There’s a good chance you’ve argued with the most powerful man in the world about whether or not Jon Snow is dead: As Vulture alumnus Andy Greenwald points out, Barack Obama’s new GQ interview with Bill Simmons comes as close as possible to revealing that, just like the rest of the country, the president of the United States spends his free time reading Game of Thrones recaps online. And also like everyone else, he has no idea what anybody’s name is. “I don’t remember the names of any of the characters,” Obama says. “I remember the characters, so when I watch it, I know exactly what’s going on. But if you read a review of the show afterwards and they’re mentioning such and such, the only one I remember is Jon Snow, because I can pronounce Jon Snow.” Imagine: Barack Obama scrolling through recaps while eating a sad desk salad, Barack Obama debating whether or not to share the latest Thrones think piece, Barack Obama getting in heated arguments in the Vulture comments about whether or not Dany should have stayed in Meereen. 2015 Obama is the most relatable president ever.
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