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George HW Bush joins Twitter

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 - 12:27pm IST | Agency: ANI

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Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush has become the latest high-profile political figure to join Twitter.

Bush joined the micro-blogging site on Tuesday, and first tweeted to honor late South African President Nelson Mandela on the day of his funeral.

According to Politico, "Barbara and I wish we could have joined the U.S. delegation honoring President Mandela today. He, and his countrymen, are in our prayers," - George Bush (@GeorgeHWBush) December 10, 2011.

In the first hour and half since that tweet, Bush had already amassed thousands of followers.

Here is his first tweet,

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