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31 March 2011

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.

By Duncan Robinson

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.

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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?’