Pres. Barack Obama on Ellen Breaking His Twitter Record

Pres. Barack Obama on Ellen Breaking His Twitter Record


– WE’RE BACK WITH THE 44TH
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, BARACK OBAMA, WHO’S JOINING US
FROM THE ELLEN BLUE ROOM AT THE WHITE HOUSE. [cheers and applause] MR. PRESIDENT, IT HAS BEEN
AWHILE SINCE WE’VE SPOKEN. YOU LOOK GREAT.
HOW ARE YOU? – I AM DOING GREAT.
YOU LOOK WONDERFUL ALSO. – WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR SAYING THAT. YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO JUST BECAUSE
I SAID YOU LOOK GOOD, BUT THAT WAS NICE OF YOU. – IT IS TRUE. – I DON’T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THIS, BUT I WAS AIMING TO BREAK
YOUR RECORD OF RETWEETS, AND I APOLOGIZE FOR DOING IT, BUT I BROKE YOUR RETWEET RECORD. [cheers and applause] – I HEARD ABOUT THAT. I THOUGHT IT WAS A PRETTY CHEAP
STUNT MYSELF, GETTING A BUNCH OF CELEBRITIES
IN THE BACKGROUND. – THAT’S THE ONLY THING– – YOU FEEDING THEM PIZZA.
– YEAH. SO THE FIRST LADY’S IN CHINA. HOW IS SHE DOING? – YOU KNOW,
SHE HASN’T LANDED YET, BUT THE HOUSE IS ABANDONED. I’M STUCK WITH TWO DOGS, AND… I’M EXPECTED TO WALK THEM AND DO WHAT YOU DO
WHEN YOU WALK DOGS. BUT I THINK THEY’RE GONNA
HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME, THOUGH. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN TO CHINA
BEFORE, AND THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THEM
TO TALK TO YOUNG PEOPLE– THEY’VE ACTUALLY MET
WITH STUDENTS HERE IN THE UNITED STATES
WHO’VE MADE THESE TRIPS BEFORE AND HELPED BRIEF THEM IN TERMS
OF WHAT THEY SHOULD SEE, AND IT’S GONNA BE
A WONDERFUL EXCHANGE, AND HOPEFULLY BECAUSE
OF THIS TRIP, THEY MAY BE ABLE TO INVITE
SOME CHINESE STUDENTS BACK TO THE UNITED STATES
AS WELL. – THAT’S AMAZING. YOUR DAUGHTERS–
HOW ARE THEY DOING? I MEAN, THEY’RE GROWING UP
SO FAST, EVERY TIME I SEE A PICTURE
OF THEM, AND FIRST OF ALL ANSWER
THAT QUESTION, PLEASE, AND THEN I HAVE A COMMENT
ABOUT THE TATTOO THING THAT YOU TOLD THEM. – WELL, THEY ARE DOING
WONDERFULLY. YOU KNOW, MALIA,
SHE TURNS 16 THIS SUMMER, WHICH IS A LITTLE SCARY. – WOW.
– AND SASHA’S GONNA BE 13. AND THEY’RE DOING GREAT
IN SCHOOL, AND THEY’RE SMART,
AND THEY’RE FUNNY, AND THEY’RE KIND, AND, YOU KNOW,
THEY’RE ATHLETIC, AND SO I REALLY HAVE
NO COMPLAINTS, EXCEPT FOR THE FACT
THAT INCREASINGLY THEY DON’T HAVE THAT MUCH TIME
FOR ME. YOU KNOW, I AM JUST– I AM NOT THAT INTERESTING. THEY’RE NICE ABOUT IT, THOUGH,
BECAUSE THEY STILL LOVE ME, SO THEY’LL COME IN AND THEY’LL
PAT ME ON THE HEAD AND KISS ME, AND THEY’LL SAY, “OH, DADDY,
WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH,” AND THEY’LL TALK TO ME
FOR ABOUT FIVE MINUTES, AND THEN THEY’LL SAY, “WE’RE
GONNA BE GONE ALL WEEKEND.” – THEY’RE VERY BUSY. – SO THAT’S MAKING ME
A LITTLE SAD. – WELL, AND I BET. LET ME MENTION THIS. I DON’T KNOW IF EVERYONE
HEARD THIS, BUT YOU MADE THE MOST AMAZING
COMMENT ABOUT IF THEY WOULD EVER GET
A TATTOO, AND I THINK EVERYONE
SHOULD STICK TO THIS RULE. IF YOUR DAUGHTERS GOT TATTOOS, THAT YOU AND MICHELLE WOULD
ALSO GET THE SAME TATTOO IN THE SAME PLACE AND YOU’D
ALL TAKE A FAMILY PHOTO OF ALL THE TATTOOS. – THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. [cheers and applause] WE WILL REDUCE THE COOL FACTOR
OF ANY TATTOO. MICHELLE AND I WILL BE
RIGHT THERE, AND WE’LL POST IT SO THAT EVERYBODY WILL BE ABLE
TO SEE IT, AND WE’LL SAY, “WE ALL GOT
MATCHING TATTOOS.” AND I SUSPECT THAT WILL BE
A PRETTY GOOD DETERRENT FOR BOTH MALIA AND SASHA. – I HATE TO SAY, BUT I HOPE
THEY GET TATTOOS. I REALLY DO. – ELLEN, YOU SHOULD BE
A PART OF THIS. YOU SHOULD PLEDGE TO ALSO
GET A TATTOO WITH US. – YEAH, WELL, YOU KNOW WHAT? IF THAT HAPPENS, I WILL, BUT OTHER THAN THAT,
I’M NOT INTO TATTOOS. I’M NOT GONNA DO THAT. LET’S ALSO TALK ABOUT–
YOU WENT SHOPPING. I DON’T KNOW HOW
YOU CAN DO THIS, BUT YOU WENT TO A MALL AND YOU
SHOPPED AT A GAP RECENTLY, BECAUSE YOU WERE PHOTOGRAPHED
SO I KNOW IT’S TRUE. – IT HAPPENED.
– IT HAPPENED. YOU WENT TO THE GAP,
AND YOU WENT SHOPPING. HOW DO YOU HAVE TIME– – WELL, HERE–
HERE’S THE THING. WE WERE ON A TRIP TO NEW YORK, AND THE GAP ANNOUNCED THAT
THEY WERE GONNA MAKE SURE THAT ALL THEIR EMPLOYEES
AT LEAST GOT PAID $10 AN HOUR, SO THEY’RE INCREASING
THEIR WAGES FOR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF
EMPLOYEES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, AND SINCE WE’VE BEEN SAYING
THAT AMERICA DESERVES A RAISE, AND WE SHOULD PROVIDE A MINIMUM
WAGE OF AT LEAST $10.10 AN HOUR, I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO GO
FREQUENT A STORE THAT’S DOING RIGHT
BY THEIR EMPLOYEES. – GOOD FOR YOU. – I THOUGHT THAT WAS
REALLY IMPORTANT. [cheers and applause] – GOOD FOR YOU.
THAT’S FANTASTIC. THEY SOLD A LOT OF THOSE
SWEATERS THAT YOU BOUGHT. I UNDERSTAND THOSE SWEATERS
THAT YOU BOUGHT SOLD OUT, BECAUSE EVERYBODY WANTED
TO WEAR THE SAME SWEATERS THAT YOUR DAUGHTERS ARE WEARING. – WELL, I THOUGHT THEY WERE
PRETTY NICE SWEATERS, AND MALIA AND SASHA,
THEY DID NOT SCOWL WHEN I BROUGHT THEM IN,
WHICH WAS A GOOD SIGN. I MEAN, THEY DIDN’T IMMEDIATELY
SAY, “EWW, THAT’S TERRIBLE.” – WELL, YOU HAVE A FAMILY
OF GOOD TASTE. – I HAVE NOT YET SEEN THEM
WEAR THEM, BUT I’M HOPING
THAT I MAKE THE CUT. – WELL, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM
WEAR THEM ALSO.

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