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01-23-2015, 12:11 PM
YouTube stars interview Obama and things get weird
Not the Onion.

(CNN)In his continuing effort to connect to a younger audience (like the time he went on 'Between Two Ferns'), President Barack Obama sat down with, and took questions, from three YouTube stars: GloZell Green (3 million followers), Bethany Mota (8 million followers) and half of the vlogbrothers (2.4 million followers).

There were some hard-hitting questions about drones, college education and racial profiling. But he gets those all the time.

Let's focus on the weird.

-- Like when GloZell Green asked Obama about the administration's policy on Cuba, saying that Fidel Castro "puts the d*** in dictatorship."

-- Or when Green offered Obama green lipsticks as gifts to the ladies of the house including, as she put it, one for "your first wife."

"My first wife?" Obama said. "Do you know something I don't know?"

-- Or Obama's interesting answer when Bethany Mota asked what super power he would choose.

He said he'd like to fly. And then offered his self-proclaimed 'nerdy answer': to be able to speak any foreign language.

"I would love, like, anybody I met anywhere in the world I'd be able to just talk," Obama said.

-- And of course, there was a group selfie, because no social media stunt would be complete without one.




The folks chosen to interview the POTUS.

YouTube Star Who Drinks Cereal From a Bathtub to Interview President Obama


In this clip, 19-year-old Bethany Mota gives crafty tips for throwing a last-minute, DIY party.


Here's Hank Green explaining the ins and outs of apologizing correctly.



01-23-2015, 12:27 PM
Hey, like going on "Between Two Ferns," he gets how using YouTube and social media works as far as opening up to a wide audience. And those YouTube stars in particular are pretty well known.

01-23-2015, 12:32 PM
I'd like to see Julie Borowski interview him. That would be interesting!

01-23-2015, 01:30 PM
I'd like to see Julie Borowski interview him. That would be interesting!


01-23-2015, 01:58 PM
I'd like to see Julie Borowski interview him. That would be interesting!

LOL. I love that girl. Her goofiness, insight and wittiness keep me coming back.