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President Obama Talks Tattoos With Ellen, Proves He’s Not A Regular President, He’s A Cool President

Ellen President Obama interview March 2014

It was announced yesterday that President Obama would be on The Ellen DeGeneres Show via satellite today. Through the power of pre-taping, we can already watch his interview before the episode even airs on TV today. Isn’t the Internet a magical and wondrous place? It’s like predicting the future. Speaking of magical and wondrous things, let’s talk for the millionth time about Ellen’s wizardly ability to get a cool interview out of literally anyone, even the President of the United States, who’s supposed to be all serious and stuff.

Sure he also talked about the March 31st deadline to sign up for Obamacare, which was the whole point of going on the show. But that doesn’t mean he couldn’t talk about fun stuff too. If we know anything from watching Michelle Obama dunk a basketball, we know that watching political figures let loose — not in the Rob Ford smoking crack way, mind you — is always refreshing. And if anyone’s gonna get a political figure to let loose, besides Zach Galifianakis, it’s Ellen DeGeneres.

In case you’d forgotten, President Obama isn’t just a president. He’s also a dad. And as it turns out, his daughters Sasha and Malia are kind of over him. Like, they’ll say hi to him and everything, but then they don’t want to see him for a whole weekend. Just teen stuff. Speaking of teen stuff, Obama has a foolproof technique for stopping his teens from getting tattoos. If they end up getting one — which I can’t really imagine cardigan-wearing Sasha and Malia ever doing, but hey, even cardigan-wearers can be rebels — he and Michelle will get the same exact tat in the same exact place, and then they’ll get an embarrassing family photo taken. I’d say Justin Bieber’s parents should take note, but hahahaha they don’t care.

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  • Olivia Wilson

    “Yeah, my president has a rose tattooed on his lower back. So, what?”