Barack Obama knows the deal.
He knows that Sasha and Malia — probably the two most popular teens in America — are crushing it socially. And because they’re crushing it socially, they’re sure to have plenty of romantic suitors.
You know what that means? Lots of texts that begin with “girlllllllll.”
Actually, Barry O’s impersonation is way better. Check out POTUS talking to a whole bunch of high school students and letting them know he’s in on how they text.
Yup, that sounds about right.
President Obama had the real-talk moment with the students at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington, DC, which he visited on Wednesday while highlighting the country’s graduation rate rising to an all-time high.
He was late to the stage, though, which prompted this comment:
I know you may have been waiting here awhile. Good thing you all had your phones with you. As the father of two teenage daughters, I know the whole time you were just like, “And then he said… girl, I couldn’t believe it.”
Obama totally gets it. But, of course, POTUS’s coolness only stretches so far. He’s 55, mind you, so it wasn’t long ’til he had a “back in my day” comment with a bit of low-key shade thrown at the teenagers.
Here was his old geezer moment:
Getting the nerve to text that cute girl or boy in your English class — I don’t remember that. We did not have texts. We had to send little notes. And then we used to have to actually go up to somebody if we liked them and talk to them. So, that may happen to you someday.
Get out of here, grandpa!
(Actually, please find a way to stay, and don’t leave us with either one of those crazy people. I’m not kidding. This is a very serious cry for help xoxo, bye.)
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