Interview Of The Day

The president sits between two ferns:

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I thought it came off about as well as it could have. The denouement is priceless and the vibe very Millennial. Poniewozik’s thoughts on the exchange:

It’s the tone of the comedy as much as the online medium that really targets the young audience Obama is pitching to here. There’s a cringe-humor generation gap; if you’re over a certain age, or simply haven’t watched much of a certain kind of contemporary comedy, you’ll probably watch it thinking that the segment is bombing and Obama is getting legitimately angry. But it’s a good fit for Obama’s sense of humor, which is a little dry and a little cutting–in ways that don’t always play in rooms when there are no ferns present. Remember “You’re likeable enough, Hillary”?