West Wing Week: 05/22/2015 or, “@POTUS”

This week was National Police Week, and the President honored fallen officers at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service; celebrated the reform efforts of police officers in Camden, New Jersey; signed the National Blue Alert Act to help protect police officers; and congratulated the graduates at the 134th Commencement of the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. POTUS also sent his first tweet. That's May 15 to May 21 or, "@POTUS!"


  • The President joined law enforcement officials and their families at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service to honor 131 peace officers who died in the line of duty.
  • Later, the President sat down for an interview in the historic Map Room with journalist Nadia Bilbassy of Al Arabiya, a news network in the Middle East.


  • On Monday morning, @POTUS sent out his first tweet! Over the course of the day, he broke the record for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Twitter.
  • Later, he met with law enforcement officials who are using creative community-building tactics to fight crime in Camden, New Jersey.


  • The President signed the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act, named after two police officers who were killed in the line of duty in New York.
  • Later, he welcomed journalist Jeffrey Goldberg from The Atlantic to the Oval Office for an interview about foreign policy.



  • The President held a bilateral meeting with the President of Tunisia, following their historic 2014 democratic elections.
  • Later, the President gathered his Cabinet for a meeting in the Cabinet Room.