President Obama rushes from press conference to go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Nerd in Chief strikes back

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Barack Obama is sometimes referred to as the ‘Nerd in Chief’, because he does stuff like this.

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So it’s no surprise that at yesterday’s final press conference of the year, the President had his mind on other things.

This isn’t the president’s only run in with Star Wars recently. Obama honoured creator George Lucas at the Kennedy Centre earlier this month, and the White House was invaded by stormtroopers yesterday, flanking press secretary Jay Carney.

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It’s good fun, but politically isn’t it strange for the White House to be seen in talks with the evil First Order? Perhaps they’re reconsidering those plans to build a Death Star.