Politics & Government

‘Yolo, man,’ President Obama and the selfie stick

President Barack Obama grabs a selfie stick for a portrait, dunks an imaginary basketball and sticks his tongue out in a video produced by BuzzFeed, which this week interviewed Obama at the White House.

The site notes Obama was game for the “Things Everybody Does But Doesn't Talk About” video because it includes a pitch for meeting the Feb. 15 deadline to sign up for his signature health care program.

“How did we get Obama to use a selfie stick? Oh, because he wants you to go to https://www.healthcare.gov/,” BuzzFeed wrote.

The Washington Post’s take on the video -- which also includes Obama checking himself out in a mirror while wearing vice president Joe Biden’s famed aviators -- is “Which image of Obama mugging for BuzzFeed’s cameras diminishes the presidency the most, ranked.”

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