President Obama: “Hey, man, can I borrow your computer”

The US president slaps down an interviewer who asks him if he has his own computer.

Have you ever wondered if President Obama owned his own computer? I certainly have – and now I know for certain, thanks to this illuminating conversation between Jorge Ramos and Obama, broadcast last night on Univision, the Spanish-language US network.

Interviewer: Do you have an iPad?

Obama: I do have an iPad.

Interviewer: Your own computer?

Obama: I've got my own computer. [Pauses, looking appalled] What? Jorge, I'm the president of the United States, you think I've got to borrow someone's computer? 'Hey, man, can I borrow your computer?'


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Word of the week: Michellania

Each week The Staggers will pick a new word to describe our uncharted political and socioeconomic territory. 

After brash Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump paraded his family at the national convention, the word of the week is:

Michellania (n)

A speech made of words and phrases gathered from different sources, such as Michelle Obama speeches and Rick Astley lyrics.


"I listened hard, but all I heard was michellania."

"Can you really tell the difference between all this michellania?"

"This michellania - you couldn't make it up."

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