And the former president’s claim predictably sent social media into overdrive.
Obama, whose Secret Service code name is “Renegade,” said he’d enjoyed the latter challenge on “my Finsta” before extolling the virtues of voting in November and suggesting how to do it safely, early and securely amid the ongoing public health crisis.
Check out the video here:
“Now, there are a lot of people out there trying to confuse and mislead you about this election. They’re trying to make you cynical,” Obama said in an apparent dig at President Donald Trump, who in recent weeks has repeatedly sought to sow doubt about the result of the 2020 election.
“They are trying to get you to believe your vote doesn’t matter,” Obama added. “Do not let them do that. Our democracy is a precious thing and it’s up to all of us to protect it.”
Now, it’s unclear whether Obama does actually have a fake account on the Facebook-owned platform.
But Twitter users sure had fun talking about the possibility:
Today I learned Obama got a finsta and I want to find it 😂😂😂
— Jasmine Todd 💜💛 (@MsGoogleme) September 17, 2020
Now that I know Obama has a finsta I won’t know peace
— Aliya (@aliya_daniels) September 16, 2020
Operation Find Obama’s Finsta commences now
— CGB (@cydthewonderkyd) September 16, 2020
i wanna know what barack obama posts on his finsta
— anna myhre (@anna_myhre) September 16, 2020