Way to diminish the presidency even more than you already have, Mr. President.
President Obama was asked about his ‘first wife’ in a PR-disaster interview on Thursday after picking three of the most popular YouTube content creators to interview him.
GloZell Green, a popular YouTube fixture known for her extreme acts like eating a ladle full of cinnamon, offered the president three samples of her trademark green lipstick as gifts for his daughters – and for the woman she called Obama’s ‘first wife.’
‘You know something I don’t?’ Obama cracked before Green corrected herself and referred to Michelle Obama as ‘first lady.’
But the PR disaster that was the White House’s 50-minute-long ‘YouTube interview’ was a national joke before it was half-over.
Another YouTube star, 19-year-old Bethany Mota, asked the leader of the free world, ‘If you had any super power, what would it be?’
Obama’s answer: the ability to speak to anyone in their native language. And flying.
The Thursday afternoon event, staged on three miniature video sets erected in the East Room of the White House less than an hour after the president’s return from speaking in Lawrence, Kansas about his State of the Union goals, included some serious issues.
But GLoZell’s green lipstick and Obama’s ‘first wife’ will be what’s remembered.
Read more: Daily Mail