Doug Emhoff will use a ‘Second Gentleman’ Twitter account: amazing?!


Because Donald Trump and his family are all white supremacist, violent terrorists and melodramatic jackasses, we haven’t spent enough time really enjoying the incoming administration. It’s been sort of amazing over the past seven months to see the LACK of just fluffy PR pieces around Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff in particular. I mean, the first woman to win national office. A Black and Indian woman will be Vice President of the United States, and we’re getting our first-ever “Second Gentleman” with Doug. Doug is a lawyer, he’s Jewish and he’s perfectly content to be the “plus-one” to a powerful cool lady. I’m just excited to see all of it!

Throughout the transition, the Bidens and the Harris-Emhoffs have been on social media, even when their social media presences have been eclipsed by Nazis. Joe Biden has tweeted (or his staff has tweeted) through both @JoeBiden and @Transition46. But there’s a change in Twitter accounts and here we go:

This is basically the workaround because Twitter and the current White House has apparently rejected the idea of simply retaining the current @POTUS followers. On January 20th, the people following @PresElectBiden will simply be moved over to @POTUS. But that’s not even the best part. The best part is that we now have handles for Dr. Jill and “Second Gentleman” Doug. I AM SO EXCITED! I love that he’s using @SecondGentleman. Completely badass.

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  1. steph says:

    What is Dr. Biden’s new handle? I think Emhoff has been so sweet and supportive throughout it all.

  2. Alissa says:

    it’s going to be so nice to have couples that actually like and love each other in office again.

  3. Rapunzel says:

    Kamala is not getting a VP account? Weird

    • Sofia says:

      She’s probably happy to keep using her current account. Maybe Twitter will give the VP handle to her straight because Pence won’t throw a fit about it idk

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Her Senator aqccount may transition to the VP account.

      • Becks1 says:

        This is my impression – that her account will transition to VP, Biden’s transitions to POTUS, and Dr. Jill’s transitions to FLOTUS.

    • LightPurple says:

      The National Archives have to archive Pence’s account and they make keep it active for a short time while they do so, transitioning her to the VP handle later or they may just continue with her current handle as it is already a government account but they’ll just add the “may be archived” disclaimer to it.

    • Anna says:

      Yeah, that stood out to me, too. At least to mention it? Plus, I want to see VP with her name!

  4. LightPurple says:

    So many exciting “firsts” that are long overdue. The first female Vice President. The first Asian-American to hold one of the two highest offices. The first person of color to hold the vice presidency. The first Second Gentleman. The first Jewish person as a spouse to a VP or President. Biden himself is only the second non-Protestant to hold the Presidency, being the second Catholic elected President. He was also the first Catholic Vice President. Long since time the highest positions in our country were more reflective of the population. We still have some “first” to go in so many positions in this country but may we continue to shatter those ceilings.

    • I’m in for all 4 of them. What a difference a day will make.

    • nicegirl says:

      I’m so here for it, LP!!! Yay!

    • lucy2 says:

      I keep thinking how different it will be for young girls now, to grow up in the era where a woman in a position of power like that is normal for them.
      I’m in my 40s, and my mom and I are going to watch her be sworn in together, and we both plan on crying. I could cry just thinking about it! (My mom is in my bubble, thankfully)

    • Ann says:

      Yes, it’s kind of wild to think we haven’t had another Catholic POTUS since JFK more than half a century ago. I am also happy, as others said, to see blended families on the ticket. Kamala has a great relationship with Doug’s two children and she and his ex also get along well apparently. Also half-siblings……Hunter is re-married with a baby boy, in addition to his older daughters. His second wife is Jewish, as is Ashley Biden’s husband and Beau’s wife, actually. I am liking all of it.

  5. Mignionette says:

    Ha ha – I love it

    Here’s to the new First Lady and Second Gentleman !

  6. Mignionette says:

    “Because Donald Trump and his family are all white supremacist, violent terrorists and melodramatic jackasses”

    *Whitney Houston standing up and clapping giff*


  7. Big Little Sighs says:

    The way Kamala looks at him with stars in her eyes! I love these two. ::heart emojis::

    • a reader says:

      It makes me choke up every time.

      I would love to find my Doug someday. The fact that they hooked up as mature adults gives me hope.

      • lucy2 says:

        I really like that about them too. It’s great to fall in love young and be together a long time and all, but it’s also really great to be older, know yourself, and have built a life on your own too.
        I think it’s also nice to see a step-parent in this position, I don’t know that we’ve ever had that? I might be wrong.

      • Anna says:

        Same @a reader and @lucy2 agree about the first step-parent! So many firsts!

      • HeatherC says:

        @ lucy2
        Kamala is definitely the first step mother as vice president but not the first step parent.

        George Washington was a step father to his wife’s children from a previous marriage.

        Nelson Rockefeller (vice president to Gerald Ford)’s second wife had children from a previous marriage (though it’s been said her youngest with her first husband was actually Rockefellers!)

      • bananapanda says:

        Mayor Pete’s husband Chasten has a podcast and invited Doug on it. It’s lovely and hilarious – they talk about hitting the campaign trail alone (when they thought they’d be introducing only), not knowing what to do or say most of the time, and picking it up along the way. Kamala and Pete swing by near the end and it clear they’re all good people who bonded during primary season.

        Doug is basically a goofy easy going California lawyer who had an amicable divorce and knew a good thing when he saw it.

      • Ann says:

        Nancy Reagan was stepmother to Ronald’s first two children with his first wife Jane Wyman – Maureen and Michael Reagan. I don’t think it was a warm and fuzzy relationship.

  8. Mina_Esq says:

    It takes a secure man to marry a badass woman and then support her as she becomes the second most powerful person in America! I admire Senator Warren’s husband for the same reason.

  9. Sofia says:

    Ahhhhhhhhhh it’s really happening. This time next week, the USA will have a completely different President and VP!!!!!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Okay I love them, obviously, but come on. Second Gentleman makes no logical sense — who’s the First? Second to Dr. Biden, who’s female? Jackie Kennedy supposedly said First Lady sounded like a racehorse name, and it sure does. It was a load of cheese (and misogynistic) to start with in a country that was supposedly doing away with titles, and the gender switch isn’t helping. Can’t he just be Mr. Emhoff?

    • fluffy_bunny says:

      The VP’s wife is usually considered the Second Lady which is why he’s the Second Gentleman. On the tv show Madame Secretary the lead the last season was the first woman President and her husband was referred to as the First Gentleman in the show.

    • Sa says:

      “Second Gentleman makes no logical sense — who’s the First?”

      Thank you! I commented a while back that you need a first in order for there to be a second and everyone basically told me I was wrong. I still maintain that “second gentleman” is technically wrong, but I’ve accepted it in the same way we all accepted 2000 as a new century (in that it may be technically wrong, but it has a ring to it and we’ve collectively decided it’s the nomenclature we’re going to use).

      • Jaded says:

        The First Gentleman nomenclature would be applied to the husband of a female POTUS.

      • sa says:

        @Jaded, I get that, but if there is no husband of the President, then the Vice President’s husband is technically the first gentleman. He’d be part of the “second family” but the first gentleman. It’s like awards, there can’t be a second place without a first place, similarly there technically isn’t a second gentleman without a first gentleman. Second only exists in relation to first, so there has to be a first ahead of or above second.

        Again, I get that second gentleman is what’s been settled on, but it defies the rules of counting to suggest that it’s correct.

    • Tiffany says:

      “Okay I love them, obviously, but come on. Second Gentleman makes no logical sense — who’s the First?”

      Bill Clinton ;)

      Or at least it was suppose to be in 2016.

      • fluffy_bunny says:

        They probably wouldn’t have referred to Bill as the First Gentleman. They would have referred to him as former POTUS. They refer to Hilary as former Secretary so I think they go with your highest title.

  11. Lissdogmom02 says:

    I love this! I’m excited for a normal president. I’m beyond excited about Kamala. I think second gentleman is awesome, not problematic as someone post before this just decided. I’m very happy to have this change & many more we worked so hard for. I’ll breathe a sigh of relief after the inauguration. It’s not going to be an easy road but they can do it.

  12. LightPurple says:

    Also extremely important: the White House will have PETS again! Welcome, Champ, Major, and a First Kitty to be named later. Major will be having an Indoguration this weekend. Champ just wants to sleep.

    • Guest with Cat says:

      Yayyyyy! Our family can’t wait for the First Pets! The Bidens sent out an e-card for the holidays that had the dogs featured in video that’s pretty popular now.

      Lol of course we are happy to have the new people, too!

      I am actually glad Trump doesn’t have pets. I’d feel bad for any dog or cat who has to put up with him.

    • lucy2 says:

      I am SOOOO excited for the First Pets! And I love dogs, but I’m a cat person at heart, so I love that they’re adopting a rescue cat as well.
      I feel like Major is going to get into a lot of fun trouble and bring a lot of joy to everyone working there.

  13. Becks1 says:

    I love Doug and Kamala – and Joe and Jill. They just seem to genuinely like each other’s company – and after the past four years, that’s just such a nice thing to see. It just gives me the warm fuzzies.

  14. MattyLove says:

    No @ SGOTUS? Missed opportunity.

  15. nicegirl says:

    I’m like Pharrell level HAPPY rn. Thank you!

  16. nicegirl says:

    They’re so, ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us’, these fabulous lovers.

  17. aquarius64 says:

    Took the day off to see the beginning of a new administration. Joe and Kamala have A LOT of foreign and domestic mess to clean up thanks to Trump’s Reign of Terror.

  18. Louisa says:

    I love them so much!! I cried the day trump was sworn in and I know I’m going to cry again on Wednesday but for a very different reason. Can’t wait!

  19. Cidee says:

    Our @SecondGentleman is confident, supportive, CLEARLY in love with his wife and incredibly secure with his role as second fiddle. In other words, he is WILDLY attractive. Hubba!!!

  20. I love it! So here for this!