— Bill Clinton (@billclinton) August 4, 2017
Former President Bill Clinton wished fellow president Barack Obama a happy birthday on Twitter Friday afternoon.
It’s President Obama’s 56th birthday, and the former president has been fielding heartfelt warm wishes throughout the day.
Clinton adds a curious point in his note, a pointed reference to balloons: “Hope you get some balloons,” 42 wrote to 44. “I love a good balloon.”
Unless Clinton and Obama have some sort of inside joke about inflatables, it seems the tweet is a reference to the viral video of Clinton, at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, having an absolute blast with a large quantity of balloons:
Hillary Clinton also reveled in the woefully short-lived fun, with her running-mate and all-American dad Tim Kaine also partaking in the shenanigans.
While some commentators have questioned the news-worthiness of the Clinton balloon-tweet (see below) any excuse to revisit the former president frolicking in a land of red, white and blue inflatables is worth embracing.
This is an entire article dedicated to one guy saying he hopes another guy gets a balloon. https://t.co/xmE4hortd2
— Ben (@BenHowe) August 4, 2017
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