Republicans on Monday sought to take full advantage of leaked tidbits from a new book that purportedly reveals the behind-the-scenes of the White House.

In Jodi Kantor's new book The Obamas, which will be released Tuesday, the author reports that some White House staffers combined the words "Barack" and "awkward" to describe times when then-Sen. Obama "couldn't connect with people," creating the term "Barackward."

The Republican National Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee jointly promoted the new account on Twitter:

"RT @barackward: A twitter account for all those awkward Obama moments. #Barackward"

The new Twitter account had only tweeted twice so far on Monday and had 214 followers.