TheBlaze’s Jon Seidl contributed to this report.
President Barack Obama, though he has already officially been sworn in to his second term, will take part in public inaugural festivities today at the Capitol. This morning, before the procession unfolds, Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and the First Family attended St. John’s Church. But just before they left the house of worship, it seems the president sent a personal message from his Twitter account pertaining to the commencement of his second term.
While it’s unclear whether he sent the social media note from the pews or as he was preparing to exit the church, Obama made his excitement about second-term prospects known, writing, “I’m honored and grateful that we have a chance to finish what we started. Our work begins today. Let’s go.” He signed the tweet “-bo,” the initials he uses to let the public know when he is actually the individual sending messages from the account.
Obama’s message was sent at 9:25 a.m., but the official pool report says that the church service didn’t end until 9:32 a.m. The First Family exited the house of worship around 9:37 a.m. and within two minutes the motorcade was headed back to the White House.
So many are probably wondering: Was the president tweeting about his future political aspirations during the service?
Maybe. But it’s probably more likely church was over or winding down and he found a small window though which to directly connect with the American people.
In fact, it may have been that Obama was inspired by the sermon and he wanted to share his jubilation with his followers.
“What do you do, when you’re the most important person in the room? You are the decision maker,” Pastor Andy Stanley of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA, said during the message.
He then told a story of Jesus becoming a “servant” and washing his disciples’ feet. He focused on what people in power do with their authority.
“You leverage that power for the benefit of other people in the room,” he said, and then added, “Mr. President, you have an awfully big room.” He ended by praying that the president would “continue to leverage this influence for the sake of our nation and the sake of the world.”
So is it a coincidence that Obama’s tweet mentioned being “honored”?
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