By Justin Sink - 04/25/13 11:25 AM EDT
@stephenathome Just got a call from Chelsea. Ready to start Twitter lessons tonight.— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) April 25, 2013
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) April 25, 2013
I taught @billclinton to tweet! This is almost as exciting as the time I taught Cheney "Dance Dance Revolution."
On the show, Clinton said he was initially reluctant because he was not sure "I have room on my schedule to tweet." But, Clinton said, ultimately he saw value in using the social media tool to reach a new audience.
But, Clinton warned, don't expect to see him tweeting celebrities like Justin Bieber and Kanye West.
"I don't think I'll tweet a lot of celebrities," Clinton said. "I mean, I want to talk about about the work of my foundation, the work we do in healthcare and reversing global warming and promoting economic growth."