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Before he became the president of the United States, he was a father to a pair of daughters, who are now teenagers.
So when President Obama spoke to students at Benjamin Banneker Academic High School in Washington D.C., he acknowledged he had kept the crowd waiting in a way that told them, he understood.
“Good thing you all had your phones with you,” he said.
And then he started impersonating his kids texting on their cell phones.
Obama didn’t mention whether he was specifically channeling Sasha, 15, or Malia, 18, but we’re pretty sure his impersonation was dead on.
For good measure, he then demonstrated his selfie-taking skills.
The president also spoke wistfully about how, back in his day, people didn’t have texts. That meant they had to gather courage to actually face their crushes instead of texting them.
"We had to send little notes. And then we used to actually have to go up to somebody if we liked them and talk to them. So that may happen to you someday," he told the crowd.
Oh, POTUS, so old school.