Editor's Note: Obama resorts to BuzzFeed
Could there be anything less presidential than BuzzFeed? Apparently not to President Barack Obama.
Last week, in an attempt to persuade more young people to sign up for Obamacare, the president made a silly video for the news and entertainment site.
Obama is featured making funny faces in a mirror, fiddling with a selfie stick, doodling a picture of the first lady, and saying "yolo."
The video is called, "Things Everybody Does But Doesn't Talk About, Featuring President Obama," along with the disclaimer: "How did we get Obama to use a selfie stick? Oh, because he wants you to go to https://www.healthcare.gov."
Sunday marked the last official day people could enroll for health insurance, although the government extended the deadline for those who may have run into technical problems (shocking, right?).
The White House hasn't yet released updated numbers.
If Obama wanted attention, he got it. The BuzzFeed video has garnered 43 million views.
A year ago, the president pulled a similar stunt by appearing on Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns" with Zach Galifianakis to market the health care exchanges.
For Obamacare to work, Obama needs young adults to participate.
Whether laughing at the president encourages the targeted youth demographic to purchase insurance many of them don't need is another thing altogether.