Inaudible.)

MS. PSAKI: Well, you saw him tweet. Michael Phelps tweeted back -- so some breaking news for all of you.

MR. CARNEY: There you go.

Q He personally tweeted or his account?

MS. PSAKI: Yes, yes. He personally tweeted about Michael Phelps' historic achievement.

Q So when he decides to tweet something like that, does he run it by someone first? Or does he just literally call up Twitter and type it in?

MS. PSAKI: Well, you'd be surprised to learn that we trust the President's judgment and his communications skills. And what he would like to tweet on Twitter, we let him just run free with that.

MR. CARNEY: True story. Thanks, guys.