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What Did Real President Barack Obama Say to Scandal’s President, Tony Goldwyn?

Actor Tony Goldwyn attends the 68th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 8, 2014 in New York City.
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Back in May, minds were blown when Scandal POTUS Tony Goldwyn met actual POTUS Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents’ dinner. But what actually happened when the fake leader of the free world shook hands with the real leader of the free world? “It was surreal!” Goldwyn said last night at the Tony Awards, where he was presenting. “As I walked up, he said, ‘Mr. President.’ So I repeated, trying not to look like an idiot. He was so charming! He asked me why I didn’t look as stressed as he does. He was like, ‘What are you doing?’ I was like, ‘Well, my job is not nearly as stressful as yours is, sir.’” Did Goldwyn hear that Obama has said he watches House of Cards but not Scandal? “He did not tell me that,” said Goldwyn, shaking his head. “He told me he watches the show, but I doubted it. Michelle watches the show. I think she genuinely does.”

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