Marco Rubio: YouTube Stars & Selfie Sticks are Not a Good Look for Obama
Marco Rubio says he wants to bring a little class to the White House. During a recent appearance on Fox News, the Republican presidential candidate weighed in on Donald Trump and fired shots at President Obama for lacking class. When asked about Trump, Rubio maintained that Trump was bringing up valid issues, but not conducting himself with class. That’s when Rubio took aim at Obama:
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“We already have a president now that has no class. I mean, we have a president now that does selfie-stick videos, that invites YouTube stars there – people who eat cereal out of a bathtub – he goes on comedy shows to talk about something as serious as Iran. The list goes on and on.”
People who eat cereal out of a bathtub?
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Rubio was referring to Glozell Green, one of three YouTube stars who were selected to interview President Obama in January. The interview was was organized by the Obama Administration to reach out to young voters. To date, it has more than three million views on YouTube.
And yes, GloZell did eat cereal out of a bathtub once…
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But not during her interview with President Obama.
What’s the deal with the selfie stick?
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Rubio was referring to “Things everybody does but doesn’t talk about,” a BuzzFeed video featuring President Obama doing everyday things – things like using a selfie stick. President Obama appeared in the video in an effort to give Obamacare more exposure. The video has more than 54 million views on Facebook.
Apparently, Marco Rubio believes Obama’s strategy to reach out to young people has led Obama to put himself in “classless” situations.
Earlier this year, Amy Brundage, deputy communications director at the White House, told the Washington Post that Obama can’t ignore social media: “Our consideration is these platforms just reach so many people, we can’t not play in that space.”
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