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Here's why Obama's the coolest president EVER!

February 13, 2015 13:15 IST
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United States President Barack Obama has posted a Buzzfeed video with the help of a selfie stick to promote his signature healthcare policy.

The first African American President's video called 'Things Everyone Does but Doesn't Talk About' shows the President posing in front of a mirror with sunglasses on, practicing his speeches and shooting hoops in the office.

The video was produced by Buzzfeed and released on Thursday, a day after an interview by the news organization with the president.

In the video, the 53-year-old president pretends to fail to dunk a cookie in a tall glass of milk. The cookie is too big. “Thanks, Obama,” the president says, joining his fans online who use the phrase to mock his opponents who use the phrase to mock the president.

The conceit

of the video is that Obama, waiting for an interviewer to arrive, is practicing delivering his pitch about signing up for healthcare in a mirror. He is kept waiting. 

Boredom gives way to goofy behaviour. He sticks his tongue out to check it. He poses in Joe Biden’s shades. He gets out the selfie stick. And he shoots those invisible hoops.

Andrew Ilnyckyj, a comedian has also been featured in the 2-minute video at one point interrupting the President, to which President says that can't he live like any other man.

A BuzzFeed source says “the president was a good sport, and came to play.”

Within an hour of posting on Facebook, the video had more than 10 million likes.

Video grabs courtesy Buzzfeed

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