President Obama sat for a round of interviews with very popular YouTubers Thursday in an effort to reach millennials who get their news and information via YouTube and other social media outlets.
In his sit-down with Bethany Mota the subject turned to the president's personal life and how he likes to spend his free time. President Obama confirmed what many have assumed: Whenever he has a moment to himself, he flips on ESPN:
BETHANY MOTA: So, my audience have a lot of fun questions for you so we're going to do a quick lightning round.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Okay, lightning round, that means really quick.
MOTA: So, I know you have a lot to do, obviously.
OBAMA: Yes, I do.
MOTA: But if you have any free time, what TV shows or movies do you watch?
OBAMA: You know, I'm really big on sports. The truth of the matter is, I'm mostly watching SportsCenter.
MOTA: Alright, alright.
OBAMA: Whenever I'm working out at the gym if there's a basketball or football game going on, I'm usually tuned in there.
MOTA: What did you want to be growing up?
OBAMA: I wanted to be a bunch of different things. I wanted to be an architect for a long time.
MOTA: Wow, nice.
OBAMA: And I suppose in the back of my mind at some point I thought playing in the NBA would be great, being a basketball player. That ended I think around the age of 13 when I realized I wasn't talented enough.
OBAMA: It's okay. Things worked out pretty good.
Ms. Mota ended the interview by snapping a selfie with the president instead of asking the obvious follow-up question: "Sportscenter, really? Is that what you were doing the night of the Benghazi attacks?"
Transcript via RCP