The first Second Gentleman in U.S. history has Logged On. Well, kinda.
Doug will become America’s first Second Gentleman — a title so groundbreaking that it called for the creation of a brand new government Twitter handle: @SecondGentleman.
On Thursday, @TwitterGov published a blog post titled “What to expect on Twitter on US Inauguration Day 2021” that explains the archival and transition process of government Twitter accounts such as @WhiteHouse, @POTUS, @VP, @FLOTUS, and @PressSec. When Joe Biden is inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021, those accounts will transition to members of the Biden/Harris team. But Twitter also shared that a new @SecondGentleman account was created for Emhoff to use for official business.
Emhoff currently has a personal Twitter account with more than 771,000 followers, and though his @SecondGentleman handle is now live he has yet to tweet from the account. We assume that first tweet will come on inauguration day, and will probably be another Proud Husband declaration.
At the time of writing this article the government account isn’t following anyone and has nearly 325,000 followers. The bio reads “Future Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff. Devoted dad. Proud husband to Vice President-elect Harris,” and links to Biden and Harris’s informational site, buildbackbetter.gov.
We look forward to seeing how Emhoff’s Twitter personality translates to the @SecondGentleman account. Here’s hoping for more future Doug and Jill Twitter exchanges.