President Obama participated in a “virtual field trip” in Washington D.C. today, allowing himself to be interviewed by Osman Yahya, a middle school student.
During the event, hosted by Discovery Ed, Yahya brought up a viewer submitted question about how the president gets rid of writer’s block.
Obama began by explaining to the audience what writer’s block was, suggesting that the best way to beat it was to start writing things down. As Obama went on, Yahya’s attention waned as he shifted in his seat.
Obama’s answer went on as he talked about experiencing writer’s block when he wrote some of his speeches. He rambled for more than three minutes before Yahya politely intervened.
“Yeah,” he said, “I think you’ve sort of covered everything about that question,” he said as the audience laughed.
Obama grinned and replied, “Osman thinks I’ve been talking too long.”
“No, I think you just…” Yahya hesitated.
“No. Let’s move it along, I got you,” Obama agreed.