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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