On Friday, Barack Obama did an interview with YouTube creators Destin Sandlin, Ingrid Nilsen and Adande Thorne where he fielded a myriad of questions from a sundry of topics ranging from ISIS to space to gun control to climate change to tampons.
The President of the United States was asked who would win a hypothetical rap battle between Kendrick Lamar and Drake. “You gotta go with Kendrick. I’m just saying,” Obama replied. “I think Drake is an outstanding entertainer, but Kendrick… his lyrics… His last album was outstanding. Best album I heard last year.”
Obama’s response shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise because he named the Compton rapper’s “How Much a Dollar Cost” as his favorite song of 2015. In October, the Grammy nominated rap star paid a visit to the Oval Office as part of the “Pay It Forward” initiative that promoted mentoring youth across the country.
When Obama was asked about Donald Trump, who is the leading GOP candidate right now, the President said “This early in the contest, a lot of times you’ll have people who are seen as frontrunners because they’re noisy and they’re getting a lot of attention. Over time, voters take a careful look, the closer you get to actually deciding a President, everybody gets a little more sober. It’s less entertainment, and it’s a little more ‘this is serious business, this person is going to have the nuclear code.’
Despite leaving the end-of-the-year press conference on December 18 because he “got to get to Star Wars,” he revealed that he had never seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Obama also made the painful admission that his favorite installment of the epic space opera was Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. That’s the wrong answer. Everybody knows that Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back is heads and shoulders superior to the original Star Wars. When asked which Star Wars character he would like to be he said he would be Han Solo because “he’s a little bit of a rebel.”
The Commander-in-Chief was also asked about tampons. In YouTube creator Ingrid Nilsen’s SECOND question to the leader of the free world, she asked Obama why some STATES impose sales taxes on tampons and maxi pads, as opposed to deeming them “non-luxury necessities?” “I have no idea why states would tax these as luxury items,” Obama replied. “I suspect it’s because men were making the laws when these were passed. I confess I was not aware of until you brought up to my attention.”
So there you have it folks, all of your important questions for the President of the United States have been answered. Thanks YouTube.