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You Go Girl: Obama Applauds Jenner Bypassing Twitter Record

White House Applauds Caitlyn Jenner's 'Tremendous Courage' 1:10

Caitlyn Jenner may have broken the Twitter record previously held by President Barack Obama by reaching 1 million followers in 4 hours and 3 minutes — her feed currently has more than 2 million followers — but the Tweeter- in-Chief isn't holding a grudge.

In fact, he applauded her public transition to life as a woman.

The former Bruce Jenner went public with her new name — Caitlyn — and a cover shoot for Vanity Fair on Monday.

"If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, 'You just blew your entire life,'" she said in an interview excerpt released by the magazine on Monday.

Jenner, 65, also debuted verified accounts on Twitter and Facebook. The Twitter account reached 1 million followers in 4 hours and 3 minutes, Twitter said — surpassing even President Barack Obama, who needed almost five hours to reach that milestone.

ESPN announced within hours that Jenner, the 1976 Olympic men's decathlon gold medalist, will be presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY awards in July. The award is given to "to individuals whose contributions transcend sports," ESPN said.

Wheaties also released a statement on Jenner's transition.

"Bruce Jenner has been a respected member of Team Wheaties, and Caitlyn Jenner will continue to be," Mike Siemienas, manager, brand media relations for General Mills told MSNBC in a statement.

"We always appreciate hearing from our consumers, but of course we do not discuss our future marketing plans."