Michelle Obama Tweets Phone Number of Former White House Staff Member

Michelle Obama Tweets Phone Number of Former White House Staff Member


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Former first lady Michelle Obama in Orlando, Fla., last week.

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Any White House employee would likely appreciate a public shout-out from the former first lady, but this probably wasn’t what Duncan Wolfe had in mind.

Michelle Obama’s Twitter account sent out the videographer’s personal cellphone number to her 7.7 million followers on Friday. The tweet contained no text aside from the phone number, and it was quickly deleted, but not before many had taken notice.

The tweet was an accident, not the result of hacking, according to an official who works for the Obamas.

The voice mailbox on the number was full, as you might expect after a former first lady sent your number to millions of people. But Mr. Wolfe’s name was in the voice mail greeting, and the number matched the one on his personal website.

So who is the lucky/unlucky subject of Ms. Obama’s tweet?

According to a bio at One at Optimus, a video production company, he was an intern at the White House and was called back to work as a “digital content strategist,” documenting President Obama’s final year in office. His videos on the website include an interview with President Obama in the Oval Office and a trip to Africa with Ms. Obama for her “Let Girls Learn” program.

Mr. Wolfe did the videography for a highly shared video of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Hamilton creator, freestyling in the Rose Garden, according to The Chicago Business Journal.

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