In recognition of his Cuban visit Sunday, President Barack Obama filmed billed as a comedic skit with Pánfilo, a popular Cuban TV star and comedian.
But not only did the comedy get lost in the translation, one has to ask doesn’t he have better things to do?
The scene involved Pánfilo making a phone call to check the weather for an upcoming baseball game. But he misdialed — instead of getting the weather he reached a direct line into the Oval Office.
Obama, of course, picked up the phone.
What could very well have been high comedy became something almost painful to watch.
But more importantly, it lacked the gravitas that should come from the nation’s chief executive — something Obama’s been called out on before.
“A president should have a little more dignity,” actor David Spade told TMZ in December.
Obama didn’t take the hint as the clip below indicates.
People on social media weren’t necessarily impressed.
@thehill Oh. Well, good to know that at least one line at the house may still be working.
— fecund (@fecundmind) March 20, 2016
Obama participated in a bizarrely unfunny skit with a Cuban comedian, who subtly mocks his own country https://t.co/MkRJ0SczG4
— Blake Hounshell (@blakehounshell) March 20, 2016
@SkyNews what is the real role of a US president?
— Patrick Lemarié (@PatrickLemarie) March 20, 2016
@SkyNews Why report on this. Obama is a full time comic actor
— David Moxon (@david16mal) March 20, 2016
I forgot to laugh
— SEA (@SEAAdams2) March 20, 2016
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