Caitlyn Jenner Obliterates President Obama's Twitter Record

Caitlyn Jenner Obliterates President Obama's Twitter Record

The commander-in-chief tweets support for the trans star.

Published June 2, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner made her debut on Monday morning, and within about a nanosecond she was all the Internet could talk about. Even President Barack Obama couldn't help but join the discussion. The commander-in-chief tweeted a message of support to his nearly 60 million followers, saying, "It takes courage to share your story," with a link to Jenner's Vanity Fair cover.

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In fact, the president was a good sport despite the news that Caitlyn smashed his record for best time to one million followers (Obama did it in five hours, Caitlyn only need four) — she is a former decathlete, after all.

Caitlyn posted her first tweet this morning, soon after the Vanity Fair cover dropped. "I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me," she wrote. As the most visible transgender person on the planet right now, her words and journey are touching millions.

See what actress and transgender activist Laverne Cox has to say about Caitlyn's journey in our interview with the Orange Is the New Black star, below:

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(Photo: Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair Magazine, July 2015)

Written by Evelyn Diaz

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